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Old 06-18-21, 02:45 AM  
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Linda - nope, no jewelry (kettlebells is one of the only things I take off my wedding band for).
Do you have any weight lifting gloves or thin weighted gloves? They may help?
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Old 06-18-21, 02:47 AM  
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Beth I heard back from Lauren re: your question on adjusting for pear-nacity. She mentioned performing the towel swing. Here's her video on it: https://youtu.be/jZIdIuaI6sY

Gale I hope you're still swinging with us and having no issues!

Day 4 was another lighter bell for me. One arm swings are fun especially when you switch but I am not confident enough to go very heavy with them. Day 2 and Day 3 are my fav sequences so far though.

Good job everyone...good to see you join us Pam61 and manley!
I thought about that (I had only seen it a few times before, didn't know the why of it) but it scares me to death for some reason. - the towel thing, sorry i didn't make that clear, haha Blessings (I'm still at it!!)
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Old 06-18-21, 08:05 AM  
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I feel the same about the towel swings. I don't know if it's my grip on a towel or the strength of the towel that I don't trust but I've been afraid to try them!
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Old 06-18-21, 08:37 AM  
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Linda, thanks so much for asking Lauren!

I think I might have tried the towel swing when I was learning KBs years ago. I certainly think it is something worth trying, but I also think that there are probably ways to make swings more comfortable for large thighs/larger bodies without having to do a beginner's exercise.

Jenilu, I might have lifting gloves around somewhere. I've never really felt comfortable using them, though; I feel like I have less confidence gripping weights when I can't feel them directly, if that makes sense.
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Old 06-18-21, 08:46 AM  
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All this talk about stance width inspired me to measure mine. It's about 2 feet from slightly-turned-out to to slightly-turned-out toe. In case it matters, I'm about 5'4" and have long arms for my height.
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Old 06-18-21, 09:18 AM  
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All this talk about stance width inspired me to measure mine. It's about 2 feet from slightly-turned-out to to slightly-turned-out toe. In case it matters, I'm about 5'4" and have long arms for my height.
From the first metatarsal or forefoot to forefoot, I'm 20 inches apart.
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Old 06-18-21, 09:57 AM  
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Linda, thanks so much for asking Lauren!

I think I might have tried the towel swing when I was learning KBs years ago. I certainly think it is something worth trying, but I also think that there are probably ways to make swings more comfortable for large thighs/larger bodies without having to do a beginner's exercise.
Beth How about adjusting your rhythm or increasing your hip hinge?

You might try recording yourself and see if that would help?

I know if I don't hinge enough and really shove my lovely booty back enough then I don't get the power I need and my rhythm gets wonky doodle.
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Old 06-18-21, 10:19 AM  
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manleym, that grip thing looks interesting, but it seems like you would need a really wiiide stance for that!
Good point. I didn't even consider needing a wide stance. In fact, all of this talk about stance has me wondering about my stance. Something I never even really thought about before but guess I should. I've just been swinging away!

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I know if I don't hing enough and really shove my lovely booty back enough then I don't get the power I need and my rhythm gets wonky doodle.
And you sure don't want your rhythm to be wonky doodle!
LOL! You crack me up!!
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Old 06-18-21, 10:23 AM  
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Cynthia, how very cool to work out with Tracy Reifkind! It was her book The Swing that got me started with KBs last year.

I did Day 2 today, first time doing 1 arm swings and it was challenging but made it to the end. Knowing there aren't too many left helps a lot LOL!
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Enjoyed Day 5. Did the 2-handed swings with my 20 lb! And then the one-handed swings with the 8 kg.

Last time I did one of these swing weeks, a VFer posted a list of the moves. I'll do that after day 7. Lauren will keep the videos up for a little while, but then they're taken down/disappear.

Found my printout of the listed moves. http://www.forum.videofitness.com/sh...d.php?t=227258
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