Alright so you want to build muscle with kettlebells then listen up.
First off remember that strength is the stuff of muscle so if you aren’t strong that’s a problem. You won’t be able to build a lot of muscle if you are weak, so in that case what you should do is make sure you are lifting heavy at least some of the time. Heavy of course means that weight is high while sets are low.
OK so now what people will say is, Well Pat I heard if you want to build muscle you should be doing somewhere between 6 – 12 reps per set, that is what BodyBuilding.com told me. And what I say is yes, well this is the “hypertrophy” range except only that doing 6 – 12 reps of presses or squats with only a silly amount of weight will get you nowhere, actually. What you want is to be as strong as possible so you can maximize the amount of weight you use for the higher rep sets in order that they are useful.
By this you should “wave” heavy/low rep sets between workouts, like Som talks about, or you could even do a few heavy/low reps sets and then a few back off sets, which I talk about. There is more than one way to building muscle but the principles are the same.
So if you want to build muscle with kettlebells you should somehow always include:
- A few lower rep strength sets.
- A few higher rep muscle sets.
- At least two big exercises (like presses and front squats).
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How to Build Muscle with Kettlebells!
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