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    Would you help me choosing: gauntlet or ironheart?

    Hi everyone, next January I want to add some weight training to my workout plan, and I'm asking for advice about whether I should pick Gauntlet or Ironheart (or which one first...).
    I used to run, do some weight training and I have already done strength programs in Darebee such as Ironborn and Tone express; at the end of September I abruptedly stopped training because I had to go to the ER and have abdomen surgery. Therefore of course I couldn't do anything until the end of November, when I started working out again (with light programs, like Square One, Baseline and Foundation light). Now I'm back to running and would like to add some weight training.
    I must add that I lost 7 kg in ten days because of that health issue and training-wise, I also don't recover very fast, so I'm looking for a slow progression program which can help me to recover at least the full range of movements to not injury myself. Any suggestion will be welcome.
    Thank you and happy new year!

    #2
    If you have adjustable dumbbells I would advice Ironheart... its less demanding in progression and easier to adjust .
    Gauntlet needs a lot of core work/stabilization and has more complex movements... I would not consider "The Gauntlet" a "recovery" program...

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      #3
      I thing Gauntlet it is a good choice.With Kettlebells we have (in general) also a cardio workout,something that you want as I understand,you may try it if you have the stamina and then try Ironheart being stronger.
      The problem is as mentioned that it is a demanding and not a "recovery" program...

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        #4
        Two answers, two opinions

        Its your choice, again...

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          #5
          I thing, if you have not any medical problems you can choose a lighter kettlebell at the beginning.
          I start again kettlebells (using my-not so heavy the truth- 30 lbs kettlebell) after a long time that I did not lift and I have no problem,I do the bag and tag workout and the truth is that it is demanding.
          But as I told you can choose a lighter kettlebell that fills your level.
          Have a happy new year

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            #6
            I'd opt for Ironheart. Every third day is more of an active rest day - being either yoga or tendons. Quite frankly, I found it easier than The Gauntlet (which I also enjoyed, though I am more likely to repeat Ironheart). I think particularly if you have had abdominal surgery and may be still weak in that area, swinging kettlebells just yet might not be right for you. But that's really for you to determine.

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              #7
              Anyway,if you are not fully recovered from the surgery you can go step by step, for example to do easy bodyweight workouts for some time.
              Kettlebell workouts seem to be demanding so you may try them after.
              Also you can ask doctors that it is ok to lift weights for now.

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                #8
                Thank you HellYeah Avatar TopNotch !
                I actually am fully recovered from the surgery and already did easy bodyweight workouts for more than a month. It seems to me that you all agree that the Gauntlet is more demanding than Ironheart, so even though the Gauntlet's complex movements could be the right thing to go back in shape, I think I'm going for the easy one first. So Ironheart first and Gauntlet following.
                Once again, thank you and a happy new year!

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