Originally Posted by Off Road
I can tell you from experience that this is a hard thing to get accross to people. Everybody tends to gather into camps and throw stones at other's ideas. I tend to keep things simple and the advice I give is also simple. For this reason everybody thinks I'm anti-everything-else, but I am not. I just have my prefered methods and experiences and like to share those. But just like MAB, I'm open to gathering knowledge from wherever it may come from. This place is a jewel when it comes to different ideas being welcomed and valued.
Some people can't understand the concept that a weight is a weight is a weight
, if that makes sense.
As you say the "camps" are split, very often, even though, if a female prefers to lift a kettlebell (which seems to be common) they are still lifting weight. I'd rather see a female lift 2 x 24kg KBs and be lifting weight than never lift a weight because the only thing deemd correct to lift (by some) is a barbell.
PS: the female, kettlebell scenario is just an analogy but it does seem that kettlebells don't appear so alien to females, in general; it might be because they aren't yet associated with bulky muscles or at least to their knowledge.