Couple kettle bell questions

Ok so I got this 40lb kettlebell from a buddy of mine, we went over the basic swing / rack position but I was wondering if there was anything I could do beforehand to get used to the thing a bit more or just hop into the two handed swing?

I have done a bit of looking around on YouTube and skimmed through the other threads here

Also exhale at bottom swing breathe in on way up? Phone Post 3.0

Steve Cotter has a number of resources that teach all the progressions. Having a coach that you meet with once a quarter or so will help you refine and add new moves. Phone Post 3.0