Archive for the Solid Cast Iron Kettlebells Category


Selecting Your Kettlebell- Two Primary Categories

While there are a number of variations on a theme, there are two common types of kettlebells: the cast-iron classic, or fitness kettlebell and the steel competition, or sport kettlebell. In spite of their names, the competition kettlebell can be used for fitness goals and the classic bell can be used for competition. However, there […]

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Will the Adjustable Kettlebell Meet Your Needs?

ith the busy schedules that people have these days, saving time is of the essence. Saving money doesn’t hurt either. If your commitment to kettlebells as a permanent part of your fitness training is sincere, then an adjustable kettlebell can meet both of the aforementioned needs. An immediate benefit of the adjustable kettlebell is that […]

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Kettlebellers from Belarus Set New World Records

Kettlebells go as far back as Greece. In fact, at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, in Athens Greece, a 143 kg kettlebell (Uh, that would be a little over 315 lbs. folks. Don’t try that at home.) is stored with an inscription which says, “Bibon heaved up me above a head by one head”. Originally, […]

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Choosing Your Kettlebell: Sizing Up Your Handle

n choosing your kettlebell, it is important to consider the handle. The handle and your grip are important in controlling your movements and preventing injury. Here are some important factors to consider in sizing up the handle: Handle Surface If your handle surface is too rough, it can tear up your hands. If it is […]

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History and Growth of the Kettlebell

  he kettlebell was originally used in Russia as a counter weight for agricultural scales to weigh dry goods. It even bore the imperial seal first appearing in the Russian dictionary in 1704. Since it was very available, it gained popularity as a tool for strength and throwing competitions. It morphed eventually into a weight […]

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The Kettlebell Swing: Basic but Important

The kettlebell swing is the heart and soul of Kettlebell training. The swing can be done with either one or both hands. The swing uses the muscles of your posterior chain or the hips, hamstrings, back and core. The basic motion is to swing the Kettlebell out in front of you and then back down […]

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Selecting the Right Kettlebell Weight

etermining the correct weight to start out your kettlebell workout routines is important. Too much and you pull muscles or otherwise hurt yourself and give up kettlebelling forever. Too little and you will end up doing nothing meaningful to reduce fat or increase fitness and convince yourself that kettlebell workouts are a waste of time […]

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