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27 - 03 -2021

The Kettle bell

"You don't use the machine, you become one."

It might be hard for beginners to start working out with the kettle bell. This, since it is quite weirdly shaped and therefore seems difficult to do your workouts with. However, this type of equipment is one of the most easiest one to start with, due to the fact that it provides very versatile exercises. I have one myself, and I have to say that this is one of the best purchases ever made.

Lotte ter Woerds
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New with the kettle bell?

No worries! This blog will inform you about all of the necessities: how to use it, and the types of them.


Why the kettle bell?

We have all seen them at the gym. Those weirdly shaped weights we use during our home workout training. But when deciding which kettle bell the best home workout equipment to buy is, it can be a task. But no worries! This blog will inform you about all of the necessities: how to use it, and the types of them.

Obviously, the kettle bell has several benefits of its usage. These are the main ones:

  • Improves Core Strength & Stability
  • Enhances Body Awareness & Coordination
  • All-In-One Total Body Conditioning Tool

How to use it

These bells have in fact, off-centered weights. Therefore, working out with a kettlebell causes the increasing of core stabilization and can be used for squads, cleans, jerks, snatches, throws and more. Furthermore, the exercises with this type of equipment can be done outside, indoors, laying down, standing up, squatting, and much more.

Examples of exercises:

– Sumo squat

– Kettle bell swings

– (reverse) Lunge

– Russian twist

Types of kettle bells

As we already know, this type of equipment come in many different shapes, sizes and design. As the market grows, so does the creativity within a kettle bells construction. However, at the end of the day, there are 2 main kettle bell types that remain key players on the market.

First we have the Cast Iron Kettle bell: this type is the most standard looking one, with a handle typically wider than the bell itself. This type is best for recreational lifters who regularly or casually use them in training.

Then we have the Competition bell, which is for lifters and even athletes who might want to compete in a formal competiton. This one is not for beginners, due to the smaller handle, but could be used by smaller handed (beginner) individuals.

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