* Kettlebells offer an easy way to work out at home
* Incredible versatility allows for a wide range of workouts
* Short on space and can’t bother with overpriced gyms? Kettlebells are a great alternative
We know that exercise is key to a longer and healthier life, but getting to the gym can sometimes get in the way of life. Or at least that’s what it can feel like. If you’re short on time and patience but want to get a workout in, even at home, then it’s time to consider the humble kettlebell.
The benefits of compound, whole body movements typically associated with kettlebell training are widely accepted to be far superior to standard gym machines that only work one muscle group at a time. Why waste energy and time when you can work on improving muscle tone, cardio, strength and body composition with a single piece of equipment?
If, however, you’ve never grabbed a kettlebell by the horn, it might seem intimidating, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t switch to kettlebells years ago. And ladies, you won’t be “bulking up” with kettlebells, just toning. Best of all, kettlebell training doesn’t impact your joints the way other cardio does, and actually strengthens your joints.
So what are you waiting for? Here are six solid options to get you started.
1. Yes4All Solid Cast Iron Kettlebells
Yes4All offers a wide range of cast iron kettlebells in weights as heavy as 80 lb. and as light as 5 lb. The black powder coating ensures these KBs won’t chip and rust, and it offers a nice textured finish for better grip during isolated movements.
2. CAP Barbell Enamel Coated Cast Iron Kettlebell
CAP Barbell’s enamel coated cast iron KBs start at 10 lb. and top out at 50 lb. The enamel coating offers a smoother finish, which can be beneficial for exercises that involve a lot of swinging.
3. Gymenist Kettlebell Fitness Iron Weights With Neoprene Coating
These colored KBs from Gymenist are neoprene coated to help protect floors from getting scratched in case you drop a KB during a training session. They’ve available in weights starting at 5 lb. on up to 25 lb.
4. Tone Fitness Kettlebell
If you can’t fully commit to a range of KBs, but still want to see what the fuss is all about, Tone Fitness offers a set of three KBs in 5, 10 and 15 lb. weights. Even at these weights, you can still get a great workout.
5. Kettlebell Kings Steel Kettlebells
Made from steel with a consistent 33mm handle across all weight increments, these competition style KBs from Kettlebell Kings start at 25 lb. and are available in five pound increments up to 75 lb.[caption id="attachment_75776" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy Amazon[/caption]
6. Kettlebell Kings Black Adjustable Kettlebell
If you’re tight on space, Kettlebell Kings offers this all-in-one adjustable KB that’s a fraction of the cost of a full set, while letting you flip between seven different weights ranging from 10 lb to 40 lb.
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