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  • I enjoy my kettle ball workout!
  • I love them, but haven't done them for awhile. I need to get back into it. :) I signed up for a groupon for 12 kettlebell classes to get me back on track.
  • I don't really like the Kettle ball. It might be because I have small hands and 5 ft tall. Don't know why I not comfortable with them.
  • MM4WL2016
    I love the diversity of using a kettlebell. That being said, I am smart about using it. As with using any weights, controlled movements are crucial. For me the kettlebell adds a variety that I wouldn't get from using dumbbells alone. It's just different moves that I use & the handle makes it a lot easier, in my opinion.
  • I love them. I've been melting inches like crazy since I started using them and i'm soon to be 52 years old. I feel great when I finish too. I learned to use them from youtube.
  • If you are bruising your wrist doing kettlebells that means you are over gripping the bell handle, this comes with practice and patients, it's also advisable to wear kettle Guards while training with the kettlebell. You can also learn how to do the lifts correctly if you work with a certified Kettlebell instructor not just a personal trainer. This article was very well written and it's advise is very solid. Kettlebell training is one of the best things anyone can do to improve their posterior chain and improve on all aspects of their well being.
  • I have used them and don't like them. It's too easy for them to bounce off your hands or wrists and bruise you. I can hold a dumbbell and do the same thing.
  • I find the kettlebell lighter than the normal weight - is that right?
  • I agree fully that you NEED to work with a certified trainer to learn the basics. I've also watched reputable trainers on youtube who are not certified and they're teaching the technique incorrectly!
  • I think the idea that you can't learn how to use Kettlebells from YouTube or a DVD is just silly. I found IzzyBarish on his channel seven years ago and have learned so much from him. Of course, Pavel's From Russia is the expert and then there is Steve Cotter. I trust them teaching Kettlebells well over some kid in a local gym who says he has some certificate.
  • I'm just wondering does it have to be the iron kettlebells? I've seen other types like hard plastic and wonder if these would work just as well as the iron KB. I've been doing some Kelly-Coffey Meyer workouts and she says we can use hand weights if we don't have KB, but I would like to try KB.
  • I started with kettlebells a few years ago and got mine through My sister recently bought a 15lb one at (Gold's Gym kettlebell) for about $25 and she loves it. I will be getting her the 25lb one for $40 for her birthday. It is singly the best workout I have ever done. I use many workout dvd's but the 2 best ones I have found are from - the Kettlebell Goddess Workout with Andrea DuCane Senior RKC and Pavel's From Russia with Tough Love Kettlebell Workout for a Femme Fatale. Kick butt and takes no names!!!
  • MBOND8
    Beefcake3D is a great kettlebell & dumbbell workout / exercise / fitness app for tablets.

    For iPad:
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  • This site is the only place that I've encountered kettlebells.
  • I didn't think I'd really be able to do kettlebells, but I had a kind, patient instructor that really worked with me. He didn't make me feel wimpy for starting out with tiny, lightweight kettlebells. Shop for your instructor and don't be afraid to tell them if you need clarification.

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