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The Iron Truth about Kettlebell Training

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  • 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. - 12/16/2015 9:46:21 AM
  • 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. - 9/15/2015 2:58:55 PM
  • I find the kettlebell lighter than the normal weight - is that right? - 9/11/2015 3:29:35 PM
  • 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! - 9/8/2015 10:52:53 AM
  • 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. - 9/8/2015 8:22:13 AM
  • 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.
    - 6/29/2015 10:23:45 PM
  • 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!!! - 6/15/2015 9:57:46 AM
  • MBOND8
    Beefcake3D is a great kettlebell & dumbbell workout / exercise / fitness app for tablets.

    For iPad:
    For Android:
    id=com.kickjazz.beefcake3d - 10/20/2014 10:56:28 AM
  • This site is the only place that I've encountered kettlebells. - 8/8/2014 6:50:53 AM
  • 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. - 8/7/2014 3:17:42 PM
  • I've been doing kettlebells for a short time now and love it. It is a great workout and can be as challenging as you need. Currently I have two 16 kg, a 24 kg, and a 32 kg. I got into them through a friend who is associated with StrongFirst. I didn't see it listed in the article and thought I'd post it in case anyone is looking for an instructor, they are all over the country. - 7/12/2014 1:59:45 PM
  • I'm not coordinated enough to use a kettleball. I'd probably injure myself. - 6/30/2014 10:25:19 AM
  • I would love to take a class, but I have knee issues and am concerned that I will hurt more than when I do squats. - 6/23/2014 8:44:09 PM
  • For those complaining about cost, try these kettle bells available through Amazon (free shipping for prime members). GoFit Contoured Single Vinyl Coated Kettlebell are easier on the arm and cost less that the recommended sites. The vinyl coating saves your floors. 35 lb bell is around 65 dollars and the 25 lb bell is around 56 dollars. Works like a regular kettle bell, but the concave surface rests better against the foreare. - 6/19/2014 4:16:15 PM
  • I had a personal trainer who loved them, but I kept getting nasty bruises from where they hit my arms. After reading this, maybe he wasn't a good trainer for kettleballs. - 6/3/2014 3:30:56 PM

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