Tips for Buying a Kettlebell

There are many reasons you might want to buy a kettlebell. They burn a lot of fat with their strength training and cardiovascular combination. They’re affordable, don’t take up a lot of space, and you can get a lot of results with just a little bit of effort.

Kettlebells are very trendy, but they’re not the same as a flash in the pan fad. Kettlebells have actually been around for a very long time and have just maintained their reputation as a formidable piece of exercise equipment.

You can buy a kettlebell locally (if you can find them) or online. If you buy online, there are some places that will provide free shipping, which is a perk, considering they’re made of heavy cast iron materials in most cases.

There are kettlebells for women and those for men, but in reality, it just depends on how much you can lift. You might remember that Holly mentioned starting with at least an 8 – 12kg kettlebell ~ because barbie weights don’t change your body. (I love that saying!)

For many workouts, you’ll only need a single kettlebell. But for some routines, you’ll be using two kettlebells – one in each hand. This is primarily for the more advanced kettlebell user, not beginners.

Some of the kettlebells that you buy come with more components than just the kettlebells themselves. Some of them come in kits – complete with a DVD, training manual, nutrition guide and workout chart. Just make sure if you’re following a DVD the person doing it is a certified kettlebell instructor.

You might want to stick with the traditional cast iron kettlebells, but many people are now choosing kettlebells that are made of alternate materials. For example, you might find some that are filled with sand and covered with vinyl so that they won’t put marks on your floor like a cast iron version would.

Just make sure that whatever material you invest in, the kettlebell itself resembles the original kettlebell shape, with a handle positioned for you to grip easily and a base that’s flat below the rounded part.

Kettlebells have an aesthetic appeal, too. Some women like to get a girly color, like pink. Some prefer to invest in a kettlebell that looks powerful and daunting, like one with a skull etched into the bell.

You can also get a kettlebell stand where you can stack the equipment vertically. However, unless you have a large set of kettlebells, you can store these easily almost anywhere out of sight.

If you’re ready to get your kettlebell ~ Amazon.com has a large selection at reasonable prices, as well as flat rate shipping for most of them.

Here’s a few key moves to do once you’ve gotten your bells.

If you like Holly’s teaching style and want to do more of her workouts, you can grab Kettlebells for Busy Moms ~ and have her entire kettlebell workout series!

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