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Competition Kettlebell

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Maria Garcia
• Saturday, 15 May, 2021
• 7 min read

Competition kettle bells are made of steel and are all the same size regardless of weight for a uniform training experience at all times. If you have used barbells, think about when you train with plates that are all the same size regardless of weight so your form is always the same during Olympic lifts.

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Contents

Most competition kettle bells are a steel shell with fillers like sawdust and ball bearings to achieve the desired weight. Our kettle bells 40 kg and above do contain a small amount of lead filler, but contain more steel in the mold to keep it as minimal as possible.

This program is designed to help you gain muscle with kettle bells with more advanced movements. If the goal is fat loss then the focus must be on caloric intake.

This program was designed to maximize fat loss while still building explosive strength and power. We provide explicit how to's inside the program to operate with one or two kettle bells.

This course is designed to achieve safe and effective performance of basic kettle bell movements and a handful of meaningful variations that will elevate your skills a coach. After completing the course, schedule a virtual test out with a certified trainer to coach you on your form.

The purpose of this is to make sure you are moving safely with great form for maximal kettle bell workouts! The trainer will work with you and coach you in a 30-minute session to move better and safer.

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This course is designed to achieve safe and effective performance of basic kettle bell movements and a handful of meaningful variations. This mat will absorb the impact of the heaviest kettle bells and protect the floor underneath.

You can also put multiple pieces together to protect larger areas in your garage gym. They might look like heavy teapots without a spout but kettle bells are, in fact, a very powerful tool in the fight against flab.

These compact weights are small enough to fit into even the smallest rooms and the majority of workouts require just one kettle bell, meaning you could enjoy some fat-torching training time from the comfort of your own home for less than a tenner, as long as your home has literally enough room to swing a cat (NB: don't actually swing a cat in order to ascertain this). Those venturing out into the world of kettle bells for the first time should go easy on the weight, as the grueling sessions will prove impossible if you can't lift the bloody thing above your head.

Finally, it's also worth noting the handle clearance from the bell (or 'window', to give it the correct title) and its diameter. Larger hands could find certain 'bells difficult to grip and comfortably on the forearm, which is required in burly overhead press exercises.

The neoprene sleeve over the cast iron body will help keeping the floors intact too. A small pointy bit on the handle can result in a bruised palm after a grueling kettle bell swing session.

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They all sport flat, non-wobble bottoms, color coded handles and an engraved logo at the front of the kettle bell. The difference is mainly felt in your wallet: while you will have to pay the premium price Tax kettle bells, the Gym reapers variety will a bit of extra money in the pocket.

Signing up for stock alerts and visiting the Gym reapers website often is highly recommended. Admittedly the Bow flex Selected 840 Kettle bell looks more like an actual kettle than a home weight, but don't let the looks deceive you.

Reasons to avoid You may have noticed that a number of dumbbell manufacturers have started offering selectable systems that negate the need to fill your house with a spread of weights. Well, Växjö has taken this idea one step further with its electronically-adjustable kettle bell system, which offers a spread of 5 kg-19kg in a singly, albeit slightly bulky, unit.

Plus, you'll have to invest in two of these if you want the ultimate kettle bell workout (squats, two-hand overhead press etc. The king of suspension weight training has long sounded the bell for kettle bells, as the lumps of iron make the perfect companion to spruce up any dangling Suspension Trainer workout.

It also results in that lovely, flat bottom, which makes it's easier to rest the kettle bell on the floor when switching hands during an arduous squat routine. Tax has added a splash of color to the handles, making it simple to spy the correct weight if swapping between kettle bells mid-workout.

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I'd say the 16 kg unit is the one to go for if you're a bloke in reasonable shape, but there's a good spread of weights, making this one piece of fitness equipment that will likely outlast the fickle New Year's resolution to shed a few pounds. Wilkerson Fitness has harnessed its many years of experience in knitting out the UK National Kettle bell Teams when designing and producing its range of superior quality 'bells.

Modern casting methods means each bell is formed out of a single piece of metal, meaning no joins or welds, while a distinct lack of cheap plastic handles ensures they come with a lifetime guarantee. Don't fret, if these prove a little daunting to the introductory kettle bell lifter you can always check out the slightly less hardcore range, which is still brilliantly constructed.

The perfect antithesis to the digital delights of the aforementioned Växjö is a good, old-fashioned selection of kettle bells. Rebel kettle bells don't come cheap, but they are engineered to last, fashioned from premium-grade Iron Ore, not scrap iron (as with cheaper alternatives) and using a one-piece cast mold to ensure the kettle bells feel well-balanced in the hand and built to last.

The powder coated finish means they won't flake, chip or rust when covered in sweat, too. We don't know many professional kettle bell athletes, but we are pretty sure they are very aware of Gorilla Sports and its range of competition -spec swingers.

With very strict regulations on dimensions and the aperture of the window (the handle, to you and me), these solid steel numbers are really only for the very serious enthusiasts out there. Each solid steel unit is individually priced, with the weedier 12 kg model costing around £50.

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Reasons to avoid It's not always a good idea to go out and blow a large sum on workout equipment on a get-fit whim. If you're new to the whole kettle bell thing, this vinyl number from Opt is a real bargain, with a cheap but substantial finish proving enough for most novice swingers.

The 10 kg maximum mass could feel a little light in time, but for those starting out, or who don't require massive heft from their 'bells, this is great. The compact size makes it perfect for stashing away at home for the odd impromptu session.

Reasons to avoid The vinyl coating swaddling these cast iron weights is a handy addition for anyone worried about damaging their parquet, yet the unit remains robust and a much more long-term option than cheaper all-vinyl offerings. Body power also offers a very impressive range of weights, with the option to package them up into a small set of, say, 6 kg-12kg increments.

That's not a huge maximum weight, obviously, but it allows lighter users to switch between high-resistance and low-resistance/high rep workouts with ease, for not much money. The vinyl coating may feel cheaper than the cast iron and steel suggestions on this list but all three of these will set you back half the price of a single kettle bell from some other brands.

It's simply a solid lump for lifting above your head while screaming like a hungry caveman. It's also one of the cheaper 16 kg weights on the market, making it very tempting to splash out on a couple to create a pretty awesome home gym set-up.

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KettlebellsUSA® proprietary “ICT “-Inner Core Technology design places more of the weight at the upper portion of the Kettle bell where the handle & bell join instead of the base as in traditional “filler type” competition Kettle bells. The window opening is designed to allow for quick & easy hand insertion & is not too big or small like other sport Kettle bell designs on the market. We focus on the details, for instance, we bake our paint for maximum longevity as opposed to spray paint and our handles have proprietary finish that is extremely comfortable bare handed and absorb chalk better than any other competitive category CompetitionKettlebell.

Available in a variety of weights, each kettle bell is constructed with a consistent diameter bell and handle size. Color coded by weight Polished steel 1.25’’ diameter handle Consistent diameter across all weights Increase strength and endurance through compound full body movements Perfectly smooth handles to minimize hand fatigue and blistering Can be used for numerous strength building exercises Competition size and once piece steel construction.

With a focus on performance, our competition kettle bells use high-grade iron and a molded construction for exceptional durability. Each kettle bell, regardless of weight, is identical in size so you can train with consistent technique as you gain strength and progress.

The range is offered in the international Gregory color scheme for quick and easy weight identification by sight from anywhere in the room. Constant base diameter, height and handle size regardless of weight, lets users develop and apply consistent technique as strength grows.

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3 www.healthline.com - https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness-exercise/deadlift-muscles-worked
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