It is ideal for strengthening and toning muscles, as well as improving your endurance, boosting cardio stamina and promoting healthy weight loss. The responses from Argos colleagues are accurate at the time of publishing.
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If you’re new to kettle bells, I recommend a 12 kg or 16 kg for cleans and snatches, depending on your strength. The handles will chew up your hands and the smaller sizes will make it hard to perform moves like cleans and snatches with decent form, and without decent form you’re asking to get injured.
You can work out along with me in this video where I break down the moves and give tips on form Using kettle bells will torch that fat and develop some decent muscle.
To help you avoid clicking on your preferred bell only to find it’s unavailable, we’ll collect your best options in stock at the top of the page. The Demos kettle bells are among the better cheaper options you can find, which partly explains why they come in and out of stock so quickly.
If you’re an experienced bell user then head to a manufacturer like Wilkerson, but if you just need a little weight to beef up your home workouts, these will get the job done. One of our perennial picks, this is coming in and out of stock, but allows you to put your money down and reserve one.
If that’s the weight range you’re after, however, your quids in because Mira fit makes high-quality gym equipment. The handle is stainless steel so there will be no seam and the bell itself is encased in a textured rubber.
Simply press a button to choose one of six weights, pull it off its charging cradle and it’s good to go. An accompanying app supplies workout ideas, and motion sensors in the device will track your reps.
Check Argos to see if it’s stock near you or buy from Apple and wait for delivery between 25th July and 1st August. Training with kettle bells can be an excellent way to boost both your strength and cardio fitness (just check out this kettle bell workout guide) and, like dumbbells, they’re small enough and affordable enough for you get for home use.
If you’re a kettle bell novice, Lloyd recommends the following weights for your first purchase. “ Kettle bell swings, cleans and snatches are repetitive actions, so if you have a rough handle or one with a seam going down the middle, you will soon know about it,” says Lloyd.
Cheaper kettle bell manufacturers will make no real effort to remove this nasty, sharp seam and your hands will soon tear up like you’ve done a day on a building site.” Lloyd recommends running your hands around the entire handle, especially underneath, before buying.
“These are a bit more price, but if you want consistency, good progression and form then get kettle bells from Wilkerson Fitness. Lloyd’s favorite kettle bells don’t come cheap, but these colored cast-iron bells are top-notch.
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By Dan Brewer / Roll, MO, USA I started out purchasing a lower weight kettle bell from a local store just to see if I would like using it.
The kettle bell quickly became my favorite form of workout. I couldn't get a higher weight kettle bell elsewhere, so I purchased this one from dragon door.
By Barb Waurzyniak / Minneapolis, MN, USA The finish is the best, and they are far superior to the kettle bells that I started with from the local sporting goods store.
If you are training for the snatch test I would recommend this size. Women will have a heavier tool but not so heavy they can't get reps in.
Hi Team One of my many strength goals for 2018 is to press the MIGHTY 24 kg KB (-3-5 reps per arm). I could always use classic linear progression and tape 2 kg weights to my 16 kg, I could get an additional 4 kg so that the final 4 kg increase would be less strain than a straight jump from 16 to 24 kg...
If I do too much I have recovery issues(not to mention, I just hate training that way). But I find that when I am doing Grinds (like presses), I typically respond best to 2 ladder rungs, specifically: 1,2,3,4,5,1,2,3,4,5.
However, I'm not sure I would ever do them again because I think there are easier ways to improve the press (although it may take longer and require patience). I think the answer to this question is if one wants to achieve their goal as fast as possible.
-continue to do ladders with the 16 kg bell, multiple times per week. Or Laying on the floor, hold it with a locked arm (like the beginning of the TGU).
Eventually cleaning it and holding it in the rack position. Or eventually pressing it with 2 hands (cheating), and holding it overhead in the lockout position.
And one day eventually being able to press the bell 1 time. In summary, maybe just interacting with the bell, doing lifts you can perform with it, will make you stronger and help you press it one day.
While all the responses to my query are valid- for me, William bad Butt's plan is the guidance I was seeking. Forget my original plan of taping weights to my 16 kg, I will follow (and report back) on William Bad Butts' suggestions.
@KIWI5 Welcome to the forum! While I think that a cautious, sensible approach to training volume is commendable, I think that, provided you're able to 'listen to your body' and have the discipline to stop your sets once you're no longer able to maintain proper form, you should be fine performing the ladders with 24 kg. You'll probably want to get plenty of rest between sets, so it could end up taking a long time to get through the session, but I don't think you've any reason to be especially cautious of a higher training volume.
While the 'classic' 8 kg increment between the standard sizes has its advantages, I found that the 8 kg difference between 16 and 24 kg (50%) is a lot more significant than the 8 kg difference between 24 and 32 kg (33.3%) and training my get-ups with a 20 kg dumbbell was really helpful in helping me advance to the 24 kg. If you can't get your hands on a 20 kg bell, you could look into ways of adding weight to your 16 kg.
Level 7 Valued Member Elite Certified Instructor So I took my 2rm from 24 kg to 28 kg (24 is my new 6 is max) over the course of 2-3month of just consistency pressing 2-4 times a week.
No plan really just consistent practice, and average volume of 50-70 reps per week. A plan is always better but ladders work, like some kind of magic.
Mark, reading Kiwi5's original post makes it seem like he cannot press the 24 kg. I am also curious to see if he confirms this. I also agree that owning a 20 kg would be very helpful, if that was an option.
Or on alternate days, like Dan John has written about? (unless Plan strong seminars come to New Zealand...that option is out) Also, I can press my 16KG 5 times on each arm with good form, maybe more but I'm happy with 5.
(unless Plan strong seminars come to New Zealand...that option is out) Also, I can press my 16KG 5 times on each arm with good form, maybe more but I'm happy with 5. Try soju&tuba press. It works well and its easy plan compared to Top.
Actually I should train for gs marathons, but sometimes you just wanna some strength. Looks like a solid system- but my risk analysis of the volume sets off warning bells.
My body can easily handle high volume swings, but performing high volume exercises like the press (or bench, squat etc) are not part of my program. Saudi, that Sou and Tuba program looks awesome, and I think it would be very effective.
If he can't do that, would you recommend this program with the 16 kg if he can already press it for reps? Bauer, I don't do 2 ladders every time, but that is prob about the average.
An easy program that is not too demanding (minimum effective dose). The bench press is probably completely unnecessary but I'm doing a little personal experiment to see how well I can transition back into Powerlifting many months from now.
I usually randomize my weight of bell via dice, but currently I'm not doing that. Saudi, that Sou and Tuba program looks awesome, and I think it would be very effective.
If he can't do that, would you recommend this program with the 16 kg if he can already press it for reps? Then as we Westernized kettle bells, we added different sizes like the 12 kg and 8 kg so that women would be able to use them.
Slowly, we’ve added more and more sizes to bridge the gaps in between bells. Because I started using them to rehabilitate my shoulder, I spent a lot of time with a 16 kg at the beginning.
The shoulder problem was too bad to rehab and I ultimately ended up needing surgery, but returned again to my 16 kg once I was cleared to lift weights. To be honest, once my shoulder was healthy I made the jump to the 24 kg pretty quickly.
And from there I handled most training with it pretty easily until I felt ready for the 32 kg. As anyone who has done it before will tell you, everything is actually pretty smooth sailing and you can progress quickly until you hit 32 kg, and then it gets tough.
In most kettle bell programs for pressing, the advice is that you’d do a series of ladders split over three days to get stronger. Because kettle bells have these big jumps in load you’re actually better off manipulating volume or density than you are intensity.
The following plan is by my friend and former Master ROC and brainier Kenneth Jay. I’m a big believer that you will still need to use the bell you’re struggling with on one day per week, so that you get used to the weight.
If you’ve got the time and patience, adding training volume will always work. For people who have never heard of Escalating Density Training (EDT), I suggest getting out from under your rock and reading Charles Stanley ’s work.
Typically, you’d look to reduce the target time by 10% before adding weight and beginning the process again. But the pesky weight jumps with kettle bells make this an unwieldy strategy.
If you’ve got a bell you can press for a few sets of five, but no more, then you can combine both concepts. At this point you’ve already improved performance by 20%, and the best bet now is to add volume.
You may be able to bring that time down further, but the goal is increasing strength, not turning this into a conditioning bout. You’ll find you can follow this program for an almost indefinite period of time, and it naturally allows for easy and hard weeks in order to prevent burn out.
The best thing about taking your time on each bell is that you will build form as you go. Be patient with the jumps and think of each bell as a new belt in a martial art that needs to be learned about and grown into, rather than as a step to get past as quickly as possible.
Even experts face a confusing range of options when looking to purchase their own kettle bells. The shape and thickness of the handle is a matter of personal preference: what’s important is that it’s of high quality.
Cheaper models may have rough edges or seams, and once you start performing repetitive swings and other exercises these could lead to cuts and other injuries in your hands. If you have to use kettle bells without perfectly smooth handles, consider sanding down the offending areas before use.
The vinyl weights are easy to keep clean and there are four small feet on the base of each kettle bell to help ensure they stay upright when not in use. The York Kettle bells are bulkier than cast iron options, and are really aimed at beginners rather than gym regulars looking to outfit a home gym, but they’re as heavy as advertised and that’s the main thing when you're looking to increase your strength and fitness.
It’s not the prettiest thing we’ve ever seen, but AmazonBasics’ Cast Iron Kettle bell is a brilliant budget option, offered in weights from 4 kg to a heftier 20 kg. Unlike cheap plastic options, this product is built to last: the surface is painted with an anti-corrosion coating, and it comes with a one-year warranty.
The textured handle affords a comfortable yet secure grip and is wide enough to use with one hand or two depending on preference. The handles are hand-finished in order to ensure quality, and while 95% of kettle bells need to be refinished over time, Wilkerson guarantees that its products are sturdy enough to do without the extra maintenance.
Don’t let the price put you off, though: its removable plates let you tailor the weight to suit your needs, so this one kettle bell does the job of a whole set. You can choose either a 26 kg or 36 kg set, starting off with the handle’s unladen 10 kg weight and working your way up to the maximum.
It’s perfect for those who want a variable set of weights, without having to store a large collection of individual kettle bells. The Växjö smart kettle bell isn’t cheap by any measure, but it’s the ultimate in convenience, swapping between the six different weights available on offer in seconds, which makes it ideal for homes where space is at a premium.
The kettle bell has nine hours of battery life and connects with a partner app where it tracks your sets and reps automatically using the motion sensors on board. You can set up nine different users on the kettle bell, so your training sessions aren’t confused for your partner’s, and the app will even recommend workouts for you to try.