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Kettlebells for Sale: What Are They and Where Can You Find Them?

Kettlebells for Sale:  What Are They and Where Can You Find Them?

Have you seen these new pieces of workout equipment called Kettlebells? They’ve become very popular these days, and chances are if you watch any of the fitness-based reality shows—shows like NBC’s The Biggest Loser—you have probably seen them and just not known it, however you may not know exactly what they are used for or where you can find Kettlebells for sale. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Here we will provide a brief definition of Kettlebells, outlines some of the uses for this simple piece of equipment, and give you an idea about where you can pick one up for use in your own unique workout program.

What are Kettlebells?

Before we go into detail about where you can find kettlebells for sale, let us first brush up on the definition and how they are used. A kettlebell is a weight, usually made from cast iron or heavy steel, that somewhat resembles a cannonball with a handle. Kettlebells come in a variety of sizes and weights, and depending on your level of fitness and strength, it’s fairly easy to find one suitable for your individual workout program.

Kettlebells are traditionally used as the primary piece of equipment for “ballistics” workouts. This type of exercise promises a full-body workout—including arms, legs and core—by combining strength training, flexibility training and cardiovascular exercise.

Kettlebells originate from Russia, where the equipment is called a “gyra,” and are available today in sizes ranging anywhere between 5 pounds and 175 pounds, although the original Russian kettlebell came standard in a size of 16 kilograms (roughly 35 pounds).Kettlebells offer a fantastic full-body workout, with movements that resemble real-life activities, such as shoveling snow or lifting boxes.

The Kettlebell Workout

Instead of traditional dumbbells, where the majority of the weight is supported by the body, the kettlebell’s weight is extended beyond the body, and besides building up grip strength, kettlebell workouts help to build strength and endurance in every part of the body. Exercises with the kettlebell include:

  • The Swing. By far the most popular kettlebell movement, here the kettlebell is held at arm’s length away from the body and rhythmically swung between the legs and back to the standing position. A great exercise for your arms, your legs and lower back.

  • The Snatch. Here the kettlebell is lifted, with both hands, directly over the head in one motion. This exercise is meant to strengthen both the arms and shoulders.

  • The Clean and Jerk. Similar to the barbell clean and jerk, this exercise is performed by raising the kettlebell to shoulder length, and then quickly shifting your hand position to hoist the kettlebell over your head. This exercise helps to strengthen the entire body, specifically the legs, shoulders and upper back.

Where to Find Kettlebells for Sale

Because of their recent popularity, finding kettlebells for sale is really rather easy. Here are just a few places you can try:

  • Sporting Goods Retailers
  • Fitness Stores
  • Discount Chains. (Target, Walmart)
  • Online
  • Private Sales

If you’re looking for a complete, full-body workout, but you don’t have the time or energy to drive to the gym, see if you can’t find an appropriately weighted kettlebell for sale in your area. These simple pieces of equipment truly do offer a fantastic workout option.

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