What about kettlebells?

My namesake looking strong and fit.

I’m thinking about kettlebells. I heard of them long ago, but when I saw videos of folks kettlebell routines, I was never moved nor motivated to try them.

A few years have passed and like most things other than liver, I’m reconsidering. I enjoy the building strength aspect of strength training, and although my current barbell based program is fine, and sometimes even fun, I want something new.

One of my friends has recently begun kettlebells. What about you? Have you ever tried them? Did you like them? Why, or why not? Leave me a message in the comments…

4 Replies to “What about kettlebells?”

  1. i need to get back into kettlebells. last year i had a session with a dude here in palo alto who’s kinda the man in the u.s. for kettlebells, and got his dvd. i was starting to get a rhythm going at home with my kettlebells and really enjoyed the workout, but then i did a bunch of travel and fell off the wagon in the process. but hey, there’s no time like the present…

  2. I enjoy kettlebells a good deal. They force core strength and development, while providing a total body workout and cardiovascular with only a few moves. Also, because they’re generally used with both hands, there’s almost a forced symmetry in how the muscles build and work together. Finally, it can be graceful, too, which appeals to my feminine energy.

    1. Thanks, Angela. You’re the second person to mention feminine albeit in a different way. Letitia said the kettlebell feels more gender appropriate in her hand. The actual weight reminds her of a purse. :-). But I am looking for something that allows grace. I miss dance very much. You’ve got me intrigued for sure…

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