What Is A Kettlebell?

A kettlebell is an orb(spherical object) with a handle. They are usually a cast iron weight, although you can find them made with a wide variety of materials today. The cast iron kettlebells are what they were originally made from and they are, by far, the most durable of all kettlebells.

Another thing to note is this, it’s “kettlebell.” Not kettle bell or kettle ball. Some people get confused with that, but as soon as you experience the incredible fat burning, body leaning results of kettlebell workouts, you won’t care how it’s spelled.

When you’re choosing a kettlebell for your kettlebell workouts, there’s one thing you must make sure of. Make sure the handle of your kettlebell is smooth. I don’t care if you have to pay a little more for it either, your hands will thank you. If you buy cheap kettlebells with rough handles, they will tear up your skin and you won’t be able to do any kettlebell routines at all. So a smooth handle is a must. I can’t this emphasize this enough.

The earliest mention of the kettlebell was found in some Russian writings in 1704. So this fitness tool has stood the test of time. In 1913 Ludvig Chaplinskiy wrote in the Russian magazine Hercules, “Not a single sport develops our muscular strength and bodies as well as kettlebell athletics.” Thanks to Pavel Tsatsouline for bringing the kettlebell to America. Go check out his site. He offers incredible books and dvd’s, as well as kettlebells ranging from 10lbs to 106lbs. And they have smooth handles. Go check out his site and get yourself a kettlebell.