If you’ve shopped around for kettlebells at all, you’ve probably found that there are a lot of different brands out there at a wide range of different prices. I’ve personally used quite a few different brands of kettlebells, and I can tell you firsthand – there’s a difference! I’m going to give you a few tips on your purchase, and also explain why a quality ‘bell – particularly a Dragon Door kettlebell – is worth the extra investment.
First, don’t cheap out when purchasing a kettlebell. Although I’ve never witnessed it first hand, I’ve heard stories of cheap kettlebells coming apart at really bad times – like when the weight is pressed overhead. That being said, quality is obviously an important factor.
Secondly, if you’re just going to be doing really basic stuff with the kb’s, like squats or two-handed swings, then you can probably get by with a lesser brand. But as soon as you progress and start doing things like higher-rep cleans, snatches, etc., the smoothness of the handle and the way the weight is balanced become really important.
Third, I’ve found that cheaper brands of kettlebells tend to come apart pretty fast. For example, I purchased a few kettlebells from a local sporting goods store when I first started getting in to kb training, and within six months the rubber coating came off and they started to rust.
Dragon Door Kettlebells are the best I’ve trained with and I’m currently in the process of replacing all my non-Dragon Door ‘bells. They just have the best finish, the best workmanship, and are the best balanced. If you’re just starting out with kettlebell training, a single kettlebell is fine – an average man could start with a 12k or a 16k, an average woman an 8k or 12k. Use the information on this blog to help get you started and you’ll be on the fast track to reaching your fitness goals with kettlbell training! Click the link below to order a kettlebell from Dragon Door now and get up to 30% off: