Dragon Door Kettlebell Review

by admin on December 12, 2009

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:

Save up to 30% on Dragon Door's classic Kettelbells

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lcd January 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

You have great blog and this post is good!

best regards, Greg

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admin January 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Thanks, I appreciate it – thanks for stopping by

Forest

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Brett Bentley February 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm

I like the quality of the American made Punch and Lifeline kettlebells as well. The attention to detail is excellent and are single cast bells.Two other excellent choices to consider.

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jondotkom May 11, 2011 at 5:35 am

Thanks for the info.

Yep, I’m a newbie, just beginning kettlebell training with the bells I find at my gym, and I’m hooked! This has got to be the best weight resistance workout I’ve ever done.

But now I’m shopping for my own ‘bells, and was debating the value of the Dragon Door pieces–they’re so dang expensive! But I guess it’s worth the investment in the long run.

Thanks for the advice. And I appreciate any more you can offer.

See ya!

Jon.

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admin May 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Awesome – glad I could be of help!

I know – the Dragon Door ‘bells are on the pricey side. I personally think they’re worth it, especially if you’re planning on doing more advanced kettlebell moves with them now or in the future.

Good luck!

Forest

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TRX Rip Trainer Review March 3, 2013 at 3:10 am

Thanks for finally writing about >Dragon Door Kettlebell
Review | Kettlebell Basics <Liked it!

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