What's the deal with kettle bells?

What's the deal with kettle bells? They seem so expensive for their weight compared to any other piece of weight-training equipment so surely there has to be a few things they're really good at, right?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Be a man and diy you filthy consoomer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What'd you fill it with? Honestly surprised it would be much cheaper to make them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cement
        Its around 40ish pounds. Cost me 20 bux

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >go to do a swing
      >bell flies off into something expensive

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only expensive things I own are my computer; which is in a different room, my workout equipment, and my Judy Hopps figurines.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >basketball filled with $20 worth of cement
          >expensive workout equipment

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how much to replace a panel of drywall?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Adds a thrill to the swings
        But really, the chain inside the handle is well-caught in the cement.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Adds a thrill
          Good to know that even 20 years later, I can't even hear the word 'thrill' without thinking of Snake Eater.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >WHAT A THRILL

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based ISTchad.
      I too made my own bell, unfortunately it's only 8kg.hkoko

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had a 50 lb bag of sand left over from when I had to tarp my roof, so I just filled leftover milk jugs with sand. They weigh 17 lbs each. Literally free weights, and I can use them as a kettlebell if I want to.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I guess you could do lateral raises with those milk jugs...

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they used to be cheaper than dumbbells but i guess that changed

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I use loadable dumbells, which makes the difference in price even more pronounced.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they were cheaper because it's easier to stick handles on a glob of metal, and they didn't really need to be balanced like a dumbbell.

      Then hipsters did the whole "le olde is le good, I will reject the mainstream" and went nuts with kettlebells. And then all that got bid up.

      There's like two exercises they do better than dumbbells

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What the fuck are you talking about? People got into kettlebells during the unnecessary lockdowns.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are small iron balls you can throw around (i.e., ballistic movements) for gains. Great for endurance, explosiveness, and achieving ottermode.
    Kettlebells became expensive after the pandemic, though you can probably find cheap ones if you stay away from known brands.
    A 16 kg kb, 24 kg kb, and a pull-up bar or rings are the poor man’s homegym.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You make it sound like kettle bells are superfluous if you have a barbell and dumbbells already.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How so?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just don’t buy competition KBs, it’s like saying you need competition eleiko bumpers instead of regular rubber ones

    I can buy a 20kg KB for €30, iron.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends. For swings sure but for anything that bangs on your forearm I prefer the competition ones.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, they can be good for like "strength-endurance" type of training if you use them for ballistic movements like kb snatch and kb swing.
    However they are expensive as fuck for the value they provide. It's better if buy some cheap iron barbell and some plates of 200 lbs and you can get much more value out of it

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only for americans shilling for Rogue or other MUH MANLY kettlebell logo brand. I can find plenty of cheap sources for kettlebells in Europe that are generic brand and they do just fine. Its the fact iron isn't cheap to make equipment out of or ship without damages etc.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a 10kg / 22lbs one from some european Dollartree equivalent for like 15$. It's basically reinforced plastic filled with concrete but its super stable.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer them for pullovers

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought iron 32kg one at a scrapyard for like 8€ and there's fags talking about diy with cement lol

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used this and then I realized I don't wanna be a dyel for the rest of my life, so I bought plates, a barbell and loadable dumbells. Gains went through the roof compared to using this shit. It may be good for cardio, but not for significant gains.

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