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Herr, the kettlebell is much more portable than a power rack and 425 lbs of bar and plates it takes to replicate the same pulling strength as a 53 lb KB. As far as practicality, one KB will last the rest of my life, if cared for, and save me thousands of dollars on gym fees. Now, if I could choose only one modality, KB or barbell with power rack, I would choose barbell with power rack, with the caveat being that the barbell is easily available. But life being as it is, I still think the KB packs more punch per pound and dollar cost than any other exercise tool in existance.