StrongFirst® Kettlebell

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The Russian kettlebell is a complete, no-compromise, extreme hand-held gym.

Ours is as tough as the people who train with it. Designed and manufactured to the exacting standards you would expect from tools specced out for elite athletic and military use.

  • Gravity cast
  • E-Coated
  • A finish that is chip and rust resistant
  • A handle that strikes the “just right” balance between grip and glide
  • Built for your most punishing demands

Declare your training independence from circumstances. With StrongFirst® kettlebells and methods, get the best training results anywhere, anytime.

“What kettlebell sizes do I need?”

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What kettlebell sizes do I need?

“What kettlebell sizes do I need?”

Kettlebells are traditionally measured in poods. One pood, an old Russian unit, equals 16 kilograms, approximately 35 pounds. You need the following bell sizes to get started:

Is this you? The kettlebells you need
In pounds In kilos
Average strength lady 18, 26, 35lbs 8, 12, 16kg
Strong lady 26, 35, 44lbs 12, 16, 20kg
Average strength gentleman 35, 53lbs 16, 24kg
Strong gentleman 53, 70lbs 24, 32kg

What is “average” and what is “strong”?

A woman who can do strict pushups with ease and a man who can bench press more than 225 pounds or 100 kilos qualify as “strong.”

Even if you are lot stronger than that—powerlifting strong—do not exceed the above starting weights. Truly free weights, kettlebells feel a lot heavier than advertised.


“Why do women need more kettlebells than men?”

Because ladies have a different upper-to-lower-body strength ratio than gents.


“Do I need two kettlebells of the same size?”

No.

A couple of years down the road you might decide to notch up the challenge by doing double kettlebell exercises, but that decision is far in the future.


“Why are the weight jumps between kettlebells so large?”

The original reason for limited sizes was probably as mundane as saving money and space. As science caught up with practice, multiple reasons emerged why large weight jumps are also superior to baby steps when it comes to getting results. For explanations, see Pavel’s book Kettlebell Simple & Sinister.


“Will I need to buy more kettlebells in the future?”

Yes—but not many and not for a long time.

The unique nature of kettlebell lifts provides a powerful training effect with relatively light weights. For instance, 1,000-pound squatter Donnie Thompson found a pair of 88-pound kettlebells to be enough for front squats…

Once you have advanced to heavier bells, do not retire the lighter ones. Even champion powerlifters find plenty of things to do with 35- and 53-pounders.


Get your extreme hand-held gym

To remind you, this is what you need for your quest for strength and self-improvement:

Is this you? The kettlebells you need
In pounds In kilos
Average strength lady 18, 26, 35lbs 8, 12, 16kg
Strong lady 26, 35, 44lbs 12, 16, 20kg
Average strength gentleman 35, 53lbs 16, 24kg
Strong gentleman 53, 70lbs 24, 32kg

Go back and choose your kettlebells.

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