Making Heavier Kettlebells

32kg kettlebellWhat does it take to make your kettlebells a little heavier? Quite a bit of work, actually. Much easier just to go and buy them; where possible.

If you're intent on taking the DIY approach, Charlie Allen discusses the way he did his. Very interesting indeed.

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Scott Andrew Bird

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