What to get
The equipment is pretty simple. I personally use the Dragon Door kettlebells; all of which I’d highly recommend. Beautiful things.
In terms of space, the workouts don’t require all that much – though it’s great if it’s available. As long as you have room to swing the bell both in front of and behind you, and to press it overhead, you’ll be fine.
What to do with them?
There are many, many ways to train with a kettlebell. Here are a few of my favourites :
- Kettlebell Benching
Remember Rick talking about kettlebell beakers a while ago? Here they are in action (with a slight variation). Good fun.
- Dragging KettleBells
Kettlebells are great for a variety of exercises, including drags. Nice one.
We’ve looked at a number of fantastic kettlebell exercises and variations over the years. Here’s a complete list.
Keep on Learning
There’s actually quite a bit of info (both online and offline) available on kettlebell training methods, including :
- Books such as Enter The Kettlebell
and The Great Kettlebell Handbook.
- DVDs such as Kettlebell Training Clinic.
- Articles on this site, including How to Paint a Kettlebell, DB vs KB and the Kettlebell Buyers’ Guide.
Final thought on kettlebell training
Kettlebells are one of the few training tools I take with me wherever I happen to be working out (in the home gym, the backyard pool, the local park and so on). Once you try them, you’ll quickly see why. Beautiful things.