WHAT IS A KETTLEBELL?
There are many size variations of kettlebells and they range from mainly 4kg all the way to 50kg plus. Most kettlebells are labelled in kilograms (kg), so pay attention to the weight before begging your workout.
One of the biggest reasons kettlebells are so effective is because of their structure, often feeling heavier than a traditional dumbbell due to their centre of gravity. This is why Kettlebells are effective in improving strength and balance.
Competition kettlebells are universally colour-coded to signify the different weights, so you can find the weight you need at a glance. Competition kettlebells are all the same size regardless of weight, which means they are ideal for practicing highly technical movements. This means that whether you are using a 6 kg or 30kg kettlebell, it will always rest on your forearm in the exact same place. The handles of competition kettlebells are also uniform, at 33’ diameter.
The window of the bell handle has more of a rectangular shape. The reason for this is a smaller handle reduces grip fatigue, which is incredibly important in a competitive environment. Competition kettlebell handles are more porous than cast iron handles, which allows them to absorb chalk better, which is also essential for high-repetition exercises. If you plan to do high-repetition sets in your workouts or do a lot of focused technique work, the competition kettlebell is your ideal Kettlebell.
WHO IS THE COMPETITION KETTLEBELL BEST FOR?
- Athletes who compete or may wish to compete in kettlebell sport competitions.
- Smaller handed individuals who can fit both hands within the handle’s width.
- Athletes who are strictly working on their one-armed movements.