Frequent question: Are kettlebells sold in pairs?

What kettlebells should I buy first?

As a male beginner, start with a 10 or 12kg kettlebell. For women, starting with a 6 or 8kg kettlebell is most effective. Going to use the kettlebell for leg exercises? For men, start with a weight of 16kg and for women, a weight of 12kg.

Can you use 2 kettlebells instead of dumbbells?

Kettlebells can be used in the exact same way as dumbbells, says Johnson (think: overhead press, bicep curls, rows, lunges — you name it). “Depending on the exercises you do, there may be no difference between the two,” he says.

Are double kettlebell swings good?

The double kettlebell swing can be a good option for those lifters who fail to train stabilizers independently or deeply rely on such muscle groups for support and strength (weightlifters, strength athletes, runners, etc).

Do I need 2 kettlebells or 1?

Unlike dumbbells, you only need one kettlebell of each size. This is because kettlebell training is functional exercise at its best. In fact, working only one side of your body at a time allows you to work more muscle groups.

Is a 20 lb kettlebell too light?

In general, Lopez recommends going anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds lighter on a kettlebell than you would a dumbbell. But resistance is assistance, so going too light or too heavy can compromise technique — not to mention increase your risk of injury with the added momentum of most moves, Brown adds.

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How many kettlebells should I buy?

Most people take to 2 kettlebells well because it offers an even distribution of weight and a more balanced load than single kettlebell training.

Why are kettlebells bad for you?

Kettlebells have zero impact.

However, if you read the research or talk to trainers, you’ll discover that they’re not supposed to be done for high repetitions with low rest periods because they’re very stressful on the joints. This means they are very dangerous over time.