Liberty, Justice and Kettlebells For All

Ok kettlebells are certainly becoming popular very quickly.  It’s easy to understand why.  You can get a comprehensive workout in minutes utilizing the right weight kettlebell.  Most of the exercises are considered low impact and kettlebells cost much less than exercise bikes and treadmills.  Of course like anything else if there is a market for it new developments will follow.  So let’s look at some of the new developments in kettlebells.  Below you will find examples of a few kettlebell styles with brief descriptions of each.  That way you will know what’s available to you on the market when deciding what type of kettlebell is right for you.

First and foremost is the standard iron kettlebell.  Perhaps one of the most versatile and least expensive models.  The iron kettlebell comes in a full weight range from 10 lbs. all the way up to 100 lbs. making them good for any level of fitness.

Second is the vinyl coated iron kettlebell.  Basically this is just a iron kettlebell with a vinyl coating.  The vinyl coating helps to protect floors; color codes the weight of the kettlebell and assists in keeping the noise down.  Vinyl coated kettlebells generally offer less of a selection.  But usually go up to at least 35 lbs of weight.

The third option is a new model called the Rhino® soft rubber kettlebell.  The Rhino® soft rubber kettlebell is kind of like a heavy rubber medicine ball with a kettlebell handle.  A great idea especially for use in class type environments at the local gym.  The use of a soft rubber makes them much safer than the iron models and while they are not available in super heavy weights they should work well for aerobic type exercises and those looking to tone.  These models offer a smooth molded handle that duplicates the feel of a traditional iron handle kettlebell.

The final and fourth style I wanted to point out in this article is the Rhino® mini kettlebell.  A very unique model the Rhino® mini features a 6” diameter ball with a wide grip oval handle.  Only available in 3 lbs to 8 lbs weight these are not going to be the choice of body builders but they are perfect for younger users and beginners. 

So there you have a few choices.  As you can see each model has different features for different situations.  All of them can be used with any kettlebell exercise.  By now we all know that kettlebell exercises are a great way to stay in shape, build muscle and improve cardiovascular health.  You will find a complete selection of kettlebells and other fitness gear at www.morleyathletic.com.