Working Over 600 Muscles in Just a Few Short Minutes... Kettlebells are The Most Versatile Training Tool in ANY Gym!
Dangerously Fit Kettlebells Are Forged From A Single Piece Of Cast Iron Making Them Strong & Durable With A Powder Coated Finish That’s Grippy But Smooth
DANGEROUSLY FIT KETTLEBELLS ARE BUILT TO LAST A LIFETIME!
GRAVITY MOULDING TECHNOLOGY
Dangerously Fit Kettlebells are manufactured using a cutting-edge gravity cast moulding process ensuring a smooth finish with no chips, cracks or uneven surfaces. This consistency in the moulding process creates a perfectly balanced kettlebell which is highly accurate, ultra-durable and free from putty or other fillers used to mask imperfections.
99.9% PREMIUM GRADE MATERIALS
Dangerously Fit Kettlebells are forged from 99.9% first run iron ore, rather than scrap which is often used in similar looking kettlebells on the market. This premium grade metal ensures Dangerously Fit Kettlebells are created perfectly balanced, with a flat wobble-free base and as strong and durable as you’ll ever need a kettlebell to be.
The days of aimlessly searching for your desired weight are over! Our kettlebells have strategically colour coded bands painted onto the handles for easy identification of weight sizes. Each kettlebell is associated with a different colour allowing you to quickly identify your desired weight through sight alone saving you valuable workout time.
RECESSED LOGO & WEIGHT
The logo and kilogram measurement are cast into the mould to increase comfort during lifting. Some kettlebells have their logo’s protruding which causes discomfort when connecting with your forearm. Even worse, are the kettlebells that have a logo glued to the front, leaving you with a hole when it eventually falls off and causing you even more discomfort.
Finally… a kettlebell with a lifetime warranty! We guarantee the structural integrity of your kettlebell for life. Dangerously Fit Kettlebells are built to last a lifetime and are so strong they’re literally unbreakable! Check if anyone else stands behind the quality of their kettlebells the way we do.
RECESSED LOGO & WEIGHT
KETTLEBELL WEIGHT RECOMMENDATION
|8kg / 18lb
|12kg / 26lb
|16kg / 35lb
|12kg / 26lb
|16kg / 35lb
|20kg+ / 44lb+
ANATOMY OF A KETTLEBELL
There are three main parts of the kettlebell;
1. The Horns
2. The Handle
3. The Body
The empty space between the horns and handle is known as the window.
WHAT IS A KETTLEBELL?
A kettlebell is a sphere-shaped cast iron or cast steel weight that resembles a cannon ball with a handle.
There are two types of kettlebell; regular cast iron and competition (pro grade).
Regular Cast Iron Kettlebells
Regular kettlebells have a slightly larger handle allowing for both one-handed and two-handed exercises.
The size of the kettlebell will differ depending on the weight of the kettlebell. So, for example a 24kg kettlebell would be significantly larger than an 8kg kettlebell.
As the name implies, competition kettlebells are used during kettlebell competitions where exercises are performed for time.
Competition kettlebells are always the same size even if the weight varies; this ensures consistency of holding when performing kettlebell exercises.
The handles are usually smaller and squarer in shape, allowing for less movement of the hand which is more suited for single arm exercises.
THE HISTORY OF KETTLEBELLS
In Russia, kettlebells are a matter of national pride and a symbol of strength. Kettlebell competitions have always been a part of the Russian culture since the early days of the kettlebell, where villagers would compete at fairs and festivals to prove who had the best skill, endurance, and strength.
In 1948, the ‘first’ official All-Union kettlebell competition took place, and “was attended by more than 200,000 people, from then on, kettlebells went from being used for general physical conditioning to a sport of its’ own”.
In Russia and Eastern Europe kettlebell lifting is an international sport with local, national and world championships.
They are also the primary equipment used in the weightlifting sport of girevoy. They provide a highly adaptable training device that can be used for a variety of different purposes.
Sigmund Klein set up a weightlifting gym in New York that became famous in the 1930s and 1940s for producing strongmen and kettlebells were a popular item of training equipment.
Soviet weightlifting legends such as Vlasov, Zhabotinskiy, and Alexeyev started their Olympic careers with kettlebells.
Unlike most national armed forces, which test their soldiers with push-ups; the Russian armed forces test their soldiers using high volume kettlebell snatches using a 24kg kettlebell.
From being used as a weight for market products in Russia, to a tool for athletic development and health, the kettlebell slowly developed into a sport of its own. By 1974 it had been officially declared the ethnic sport of Russia and in 1985 the First National Championship of the USSR was held in Lipetsk, Russia.
Kettlebells in the USA, Europe and Australia were non-existent in the latter part of the 20th century. In 1998, Pavel Tsatouline, former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, and considered the “modern king of kettlebells”, wrote an article discussing kettlebells in a popular American magazine for strength athletes; the article was extremely well received and kettlebell training in the West took off.
BENEFITS OF KETTLEBELL TRAINING
SPORT SPECIFIC TRAINING
The main lifts utilise the ‘hip snap’ movement, which targets the posterior chain muscles (erector spinae, gluteus maximus, hamstrings). These muscles are known collectively as the ‘power house’ of the human body. The glutes and hamstrings are responsible for the movement that creates hip extension and the posterior chain as a whole, this is very important for many sports that involve running, jumping, throwing, punching and kicking.
The kettlebell is a great piece of kit to add to your training arsenal. They are a low-cost alternative to other forms of resistance training and provide much more bang for buck. The lifting techniques can be learnt easily with many exercise progressions as you become a stronger, more skilled lifter.