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How to choose the size of your kettlebell?

Are you a beginner who want to buy your first kettlebell? Here you can find some information about kettlebell sizes.

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What is a kettlebell?

A kettlebell is a weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle on. They come in different sizes and weights, and are usually made of cast iron. From the side it can look like a coffee pot – hence the name kettlebell.

There are theories that similar weights were used both by the ancient Greeks and the Scots in early times, but what we know today as kettlebells come from Russia, where they are called Girya. The word appeared in Russian dictionaries in the 1700s, but the meaning of it is nothing more than “heavy thing”. (more…)