The Best Kettlebell for Home Fitness – The New York Times


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After months of stock shortages, most of our picks are now available again. We plan to test models from Kettlebell Kings, Rep Fitness, and York Barbell and will update this guide with our findings.
A kettlebell merges the strength-building benefits of dumbbells with the ability to be used for specific exercises that involve lots of movement—a singular combination that makes for a well-rounded and versatile training tool. We tested five top-rated kettlebells for seven weeks (accumulating more than 2,500 repetitions with each bell), and we determined that the best kettlebell for all types of kettlebell workouts is the Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast Iron Bell from Kettlebells USA because it’s the most comfortable kettlebell to use. The wider handle makes it easier to grip with two hands (for the classic swing move), and its smoother finish is less likely to injure your skin. These factors made this bell immediately more comfortable than cheaper models—and more comfortable over time than its higher-priced competition.
A slightly wider handle and super smooth finish make this an exceptionally comfortable bell to use.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $80.
The Metrixx Elite is one of the few kettlebells with an original design, and the product is better for it. Dragon Door was the first company to popularize kettlebells in America, which is why most other brands simply copy that shape down to the millimeter. The Metrixx Elite looks the same at first glance, but it features a slightly wider handle that won’t pinch your pinkies in two-handed positions. It’s also designed so that kettlebells of different weights will rest on the same place on your forearm, regardless of their size—this is preferred by advanced users for one-handed work. The smoothness of the Metrixx Elite kettlebell comes from Kettlebells USA’s single-cast manufacturing process, which uses a fresh mold for each kettlebell. This minimizes the surface imperfections that occur on other bells that are made using the same molds over and over until they wear out. Moreover, they’re finished with an e-coating1 that’s smoother and more consistent than the powder-coated finishes found on lower-end bells.
Here you’ll find a build quality and a design comparable to the highest-end kettlebells, but at a lower price.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $90.
If the Metrixx Elite is sold out or otherwise unavailable, we recommend the First Place bell by Perform Better, which shares a similar design and a build quality comparable to the highest-end Dragon Door bells, but costs a lot less. The First Place features smooth handles and an even, consistent finish comparable to the Dragon Door. It also has a slightly wider base that makes it more stable to hold in a plank position—something that advanced users will appreciate.
This bell shares a shape with the high-end Dragon Door RKC bell, but it has a cheaper coating and rougher finish. It’s good for two-handed moves, but it may hurt your hands on one-handed work.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $65.
For basic/intermediate kettlebell moves, which our testing group did a ton of, there wasn’t a huge difference in testing results between the bells we worked out with. If the goal is to learn kettlebell basics and use two-handed techniques, all of our picks are quite suitable. We found that the CAP Cast Iron Competition Bell is a good bargain bell. It has a rougher handle that makes it a poor choice for one-handed work compared with our top pick and runner-up, as well as a cheaper, powder-coated finish. But if you’re sticking to two-handed work, it’s a fine bell to start with.
A slightly wider handle and super smooth finish make this an exceptionally comfortable bell to use.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $80.
Here you’ll find a build quality and a design comparable to the highest-end kettlebells, but at a lower price.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $90.
This bell shares a shape with the high-end Dragon Door RKC bell, but it has a cheaper coating and rougher finish. It’s good for two-handed moves, but it may hurt your hands on one-handed work.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $65.
Mark Bixby is a writer, gym co-owner, fitness instructor, and baseball coach. At the time of original publication, Mark was a senior instructor for RKC/Dragon Door (he has taught kettlebell instructor certifications for this company, and his gym once had more than 175 of its kettlebells). He has trained with some of the top kettlebell instructors in the world, including Pavel Tsatsouline, Dan John, Andrew Read, and his wife, Keira Newton. Mark and Keira have trained more than 800 clients in kettlebell techniques since 2008, and they have taught multiple instructor certifications in the US and abroad.
Although they’ve been around since the early 18th century (the word first appears in a Russian dictionary from 1704), kettlebells have experienced a huge resurgence in the fitness industry in the past 15 years. Their unique shape and functionality give them many of the strength-building benefits of dumbbells while also providing users with the opportunity to do kettlebell-specific drills that involve a lot of movement, like the swing. The closed-loop handle of a kettlebell offers users a secure grip for movements with both hands. The kettlebell’s ball shape makes it comfortable and easy to swing between the legs and back toward and under the groin for kettlebell swings, snatches, and jerks. Dumbbells are better suited to doing squats, curls, bench press, cleans, and other exercises that have less kinetic motion.
Kettlebell exercises combine cardiovascular and resistance training in one exercise—which means you’re improving conditioning (and burning fat) while building muscle.
Breaking Muscle explains that kettlebell exercises are effective because they combine cardiovascular and resistance training in one exercise—which means you’re improving your conditioning (and burning fat) while also building muscle. That means you can fulfill all your workout needs with one simple tool that stows easily in a closet.
One important caveat to this endorsement of kettlebell training is that proper technique makes all the difference between effective and beneficial use and potential injury. I can’t recommend enough that you seek out a certified kettlebell trainer in your area to learn the basics before going fully into kettlebell work. RKC (a kettlebell trainer certification program) has a trainer locator tool, and StrongFirst, another great kettlebell resource, has its own trainer locator tool. You can also consult credible online tutorials, and many trainers will set up a Skype arrangement where you can send videos to them for feedback and coaching. My wife, master RKC trainer Keira Newton, has an awesome YouTube page with all kinds of tutorials/workouts for kettlebells.
In terms of credible resources on kettlebell techniques and workout ideas, here are a few great sources available digitally and/or in print:
Pavel’s classic, Enter the Kettlebell, describes programming and technique and is a great place to start when thinking about what to do with bells and how to do it.
The StrongFirst website has materials from Pavel, Neupert, and others. Each of these resources is excellent.
Dragon Door has the most resources in terms of kettlebell books and DVDs (at least in the “hard style” approach that I use) available.
Finally, Steve Cotter is a master practitioner/teacher of competition kettlebell lifting techniques. If you’re looking to work on the more flowing style of competition lifting, you can’t go wrong with his materials.
If you want a kettlebell, the first question to answer is what weight you should get. If you’re getting only one, which you should as a beginner, I recommend a 16-kilogram bell for men and a 10-kilogram bell for women (get a 12 kg bell if 10 kg isn’t available). While many people recommend women starting with an 8-kilogram bell (about 16 pounds), I think that the two-handed lifts like squats and swings aren’t very well-served by that low weight. If you want to start modestly, my suggestion would be to get the 13-pound version of our budget pick and then order a larger, higher quality bell once you feel comfortable.
Then there is the question about which kind of kettlebell you should buy: cast iron, competition, or adjustable. Among these, we think cast iron has the broadest appeal, so that’s what we focused on for this guide. Cast-iron bells are more comfortable for two-handed grip positions, which beginners should master before moving onto the more challenging one-handed exercises. Cast-iron bells generally have more-rounded handles (versus the squared-off handles on competition bells, which can be hard on the pinkies in a two-handed grip).
Competition bells are created for the competition lifts: snatches and clean-and-jerks. Besides the handle shape, the main difference between cast-iron and competition bells is the size. While cast-iron bells increase and decrease in proportion to their weight, competition bells are the same size regardless of weight. They are made out of a single-forged piece of steel and have larger or smaller cavities in the bell case instead of changing the size of the bell itself. This makes them preferable for one-handed moves because the ball part of the bell sits on the same part of the wrist/forearm (in rack position) no matter the weight. Cast-iron bells of different weights will sit on slightly different parts of the arm.
If basic/intermediate kettlebell work is what you’re after, any of these bells would work just fine, and choosing the most budget-friendly bell would be a smart choice.
Though competition kettlebells have specific design specifications used in competition, the types of lifts done with them (clean-and-jerks/snatches) are also easily done with cast-iron bells. So one should not think that they need to “graduate” at some point to competition bells. We opted for cast-iron bells in our testing because kettlebell work is best entered into with two hands, and one can see from the above picture that the squared off handle of competition bells is less accommodating to both hands. Furthermore, people wanting to use kettlebells to maximize strength/body composition attributes will choose cast-iron kettlebells because their smaller/denser dimensions allow for using two kettlebells at once. Using double competition bells is unwieldy in the backswing (two at a time won’t fit between the legs very well), so this is another reason I opt for cast iron when doing doubles. See this discussion of the benefits of double kettlebell lifts. Finally, it’s worth noting that a competition bell will generally cost around $10 to $20 more than its cast-iron counterpart at any given weight. It’s not worth paying extra unless you actually plan on competing.
Unlike adjustable dumbbells, adjustable kettlebells aren’t a good buy. The appeal of getting multiple weight increments in one device is undeniable. However, given the dynamic nature of most kettlebell movements, I don’t recommend kettlebells with lots of pieces of movable or fragile equipment. A kettlebell should be capable of being thrown, dropped, and even juggled, so I would opt for single-forged metal that can stand up to a beating—and stay together in the process. Also, a major frustration with adjustable kettlebells is that they don’t offer a wide enough weight range to make them ideal for many. Most of these bells range from about 24 to 36 pounds in their adjustability. Depending on your level of fitness, that might not be enough (either right away or eventually). The few adjustable kettlebells that have a higher-end weight range have an unwieldy shape that make them impossible to use for some of the signature kettlebell moves like snatching and jerking.
With that in mind, I set to work picking out the best cast-iron bells for testing. As it turns out, there’s not a huge amount of difference between these things because most of them borrow their design from the Dragon Door RKC. Dragon Door was the first US company to run kettlebell instructor certifications (taught by famed instructor Pavel Tsatsouline) and have mass distribution in the US (Dragon Door started selling these bells in 2001). Dragon Door bells achieved great acclaim, but their high price point (roughly $120 each after shipping and handling, at the time of original publication) invited lots of competition from other companies. Rogue is one of the most famous competitors, popularized for its comparatively low price. CAP is another popular fitness company that makes a good bell at a lower price point. Then there’s a slew of other RKC copycats that have inferior distribution or are flawed in some other way. For example, this Yes4All bell is one of the most popular models on Amazon, but its large, flat face is hard on the wrists in one-handed positions.
Although much more rare, some companies compete by distinguishing their offerings from Dragon Door’s with different designs. Kettlebells USA’s bells have a slightly wider handle for better comfort in two-handed positions as well as a feel comparable to competition bells on one-handed moves. Perform Better at one point implemented a screw-on rubber skid plate on the bottom of their bells, but later on scrapped it due to negative customer feedback. The company now makes bells with a wider-diameter, more stable base.
You will also need to decide between a powder-coated finish and an e-coated one.1 Generally speaking, e-coating is a more expensive process that results in a smoother finish that’s necessary for one-handed work. Powder coating is cheaper, but is rougher on the hands. It’s fine for two-handed work but can rip off calluses during one-handed work.
You could go even cheaper by getting a vinyl-coated bell, but we don’t recommend it. Vinyl-covered bells were created to protect floor spaces in commercial gyms and homes, but more often, the vinyl is there to smooth over the defects of a cheaply cast bell (including some with uneven handles that cause hand pain and tearing). I tested several vinyl-covered bells commonly sold in big-box stores, and found none worth buying. They were extremely uneven in terms of metal handle quality, had limited weight options, and they weren’t significantly cheaper than the budget cast-iron options we ended up testing—you don’t even save money on shipping. I also noticed major tearing in the vinyl parts of these bells while they were sitting on the shelves to be sold as “new” at Sports Authority (now Dick's Sporting Goods).
In the end, I settled on testing the Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast Iron Bell from Kettlebells USA, the RKC bell by Dragon Door, the First Place bell by Perform Better, the CAP Cast Iron Competition Bell (which, confusingly, isn’t actually a competition bell), and the Rogue Kettlebell.
Our testing group, which consisted of myself and five members of the high school varsity baseball team I coach, worked with all five bells at the beginner/intermediate level and did only two-handed moves (deadlifts, squats, presses, high pulls, and swings).
At the conclusion of the third week of testing, I asked the players which bells were their favorites. They all said that they hadn’t noticed much of a difference between the bells, but they did appreciate the slightly wider handle gap of the Metrixx Elite bell, which was more accommodating to a comfortable grip on two-handed work. We decided that if basic/intermediate kettlebell work is what you’re after, any of these bells would work just fine, and choosing the most budget-friendly bell would be a smart choice. However, if a person is interested in exploring the full range of what kettlebell exercises have to offer (including the kettlebell snatch, which in lab testing has yielded a remarkable rate of burning 20.2 calories a minute over a 20-minute workout—the same rate of caloric burn as a 6-minute mile pace), a premium bell like the Metrixx Elite bell is definitely what they should opt for. I was the only tester who did high-repetition snatching (a one-handed exercise) with the five test bells, and the Metrixx Elite easily rated highest when testing with both one-handed and two-handed exercises.
Our test group then continued testing each of the five bells for four more weeks. We did a basic routine together first, then I did a more advanced one. The basic routine consisted of five deadlifts, five squats/presses, five high pulls, and 10 swings. I used this protocol because it includes the kettlebell swing (which is a signature kettlebell move anyone doing kettlebells should learn to perform), a couple of beginner moves, and the two-handed high pull, which puts significant pressure on the hands/grip. I selected this protocol to show the strength and conditioning benefit of a simple kettlebell routine and evaluate the quality of the kettlebell handle in terms of how it taxes the hands.
A poorly produced handle can rip calluses off the hands during snatching.
For the second test, I did 100 snatches with each bell (20 on the left hand, 20 on the right, 15 on left, 15 right, 10 left/10 right, 5 left/5 right). The kettlebell snatch puts more pressure on your hands and grip than any other move does, and snatching reveals which product has the best handle. A poorly produced handle can rip calluses off the hands during snatching, and this test is where the bells differentiated themselves. The three more expensive bells—Dragon Door, Metrixx Elite, Perform Better—easily outperformed the cheaper CAP and Rogue bells. In fact, I wouldn’t use the CAP or Rogue bells for high-rep snatching because they have coarse handles and some tackiness from the painted finish. I have heavily callused hands from years of kettlebell work, and the two cheaper bells worked those calluses into swollen, bright-red welts by the time I got through 100 reps.
A slightly wider handle and super smooth finish make this an exceptionally comfortable bell to use.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $80.
The Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Kettlebells by Kettlebells USA is the best kettlebell for most home gyms because it’s the most comfortable kettlebell around. It’s super-smooth and shaped just a bit differently from other bells in a way that better accommodates two-handed grips. If you’re accustomed to a standard kettlebell shape, it takes a second to get used to, but we think you’ll prefer it. Kettlebells USA offers a “no hassle” guarantee on all of its products. If you order through the company’s website and have a problem, Kettlebells USA will “make it right, period!” by sending a replacement and taking care of return shipping fees.
The Metrixx Elite kettlebell has a slightly different handle dimension and more distance from the ball part of the bell to the handle to create a larger opening for more comfortable two-handed positions. The handle gap is just over a half-inch wider than the four other bells tested (which all used the same basic dimensions as the Dragon Door bell, the industry standard in cast-iron bells). For two-handed deadlifts, swings, and high pulls, this bell is easily the most comfortable bell to use, as it doesn’t pinch the outside of the hands or pinky fingers, like the other bells tested do. Since all people entering into kettlebell work should start with the two-handed basics, having a great bell for two-handed work is essential. The Metrixx Elite bell clearly outclassed the competition for two-handed work, as the smooth, e-coated handle with a wider grip was consistently easy on the hands, even when doing high-repetition sets of 20-plus kettlebell swings. Even when you advance to the one-handed moves, both two-handed swings and goblet squats will likely remain essential parts of your kettlebell program.
A Wirecutter colleague has owned a 4 kg, 8 kg, and 20 kg kettlebell from Metrixx Elite for seven months and is pleased with their dimensions. “I have small hands so grip is always a thing for me,” she said, “and I haven’t struggled at all.”
The Metrixx Elite bell is also ideal for the more advanced, one-handed work. Any flaws in a kettlebell will be exposed when you use just one hand, but the attention to detail in forging a smooth, seamless handle is clearly on display with this bell.
Another thing that sets the Metrixx Elite apart from other kettlebells (including Kettlebells USA's own “classic” line) is the fact that it’s designed to have the same “rack” position (where the round part rests on your forearm) regardless of weight and size. Whether you're using a 10 kg bell or a 28 kg bell, the way the bell sits on your arm will feel the same. No other cast-iron kettlebell on the market offers this feature. This means you're getting much of the benefit of a competition bell in one-handed positions, while still maintaining the better two-handed performance of a cast-iron bell. However, unlike a competition bell, the Metrixx Elite's size still differs depending on the weight.
While other kettlebells can approach the smoothness of the Metrixx Elite, no other bell will be as consistently smooth. That’s because Kettlebells USA casts each one in a fresh, single-use mold, which is discarded after use. Most companies use standard molds repeatedly, and inevitably, residue from previous castings creates unevens surface textures like edges or gaps. The single-use mold of Metrixx Elite bells delivers a consistency and smoothness unmatched by other manufacturers. The company also uses gravity die-casting instead of the faster pressure-casting technique favored by most companies. Molten liquid iron is poured into a cast, and gravity slowly and evenly pulls it into the cast. Pressure castings are done with a high-pressure injection process. While pressure casting is faster (and necessary for complicated casting with lots of small parts), gravity die-casting is generally the preferred casting method for creating solid, even surfaces on simple 3D objects (like kettlebells). Additionally, the Metrixx bells are e-coated with black paint. E-coating utilizes an electromagnetic application process where a charged kettlebell is submerged in an oppositely charged paint (opposites attract!) for a comprehensively even and thin coat. Powder-coated bells are spray painted; thus, the coat is more likely to be missing in spots or more uneven.
If you're used to standard Dragon Door RKC kettlebells (or any of its many clones), the Metrixx Elite's rack position might feel strange at first, since the ball part sits higher up on the forearm by comparison. This especially stood out because the other bells tested all sat in the position close to the wrist that I was used to. But I quickly recognized I just needed to get used to the new weight-bearing position of the Metrixx Elite bell. After lots of use, I felt more comfortable.
Here you’ll find a build quality and a design comparable to the highest-end kettlebells, but at a lower price.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $90.
If the Metrixx Elite is unavailable, or if you just want a standard-shaped bell without the wider handle, the Perform Better First Place Kettlebell feels the same in use as the high-end Dragon Door, but typically costs about 25 percent less. In fact, its dimensions are identical except for the extra half inch of flat base diameter on the bottom of the Perform Better bell. This means it performs identically, but is easier to hold in a push-up position for the sometimes-precarious renegade row—typically done with two kettlebells of the same size.
Like the Dragon Door and Metrixx Elite, the First Place has a smooth, seamless handle, few surface defects, and a high-quality finish. Its finish is comparable to the e-coating on the Dragon Door or Metrixx Elite. While Perform Better wouldn’t divulge what process it uses, I noticed that it’s somewhere between a matte powder coat and a glossy e-coat.
Reading user reviews (see here and here) that slam Perform Better for having noticeable seams on the underside of the handle or other defects isn’t helpful considering the construction specs on their bells currently. But the bells we tested were really well made and showed no signs of being defective in build. I contacted Perform Better about this discrepancy, and company reps explained that among other small changes,2 they’d since switched to a gravity casting process, which creates a more uniform surface.
A Wirecutter colleague (who also owns three Metrixx Elite bells) has had a 12 kg and 16 kg Perform Better First Place Kettlebell for three years and said they’re still as good as new, despite being stored outside in different climates. She doesn’t think about them at all during workouts (a good thing) and appreciates their slightly courser grip during the summer—when hands can get sweaty.
This bell shares a shape with the high-end Dragon Door RKC bell, but it has a cheaper coating and rougher finish. It’s good for two-handed moves, but it may hurt your hands on one-handed work.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $65.
If budget is your bottom line, then we’d recommend the CAP Cast Iron Competition Bell. We still think it’s worth investing in our top pick, which is a buy-it-for-life bell, but CAP makes a serviceable kettlebell that will suit most home gym needs. While the rougher handle makes it a poor choice for one-handed work, it’s perfectly adequate for two-handed work and has the same dimensions as the Dragon Door RKC model. In fact, none of our five baseball player panelists said they would pay extra for any of the other bells for the basic routines they were testing with.
The CAP bell has a powder-coated matte finish and a slightly gritty (though it’s evenly dispersed grit) handle to provide a good grip (though a bit on the coarser end of those we tested) and a flat bottom so it doesn’t rock when used for push-ups or rowing moves. CAP bells are also color-coated at the handle base for easy identification (if you have a collection of bells, differentiating similar sizes can be difficult). The CAP bell tested well on the basic two-handed moves, but its coarser handle was a dealbreaker for any one-handed advanced moves like kettlebell snatching or clean/jerks. However, I preferred it to the Rogue kettlebell’s similarly rough, but tacky finish. The tackiness irritated my hands something fierce while performing snatches.
For an update to this guide, we plan to test kettlebells from Kettlebell Kings, Rep Fitness, and York Barbell.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Dragon Door RKC Kettlebell should feel pretty good about itself. Dragon Door was the first US company to start producing kettlebells in 2001, and it was also the first US company to offer the highly acclaimed RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge) Instructor Certification Program taught by kettlebell guru Pavel Tsatsouline. As a result, almost all cast-iron kettlebells sold in the US are based on the Dragon Door design. I have always found the quality of Dragon Door’s bells to be excellent—there were once 175 of them in a gym I owned. Unfortunately for Dragon Door, other companies have been able to duplicate its design at a comparable level of quality for a lot cheaper. The fact that the company’s bells are easily the most expensive (and rarely on sale) makes them a pick for people who place more emphasis on a good brand than a good value.
The Rogue Kettlebell is very similar to the CAP bell we recommend as a budget option. It has a powder-coated matte finish, machined bottom, and color-coded handle for easy weight identification. The Rogue bell’s handle finish feels tackier, which was fine for the two-handed moves but irritating (literally) to my hands on one-handed moves. The tackiness/coarseness we found in Rogue bells made it my least favorite of all bells we tested. Rogue claims that its slightly coarser handles are designed to hold chalk well (which they do), but I prefer not having to chalk at all. Chalk is messy and dries the hands, and it gives a grip advantage that limits one of the great advantages of kettlebell training: building grip strength/endurance. The Rogue bell maintains a steady price point, and the 16-kilogram bell is always available for about $70 after shipping costs. Like CAP, Rogue bells are sold in 4-kilogram increments, so they don’t make a 10 kg bell (an ideal starting weight for women).
E-coating is a more time-intensive process because it involves dipping individual bells in an electrically charged paint bath to more thoroughly cover the oppositely charged (opposites attract) kettlebell. E-coating is also considered the superior process because it allows for a comprehensive and uniformly thin layer of paint over the bell. Thus, there is superior protection from rust (imperative in humid environments) and less finish between the hand and cast iron (a bulky or tacky finish can cause the ripping in the hands associated with kettlebell lifts). Powder-coating involves a spray-on application, which often results in an incomplete or uneven coating process. Not surprisingly, e-coated kettlebells are generally more expensive than powder-coated bells. While powder-coated bells are not “bad” by any means, users will typically see more variation in bells of the same make if they’re powder-coated. If you’re acquiring a collection of bells, all of your e-coated bells will be the same.
Because this bell seemed so different from the inconsistent reviews online, I called Perform Better to figure out what was going on. I spoke with Rob Milani, who runs sales and facility outfitting for the company, and he explained the eight-year evolution of these First Place bells. He said that the bells initially came with the rubber bottom plates because they were marketed to large box gyms concerned about floor protection. Users reported that they didn’t like the stability compromises of the rubber bottom, however, and Perform Better quit attaching the plate. They still have the plate available on the vinyl-coated bells. Milani further explained that Perform Better has worked closely with Mark Toomey/Pavel (who run the kettlebell training company StrongFirst), who use Perform Better at all of their certification trainings. Milani explained that this partnership has produced the bell currently sold, and that the company plans on sticking with this design for the foreseeable future.
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Lauren Brooks, Getting Started with Kettlebells: How to Buy, Learn & Train, Breaking Muscle
Andrew Read, How To Do The Perfect Kettlebell Swing, Breaking Muscle
Logan Christopher, How to Get Started with Kettlebell Juggling, Breaking Muscle
Rise of the kettlebell, The Guardian
Technoman, Manufacturing Processes – Gravity Die Casting, HubPages
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shigadeyo, Only [reluctantly] buy these bells if you're training for the SFG Certification!, Amazon review for Perform Better First Place Kettlebell, November 3, 2014
Darcy Riggs, Good for the money, but…, Amazon review for Vinyl Yes4All Kettlebell, April 27, 2014
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Mark Bixby
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