What is the Best Kettlebell Device for Beginners?
Comprehensive Considerations of Your Own Training Goal and Physical Condition
The choice of the kettlebells that suit you best should be based on the overall consideration of individuals’ physical condition and the goal of training. We recommend cast iron kettlebells if you do not have enough basic body strength, especially the strength of your core muscles, and if you have problems of the coordination between your upper body and lower body. On the contrary, if you have good core strength and your body performs better in coordination and flexibility and you want to improve your cardiorespiratory function and muscle endurance, we recommend competition kettlebells.
When choosing the weight of the kettlebell, it is also necessary to take into consideration of your own physical condition, and slightly reduce or increase the weight of the kettlebell between the appropriate range.
The specifications of the general cast iron kettlebells are 4kg, 6kg and 8kg. The specifications of the general competition kettlebell are 4kg, 8kg and 12kg, but there are also less common ones such as 6kg, 10kg, 14kg.
Competition Kettlebells for Beginners
Try to avoid the competition kettlebells with a smooth handle, because it would be slippery and may cause unnecessary harm. Pay attention to several specifications when purchasing competition kettlebells: the size of the ball, the thickness of the handle, and the distance between the handle and the ball. These three parts slightly vary from every manufacturer, and we suggest that shorter people use smaller balls with thinner handles. On the other hand, taller people should use the kettlebell which has a longer distance between its ball and the handle, which is easier for them to change hands.