Shopping for a Kettlebell


Metrixx® Classic E-Coat

Paradigm Pro® Classic
Competition Series

Finding the right kettlebell can be very confusing. Knowing what sizes to purchase and brands to invest in can be very overwhelming. Generally when just beginning your journey you can purchase just one kettlebell. There is no pressure to rush and order several at a time. Developing strength will be an organic process when done correctly. You will know when you are ready to incorporate a heavier kettlebell into your program.

At the very minimum this is what I recommend:

•Women – 8 KG (18 Lb) kettlebell
•Men – 16 KG (35 Lb) kettlebell

In a perfect world it’s nice to have options for the different exercises. If you have the funds to invest in several at a time then this is what I’d recommend for the average male and female:

•Women – 8 KG, 12 KG, 16 KG
•Men – 16 KG, 20 KG, 24 KG

Metrixx® Classic E-Coat Kettlebells

These classic Metrixx® Classic Series Russian Kettlebells have a perfect shape that allows you to put your hand through to have the handle rest on the base of your hand without bending your wrist back. These bells are similar to the classic style bell that I began my kettlebell journey. The Metrixx® Classic E-Coat kettlebells have a very nice non slip grip with a resilient finish. The main difference is the affordable price and perfectly flat hand-machined base. These bells are made with single cast moldings wth superior consistency and quality.

8 KG Russian Kettlebell

This size is the most popular starting weight for females new to kettlebell training. The majority of females do very well starting with an 8 KG bell. You will quickly move up to a heavier bell for swings and squats, but this bell will be your friend for a bit longer when performing exercises such as Cleans, Presses, Get Ups and High Pulls.

10 KG Russian Kettlebell

This size is the perfect in between bell from a traditional starter 8 KG to the next level 12 KG kettlebell.

12 KG Russian Kettlebell

This size is the most popular starting weight for stronger females newer to kettlebell training. The majority of females do very well with starting with an 8 KG bell, but quickly begin swinging a 12 KG. You will quickly move up to a heavier bell for swings and squats, but this bell will be your friend for a bit longer when performing exercises such as Cleans, Presses, Get Ups and High Pulls.

14 KG Russian Kettlebell

16 KG Russian Kettlebell

This size is the most popular starting weight for males new to kettlebell training. The majority of men do very well with starting with a 16 KG bell. You will quickly move up to a heavier bell for swings and squats.

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Paradigm Pro® Classic Steel Competition Kettlebells

The great advantage of competition kettlebells is the handle size stays the same. They are perfect for people with smaller hands. Perfect for doing push-ups on and renegage rows even for the 8 KG bells.

Due to the fact that Competition (Pro Grade) kettlebells are made from steel, and not cast iron, they are more durable. This is not to say that the cast iron russian kettlebells will fall apart, it just means that steel is stronger than cast iron and therefore more durable.

Pro Grade handles are slightly slimmer than with traditional cast iron kettlebells. The handles are specifically designed to prevent lateral slipping and minimize fatigue with high repetition sets.

The smaller handle size of competition kettlebells allows many women with small hands to workout with more weight since the handle size does not get thicker as the weight increases.

Pro Grade Competition Kettlebells look “fat” compared to cast iron bells. They have a larger mass in the ball of the bell, imparting different, and many think, better ballistic properties due to this larger center mass.

8 KG (18 Lb) Competition Kettlebell

This size is the most popular starting weight for females new to kettlebell training. The majority of females do very well starting with an 8 KG bell. You will quickly move up to a heavier bell for swings and squats, but this bell will be your friend for a bit longer when performing exercises such as Cleans, Presses, Get Ups and High Pulls.

12 KG (26 Lb) Competition or Pro Grade Kettlebell

This size is the most popular starting weight for stronger females newer to kettlebell training. The majority of females do very well with starting with an 8 KG bell, but quickly begin swinging a 12 KG. You will quickly move up to a heavier bell for swings and squats, but this bell will be your friend for a bit longer when performing exercises such as Cleans, Presses, Get Ups and High Pulls.

16 KG (35 Lb) Competition or Pro Grade Kettlebell

This size is the most popular starting weight for males new to kettlebell training. The majority of men do very well with starting with a 16 KG bell. You will quickly move up to a heavier bell for swings and squats.

  • Gravity Cast To Precise Weight Specifications.
  • Bare metal handles that are ready for chalking! No paint stripping needed.
  • 100% Steel construction & color-coded for easy identification.
  • Regulation 33mm Handle.
  • A superior professional grade competition kettlebell.
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