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What size Kettlebell?

If you are reading this page you most likely are thinking about using kettlebells and have some questions about what exactly you need. We know selecting your first kettlebell can be a tough decision. We were there once!

MEN

Men who are new to kettlebell training and lifting in general should start with a 35 pound or 16 kilogram kettlebell. This is the ideal weight for the average man, new to weights or with a bench press strength of under 200 pounds. Men who are new to kettlebells, but not weight training or who have a higher bench press should start with a 44 pound or 20 kilogram kettlebell. The average man will quickly be able to use a 53 pound or 24 kilogram kettlebell after a few months of kettlebell training.  If you are of advanced strength, but new to kettlebells we recommend starting with a 53 pound or 24 kilogram kettlebell, knowing you will progress past this in up to 6 months. For this reason, consider a kettlebell set, which allows you to have a starting weight of 35 pounds, which you will be able to use indefinitely for certain movements, but be able to scale to a heavier weight for full body movements when your strength increases.

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 WOMEN

Women who are new to kettlebell training and lifting in general should start with an 18 pound or 8 kilogram kettlebell. This weight is ideal for a woman who is just beginning weight training whether it be in the gym or at home. Remember, you want a kettlebell you can grow with, even if this seems like a lot of weight at first, you will fairly quickly be able to increase your reps through regular use and the workouts you do.  Women who use some form of weights but are new to kettlebells should start with a 26 pound or 12 kilogram kettlebell.  For anyone who is going to be using kettlebells, a kettlebell set is great purchase. First because it will allow you to grow with your kettlebells and give you some variety as your strength increases for certain movements, but also because of the heavy discounts which are applied to sets versus individual purchases.

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NEW to Kettlebells and Weights?

For men and women, with little or no weight experience or who might be older, consider starting with a kettlebell under 20 pounds or 8 kilograms to become aquainted with new movements. 

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We hope this brief explanation is helpful, you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at 855-7KETTLE or email us at info@kettlebellkings.com

Make sure to view our Kettlebell Workouts and Kettlebell Movements pages for ideas about using your kettlebell.

 

 

 

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