Hardstyle, Girevoy, or CrossFit? How to Decide Which Kettlebell Style Is Best

Kettlebells are one of the most popular weight training equipment. They have been used since ancient times. The first recorded use of kettlebell was in 1876 by a Russian physiologist named Ivan Pavlov. He had discovered that dogs reacted differently when they heard a bell than when it was presented without any sound at all (1). In the past century, kettlebells have become extremely popular among athletes. Many different types of kettlebells exist today. Some are made from steel while others are made out of plastic or even titanium. There are many different kinds of kettlebells with various weights and shapes, but there is only one type that everyone wants: the heavy kettlebell!

The Heavy Kettlebell is the heaviest kettlebell available. It weighs approximately 250 pounds. The heaviest kettlebells are not just used by strongman competitors; they are also used by bodybuilders and powerlifters.

However, if you want to compete in strength sports like powerlifting or strongman, then you will need to choose a lighter kettlebell that is less than 250 pounds. A popular choice is the 200 pound kettlebell.

Kettlebells are unique from other types of weights in that they are a lot more versatile. For example, barbells are used in a linear movement (like bench pressing), while dumbbells are used in a non-linear movement (like bending over and picking something up). Kettlebells are unique because they can be used to perform linear movements, like a barbell, or non-linear movements, like a dumbbell.

The popularity of kettlebells has increased in the past few years. This is due to the fact that they are not just for men anymore (like they were commonly viewed as a century ago). Nowadays, many women use kettlebells and there are even feminine kettlebells available on the market today.

With the recent release of CrossFit, kettlebells have become extremely popular. Thanks to Crossfit, kettlebells are now used in many different types of workouts.

Kettlebells can be used in strength training, bodybuilding, and even cardio. Choosing the right weight is very important when performing exercises with kettlebells. A beginner should not start with a heavy kettlebell and should get advice from an expert before using one.

The heavier the weight is, the more likely you are to get injured. If you have already lifted weights before and are in good physical condition, then a heavy kettlebell may be right for you.

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Here is a list of different types of kettlebells that exist today:

1. Steel Kettlebells: The most common kettlebells available on the market.

They come in many different sizes and weights. Many gyms have these kettlebells.

2. Plastic Kettlebells: These kettlebells are made out of plastic instead of steel.

Some people argue that these kettlebells do not offer as good of a workout, but they are cheaper and easier to handle.

3. Powder-coated Kettlebells: These kettlebells are painted with an epoxy coating which is baked on instead of being sprayed on like paint.

This leads to a more durable finish.

4. Colored Kettlebells: Kettlebells are usually painted with a flat black paint, but other colors are available on the market today.

The following are some of the benefits of using kettlebells:

1. They are much less expensive than most gym memberships.

If you want to use a personal trainer at a gym, then you will have to pay a lot of money just to get access to the equipment. With kettlebells, all you need is some space and you are ready to go.

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2. Kettlebells allow a full body workout.

3. They can increase your endurance and strength in a short amount of time.

4. Kettlebells can be stored anywhere because they do not take up much space.

Sources & references used in this article:

The cardiopulmonary demand of kettlebell snatches by M Chan – 2014 – open.library.ubc.ca

Kettlebell Lifting by N Yurko – 2019 – repository.ldufk.edu.ua

Kettlebell training in clinical practice: a scoping review by NJ Meigh, JWL Keogh, B Schram, WA Hing – BMC Sports Science …, 2019 – Springer