Kettlebell Jugglings: A Beginner’s Guide
How to get started with kettlebell juggling?
There are many ways to do it. You could use a dumbbell or barbell, but you will need some sort of handle. You can either buy one or make your own from various materials such as wood, metal, plastic and even leather. Another option is using a rope which can be found at any hardware store.
Another way is to use a weight belt. You can purchase them online or in most sporting goods stores. They come in different sizes and they are usually made out of cotton or spandex material. These belts are great because they allow you to wear heavier weights without feeling restricted.
You might want to consider buying a pair of weighted gloves since these will provide extra support when performing the exercise.
If you’re just starting out, then you may not have access to equipment like I did. That’s okay though; there are plenty of other options available to you. One option is to join a gym where you can practice your skills with weights and free weights. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then another option would be joining a local group or club where people gather together for mutual benefit.
In terms of cost…this all depends on what your budget is. You can easily find free weights at garage sales and thrift stores for next to nothing. The best thing to do is to look around and be resourceful!
Kettlebell juggling equipment
As I said before, you will need a handle of some kind in order to kettlebell juggle. You may want to buy one since they are fairly cheap and they’re usually well made.
You have a few choices here, you can get:
1. A single ball with a ring around it
2. Two different sized ball with a ring on either end of a short chain
3. A “gun show” which consists of several different sized round weights on a chain
4. Two kettlebells chained together (this is the most expensive choice)
You can buy these at any good sporting goods store or online. I recommend visiting the store in person before making a purchase because you want to make sure that you get the right size. You don’t want it to feel too heavy, nor do you want it to be too light. It should feel perfect.
Other Juggle Stuff
As far as clothing goes, I would recommend that you wear a tight shirt and loose-fitting pants (or a skirt). Baggy clothing can get caught on the kettlebell handle and possibly rip your clothes off. I also recommend that you wear a shirt that is either dark colored or plain colored since the patterns might distract you and cause you to lose your focus.
I also read an article on a website about how to juggle and they said that you should stand on a carpet.
Because it will prevent the kettlebells from slamming into the floor as hard thus protecting your hands and wrists.
Sources & references used in this article:
Kettlebell–historia, style i zastosowanie we współczesnym treningu prozdrowotnym by D Gloc, S Małysz – Hygeia, 2014 – h-ph.pl
Kettlebell training by S Cotter – 2013 – books.google.com
The Russian kettlebell challenge: Xtreme fitness for hard living comrades by P Tsatsouline – 2001 – books.google.com
Angelina Tang by A Tang, V Wilson, D Trosclair, C Tongco – kettlebellkrusher.com
Kettlebell Lifting by N Yurko – 2019 – repository.ldufk.edu.ua
Kettlebells for sport, strength and fitness by WHI Learned