What's a good starting kettlebell weight if I can only get one?

Children 11-15

4 kg (9 lbs)

Currently Not Very Active

Women: 6 kg (13 lbs)

Men: 8 kg (18 lbs)

Works Out Weekly

Women: 8 kg (18 lbs)

Men: 12 kg (26 lbs)

Very Athletic

Women: 12 kg (26 lbs)

Men: 16 kg (35 lbs)

What's a good starting kettlebell weight for compound exercises like squats and deadlifts?

Children 11-15

4-10kg (9-22 lbs)

Currently Not Very Active

Women: 4-12 kg (9-26 lbs)

Men: 10-16 kg (22-35 lbs)

Works Out Weekly

Women: 8-16 kg (18-35 lbs)

Men: 14-20 kg (31-44 lbs)

Very Athletic

Women: 12-18 kg (26-40 lbs)

Men: 18-24 kg (40-53 lbs)

What's a good starting kettlebell weight for push & pull exercises like presses, rows, and curls?

Children 11-15

4-8kg (9-18 lbs)

Currently Not Very Active

Women: 4-10 kg (9-22 lbs)

Men: 8-12 kg (18-26 lbs)

Works Out Weekly

Women: 8-12 kg (18-26 lbs)

Men: 10-16 kg (22-35 lbs)

Very Athletic

Women: 10-16 kg (22-35 lbs)

Men: 14-20 kg (31-44 lbs)

What's a good starting kettlebell weight for technical ballistic exercises like jerk, snatch, and long cycle?

Children 11-15

4-6kg (9-13 lbs)

Currently Not Very Active

Women: 4-8 kg (9-18 lbs)

Men: 6-10 kg (13-22 lbs)

Works Out Weekly

Women: 6-10 kg (13-22 lbs)

Men: 8-14 kg (18-31 lbs)

Very Athletic

Women: 8-12 kg (18-26 lbs)

Men: 10-16 kg (22-35 lbs)

How many kettlebells do I need for one of your workouts?

Required

1 Medium

Better

2 Light

Great

2 Light, 1 or 2 Medium, 1 Heavy

Awesome

2 Light, 2 Medium, 2 Heavy

If you're a beginner, use the starting weight recommendations above to find your "medium" kettlebell weight.

How many kettlebells do I need for kettlebell sport training?

2 "100%"

Required

2 each:  "70%", "100%", "110%"

Better

2 each: "50%, 70%, 90%, 100%, 110%, 120%"

Great

Complete Set

Awesome

*"100%" is your "medium" or "working" weight; the weight you will complete your final competition sets with. Round percentages to closest weight.

Which should I buy, Atlas or Apollo?

Size

Atlas: Its smaller size makes it easier to swing bells between your legs and keeps the weights in better alignment with hip and shoulder joints for smaller framed people

Apollo: larger size means contoured arm rests have more surface area, making them even more comfortable in the rack position

Availability

Atlas: 4-24 kg in 2 kg increments (9-53 lbs)

Apollo:16-34 kg in 2 kg increments (35-75 lbs)

Performance

Both Atlas and Apollo kettlebells have great balance and maneuverability, but Atlas moves more quickly.  If you like to sprint, Atlas is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

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