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December 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments


These are my little bells!

Although, since my yoga training I’ve NOT used them once, I’m becoming reacquainted with them in Cross Fit. Cross Fit utilizes every kind strength, gymnastic and speed component to form their workouts. I’m still a rookie to it, but, what I’ve learned so far is that the warm-up alone used to my what I’d consider a workout!

Pictured above are the GoFit kettlebells which can be purchased at your local Big 5 or Sports Authority and prices range from $30-$90. The other kind of kettlebell are the kind you buy from Dragon Door and they are considered to be the “real” deal. And prices are quite a bit higher (prices start at $75 + shipping). The main difference between the two kinds are the handle. The Dragon Door K-bells have a smooth handle that won’t rip your hands up in a full swing. Before my yoga training, I had a love affair with these little bells. You can get an awesome full body workout with just one bell! Our workout yesterday was one minute of each: Kettlebell Sumo Squat, Kettlebell Swing, and Wall Balls! Followed by one minute of rest and then REPEAT 5 times!! {thankfully, the workout got modified to only 3 rounds!!} And, the prescribed weight for a woman is 35 pounds! I had barely used my 35 pounder pre-yoga training and now I’m swinging that thing around, who would’ve thought?

In case you’d like to learn more about kettlebells, here are some resources that I found useful:

Mike Mahler

Lift Kettlebells

CrossFit Demonstrations

Tags: Fantastic workouts · Kettlebells

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sandy Sommer, RKC // Dec 7, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I like your post! One thing though. Women ordinarily should start with 8 kg or 12 kg kettlebell. Rarely would a women start with 35 lbs. Men yes but that would be tough for all but the strongest lady.
    .-= Sandy Sommer, RKC´s last blog ..What Do You Want For Christmas? =-.

  • 2 Fit Mommy // Dec 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks Sandy for leaving a comment on that. I should have said that the prescribed weight for a women in Cross Fit is 35 pounds! I started with a 15 pounder and worked my way up.

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