Why is the York Kettlebell the Next Piece in Your Gym?
If you're relatively new to the idea of incorporating kettlebells in your training, not only is outfitting your gym with kettlebells smart, the York Kettlebell is an outstanding choice among competing brands. We've found that the shape, balance and surface texture of the handle on the York kettlebell to be one of the best in the business.
Like with most fitness equipment, kettlebells are very tactile. They spend every minute in your hands so you want a kettlebell handle that has just the right amount of texture to keep your grip secure without tearing up your hands after a long workout. Having your hands give out first because of a bad kettlebell handle with sharp seams won't do you any good. York has just the right feel and texture.
The Stand Out Features of the York Kettlebell:
- Ideal amount of texture on the handle. Not too rough, not too smooth for those long, intense training sessions
- The handle shape and thickness allow you to use one or two hands for kettlebell swings and lifts
- York's baked in finish is non-slick and will keep your kettlebell looking great for years to come
- The weight is clearly marked on the front of the kettlebell in white to make quick work of selecting the right size
How Do I Choose The Right Size to Start With or To Expand My Kettlebell Collection?
That's an awesome question! Kettlebells come in such a wide variety of weights, it can be tough to decide which size is right. But, we've got some good advice if you are just starting out and want to make the best choice in your first kettlebell or two.
For the most part, kettlebell training focuses on bringing the kettlebell to three main parts of your body - the hip, the shoulder and overhead. Bringing the kettlebell to your hip is always easier than bringing to your shoulder and hoisting overhead is the most challenging of the three. With that said, three different sized kettlebells in your gym is ideal. One lightweight for overhead work. One moderate for shoulder work, and one heavy kettlebell for bringing to your hip.
If you had to choose one, we'd recommend buying the moderate sized kettlebell first. A relative good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight by three and that should be your choice for the moderately heavy kettlebell. If you're a seasoned lifter, round up to the nearest 5LB. If your brand new to the sport, round down. Choosing that middle weight will keep the most exercise options available to you and as your strength increases, that moderate kettlebell can be moved overhead.
What Exercises Can I Do With Kettlebells?
- Kettlebell Swings
- Goblet Squats
- Walking Lunges
- Overhead Kettlebell Squats
- Shoulder Press
- Kettlebell Clean
- Weighted Situps
- Renegade Rows
- Kettlebell Windmills
- Kettlebell Kayaks
- Weighted Pull Ups