In my ongoing quest to provide users with the most useful Amazon reviews, I turn my attention to the wonderful world of kettlebells. There is a painful background to this latest feature, which I will share with my hordes of followers.
I try to exercise regularly, and one of my favourite ways in recent years has been kettlebell routines. For the uninitiated, a kettlebell is a weight with a handle on it that you swing around in various ways. Just a twenty minute routine can be quite exhausting, and being someone with a short attention span and a low boredom threshold, this really appeals to me.
But being someone who is too mean and broke to fork out for a proper kettlebell, I have always made do with one of my dumbbells. The drawbacks of using dumbbells for kettlebell exercises are: 1) dumbbells don’t have handles; 2)
Dumbbells do have iron bars that stick out at either end; 3) There is the possibility with certain routines that you will smash yourself in the face with the end of the iron bar at some point.
After experiencing point 3 above in a most eye-watering manner, I decided I needed to finally dust off my bank card and look for a a real kettlebell. As ever, Amazon came to the rescue:
Item: Kettlebells of various weights
Customer question: How heavy is the 12 kg kettlebell?
Don’t quote me on it but I’m edging toward 12kg…
Will you be using this with or without the aid of gravity?
Question: I don’t like the shrill beep my current kettle makes when it has boiled, does this bell make a pleasant ring sound?
Oooh yes, indeed! It has a built in music jukebox too that does Ellie Goulding during Swings and Rita Ora during Snatches 😉
Mine makes a very pleasant, deeper key, almost a reverberating “klonk”.
Please tell me you’re joking
Seeing as it is exercise/weight related, sadly the only thing that would boil is your blood if dropped on your foot
A final note of warning to potential kettlebell users – for health and safety reasons it’s vital to leave your shoes and socks on when exercising, as I demonstrate here with my new set: