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How to Choose Correct Weight for your Workouts?

by Amanda Perkins Content writer. Health & Fitness

This is one of the most common questions we get asked, and it’s one of the biggest inhibiting factors for those who want to get into kettlebell workouts. It can be tricky to know from the outside what weight is right for the kettlebell novice. That’s why we’ve put together a few points you should consider before you head out for your kettlebell shopping.


Don’t be afraid to start on the light end: You may want to bulk up quickly (more on that in just a minute), but you also don’t want to ruin your kettlebell debut by taking on more than you’re capable of. It’s always better to start a little light and then go heavier. Most men start at about 16 kg and women start at 8 kg. The idea is to get a weight you can strict press 7-10 times. Don’t be afraid to go lighter if you need to. Workout safely, and you’ll be in shape for more weight soon.

 

Consider what you want from your kettlebells: Bulking up requires heavier weights with fewer reps, while slimming down and losing weight is easier with less weight and more repetitions. What do you want out of these exercises? Decide and purchase accordingly.

 

Buy more than one: Still not sure what weight is right? Get more than one kettlebell. You’ll have the option to switch up exercises, work with exercises that require two kettlebells, and give yourself the chance to start lighter and progress faster.


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About Amanda Perkins Freshman   Content writer. Health & Fitness

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