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Topic # 201300 12-Aug-2016 12:40
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I've decided to buy a kettlebell and looks like 16kg is the one to start off with. Problem his there are so many to choose from. Can anyone recommend me a good quality bell?





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  Reply # 1610687 12-Aug-2016 13:20
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If you get a chance to have a play with them then definitely do that as your opinion on what is a good one will of course vary from mine. The ones I've used seem to be pretty much of a muchness, but my preference is for one where the handle flares out, rather than straight up and down.

 

Something like this one but not necessarily this brand.

 

Rebel Sport 16kg

 

A grippy handle is essential (don't want the kb flying away whilst doing those 2 arm Russian swings hahaha) so a firm rubber coating is what I like.

 

 








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  Reply # 1610698 12-Aug-2016 13:48
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Interesting I was leading towards the basic cast iron ones because they looked more 'russian' - http://xtremefit.co.nz/cast-iron-kettlebell-3-per-kg/

 

 





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  Reply # 1610740 12-Aug-2016 14:46
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I brought mine (along with a whole bunch of other stuff) from http://www.industrialathletic.com/products/category/40/kettlebells

 

They have both the standard cast iron and the pro-grade which are used in competition. Personally, I use cast iron but i also use chalk so no worries about slipping.





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  Reply # 1610743 12-Aug-2016 14:52
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Thanks - most of the use will be in my work office. Chalk is a bit messy for that. I assume you could use them safely without chalk.





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  Reply # 1610773 12-Aug-2016 15:33
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Or grab a roll of grip-tape from Rebel (or wherever). Has the added advantage of customizing the weights a bit so you don't get them mixed up with everyone else's.


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  Reply # 1610823 12-Aug-2016 16:44
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I purchased a 20kg one from no1fitness

 

Good quality, and feels good holding with two hands.


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