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Old 03-30-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
John Quiroga
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Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

Hello, I am looking to buy a quality inexpensive kettlebell. I don't have enough money to buy a Dragon Door kettlebell. I want something along the lines of a Dragon Door kettlebell, but isn't so damn expensive. Anyone know any good brands?
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:42 AM   #2
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Re: Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

Based on feedback that I've read, when I purchase some kettlebells I'll probably go with The Kettlebell King (WFS)
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:48 AM   #3
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Re: Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:32 AM   #4
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Re: Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

I admit that kettlebells are pretty damn cool, but the kettlebell is one of the worst fitness items in terms of value to cost, especially when you consider how easily its function can be replicated for a fraction of the price. If money is tight, skip the kettlebell. Just buy or make a dumbbell handle and then find some weights on craigslist or use the ones you already have (or buy them at walmart, which will still save you a lot compared to a KB). This will be A LOT cheaper, it will provide you with an easily scalable tool, and it will let you do 99% of all KB movements.

Another option are the kettle grips from Iron Woody WFS. A lot cheaper than a KB and scalable.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:57 AM   #5
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Another option are the kettle grips from Iron Woody WFS. A lot cheaper than a KB and scalable.
While I think this is a cool idea, it does mean you can't perform any push-up type of exercise like you can with a flat bottomed kettlebell.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:20 AM   #6
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While I think this is a cool idea, it does mean you can't perform any push-up type of exercise like you can with a flat bottomed kettlebell.
Bottom line is that kettlebells are expensive, but they are also cool. You can through them around and they just look and feel nice. But whether that justifies the high cost depends on individual desires and circumstances. You can perform the push up type movements with dumbbells, fyi.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:13 AM   #7
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Re: Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

You can also consider CAP kettlebells http://www.christiansfitnessfactory....w-all-products
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:18 AM   #8
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You can also consider CAP kettlebells http://www.christiansfitnessfactory....w-all-products
I've been very happy with my CAP KB thus far.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:09 AM   #9
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Re: Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

there is a man in dallas who sells dragon door bells for cost. he saves you the shipping charges.he regularly travels to austin, san antonio and houston in order to sell them. i got a couple from him and am very happy that i did. here is his website http://summitkettlebells.com/ and it is wfs.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:54 AM   #10
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Re: Need a quality inexpensive Kettlebell.

Does anyone have a measurement of the circumference of the handle on the 16 kg Troy KB from the KB King? I have a 35 lb KB from Sports Authority w/ a 5 inch circum, which after 30 minutes gets to be a little tough to maintain a grip!

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