ket·tle·bell | \ˈke-tᵊl-ˌbel \

Definition of kettlebell 

: a round weight with a flat bottom and thick handle on top that is used for exercise and weight training

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Circus strongmen often used kettlebells to demonstrate their power. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 The thought of repeatedly snatching the kettlebell from floor to overhead seems about as fun as dropping the weight on my face. Michael Easter, Outside Online, "What Happens When You Scrap Your Fitness Plan," 14 May 2018 Place the top of one foot on the bench, holding a kettlebell with both hands, bell facing up. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "The Best Glutes Exercises," 19 June 2018 Heavy iron chains of various girths dangle from hooks embedded in a concrete wall, and there are enough kettlebells to send a medium-sized rowboat to the bottom of the ocean. Jay Willis, GQ, "I Worked Out with Steve Aoki and He Busted My Ass," 10 Apr. 2018 How to Do It: Start standing straight with a neutral spine and braced core, holding two heavy kettlebells (try 16 kilograms on each side). Sara Angle, Outside Online, "5 Moves for Better Grip Strength," 3 May 2018 Beginners should start with a lighter kettlebell weight until you’ve mastered this move., "A cardio circuit for people who hate running," 26 June 2018 Who puts a 100 million-dollar athlete kneeling on a ball with kettlebells? Clay Skipper, GQ, "The Trainer to LeBron James and Victor Oladipo Shares the Recovery Secrets of NBA Stars," 31 May 2018 Maintain a flat back and allow the kettlebell to pull you back down to start, and repeat. Blake Bakkila,, "9 Ways Britney Spears Is Getting Her Abs Ready for Summer," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kettlebell

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kettlebell

kettle + -bell (as in barbell)

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