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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Unlike dumbbells or kettlebells, which are obviously great but are large and heavy, resistance bands are small, lightweight, and easy to tote around wherever your workouts take you. Amy Marturana, SELF, "A Total-Body Resistance Band Workout You Can Do Anywhere," 28 Sep. 2018 Grip the kettlebell handle with your right hand to free up your left hand. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Take Your Kettlebell Squats to the Next Level With This Small Tweak From Blake Lively’s Trainer," 6 Sep. 2018 Marquita Pring can swing a set of kettlebells with the best of them. Hilary George-parkin, Glamour, "What's Holding Victoria's Secret Back From Body Diversity on the Runway?," 9 Nov. 2018 When performed correctly, there are many benefits of kettlebell exercises. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Exactly Is a Kettlebell Specialist?," 12 June 2018 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

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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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