ket·​tle·​bell | \ ˈke-tᵊl-ˌbel How to pronounce kettlebell (audio) \

Definition of kettlebell

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

Examples of kettlebell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For kettlebells, Lau recommends a rotation of exercises like swings, goblet squats, and deadlifts with the kettlebell, and lunges, rows and presses on dumbbells (10-12 reps for beginners on both, repeat two to three times to start). Katherine Singh,, 8 Nov. 2021 So is equipment like the barbell, which was originally used by people who performed feats of strength for entertainment, and the kettlebell, which was originally made as a counterweight in the sale of dry goods 350 years ago. Diana Budds, Curbed, 4 Nov. 2021 Start standing with left leg back, holding a kettlebell or dumbbell in left hand. Mallory Creveling,, 10 Sep. 2021 Hold a kettlebell or dumbbell in the right hand, at shoulder height. Mallory Creveling,, 10 Sep. 2021 One kettlebell and an exercise mat for extra cushioning. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 20 Mar. 2021 Hold a dumbbell, kettlebell or other weighted object just outside your shoulder, with your arm bent at 90 degrees, palm facing forward. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 8 May 2021 Here, Lee takes Vogue through her favorite kettlebell exercises for a total-body workout. Precious Lee, Vogue, 15 Apr. 2021 That may not sound like a very heavy kettlebell, but again, sand is unstable, which contributes to the challenge, and its straps are less stable than a rigid handle. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 29 Mar. 2021

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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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19 Nov 2021

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“Kettlebell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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