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

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People who have no business getting on a ball saw that and then grabbed kettlebells and tried to hold them. Clay Skipper, GQ, "The Trainer to LeBron James and Victor Oladipo Shares the Recovery Secrets of NBA Stars," 31 May 2018 Directions: Equipment needed for some moves: one medium-weight looped mini resistance band (like this), one medium-weight long resistance band (like this), a set of medium-to-heavy dumbbells, one heavy kettlebell, and a step or bench. Amy Marturana, SELF, "12 of the Best Hip-Strengthening Exercises," 19 Oct. 2018 After four cycles and some dubious math, Team Jay and Dougie (RIP) combine for 274 kettlebell thrusts, shuttle reps, and calories burned on the assault bike. Jay Willis, GQ, "I Worked Out with Steve Aoki and He Busted My Ass," 10 Apr. 2018 Working from your hips, bend forward and swing, using momentum to carry the kettlebell up to shoulder level. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "3 Kettle Bell Moves To Transform Your Body," 21 Jan. 2015 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

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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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