What is the Kettlebell

Although it may seem kettlebells are the latest fitness trend in gyms across the U.S., kettlebells have been around for over 350 years. Originally used by the Russians as a counterweight for measuring food sold at markets, this “cannonball with a handle” soon became a favorite training tool of the Russian Army. In the 1940s, the modern kettlebell gained even more popularity as Russia’s national sport.

Today, kettlebells are used globally as a preferred training tool for several military services, athletic teams, and celebrities worldwide.