Your home gym/workout area is looking great, you’ve decked it out with a set of our HyGYM Hex Dumbbells or you’ve gone ‘big’ with one of our home gym bundles. Yet, like losing one of your favourite wrist wraps, something’s missing from your workout?
Or perhaps you currently don’t have enough space or budget to invest in a fully kitted out home gym and are looking for a versatile training tool to help you build strength and endurance, all in an efficient package? Say no more, at HyGYM, we’ve got you well and truly covered;
Say hello to the 18KG HyGYM Adjustable Kettlebell …
Adjustable kettlebells have become a staple training tool for the entire fitness industry. From CrossFitters to pro athletes to ‘big time’ weightlifters alike, everyone is using kettlebells in their workouts, even Arnie! Yes, you can google it if you don’t believe us 😉
Let’s take a look at why we think you need a kettlebell in your life …
Our 18KG HyGYM Adjustable Kettlebell: The Benefits
- They’re convenient
If you have a small home or flat and lack the space for a home gym or even enough room to store a set of conventional kettlebells, then the HyGYM adjustable kettlebell is the perfect space-saving alternative for you. One piece of equipment – almost endless possibilities.
- Time efficient and did we say adjustable?
One of the major benefits of adding the HyGYM adjustable kettlebell to your routine is how fast and easy it is to turn this fantastic training tool into a 3.6kg, 5.7kg, 8.2kg, 10.8kg, 13.4kg, 15.9kg or 18kg kettlebell. That’s right, you’re always just a click away from a superset from hell.
- Travel | workout | repeat
If you’re constantly on the go and are bored of those uninspiring hotel gyms (we’ve all been there), then the HyGYM adjustable kettlebell offers you an easy way to get a full-blown total body workout without having to leave your hotel room. Perfect for the suitcase and even better for that all-important pre meeting pump!
- Great for the body and the budget
When you purchase an adjustable kettlebell, you are for the most part paying for convenience, flexibility, and weight
How does the HyGYM adjustable kettlebell work?
It’s simple. With our rapid release mechanism, you can change your resistance from 3.6kg all the way up to 18kg in no time.
The HyGYM adjustable kettlebell replaces up to 7 traditional kettlebells in a space-efficient design. Use the rapid release mechanism to adjust in small increments to supercharge your training sessions.
Weight settings include 3.6kg, 5.7kg, 8.2kg, 10.8kg, 13.4kg, 15.9kg and 18kg, and an ergonomic handle for a feel-good grip.
How do I unlock an adjustable kettlebell?
Our dual lock safety feature is operated by pulling and sliding the locking tab to lock or unlock the kettlebell.
Adjustable kettlebell vs ‘cast iron’ kettlebell: The debate
If you’ve read this far, you’re staring down kettlebells like you do that person hogging the squat rack at the gym. But what do you go for?
You’ll have to choose between buying an adjustable or a cast iron kettlebell. A tough decision we know, but let’s try and help you out a little and you can thank us later …
Cast iron kettlebells are considered ’the originals’ as they closely resemble the original Russian design whereas the emergence of adjustable kettlebells is a direct result of people wanting to have more flexibility in their kettlebell workouts without flooding their homes with multiple pieces of equipment.
What you buy very much depend on what type of training you need a kettlebell for – toning, strength training, fat burning, or a mix of all?
For lighter home workouts and toning, a smaller cast iron kettlebell (or two) will fit the bill. For strength training and progression, you’re better suited to an adjustable kettlebell, especially if you live in a smaller flat or a shared household.
Adjustable kettlebells are often preferred by those with a home gym and are looking to save space and get the most versatility from one product. In the long run, the bank balance will also thank you for it.
5 kettlebell exercises you should be doing
How it works
- Your feet should be set a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and hold the kettlebell with both hands.
- Using your hips to drive the movement, keep your back flat and neck straight and swing the weight up to shoulder height.
- Return to the start position and repeat without losing momentum.
The kettlebell swing is a great exercise to improve your anaerobic fitness. It accelerates your heartrate and burns fat that leave most compound moves with envy.
Alternate Clean and Press
How it works
- Knees slightly bent and legs shoulder-width apart – holding your adjustable kettlebell by your thigh.
- In one quick movement, slightly jump off the ground and raise your arm to extend above your head.
- Land softly on your feet with your knees bent (like a squat) and repeat with your other arm.
The alternate kettlebell clean and press is great for grip strength as well as any overhead movement – your shoulder press will thank you for it
Kettlebell Goblet Squat
How it works
- Your legs should be slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, place both hands (palms facing each other) on your adjustable kettlebell and bring it to the front of your chest. This is your start position.
- Lower yourself into a squat by bending your knees, keeping your kettlebell in the same position.
- Drive back up – repeat.
The squat is the king of fat burning. As a part of this royal family, the kettlebell goblet squat is great for building your lower-body strength. If you’re a runner, the increased glute activation will really help your running technique!
The Kettlebell Snatch
How it works
- Hold your kettlebell in one hand between your legs and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Through your hip and knees, drive upwards. As the kettlebell gets to shoulder height, rotate your hand and push it upwards until you’re locked out at the arm.
- To finish the move, squat down and return the kettlebell to the start position.
- Repeat and swap sides.
The kettlebell snatch is a real contender the best calorie burner of all time. Try it in a circuit workout.
One Arm Kettlebell Swing
How it works
- Feet placed slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and hold your kettlebell with one hand.
- This exercise is all in the hips. Drive them, keep your back flat and swing the kettlebell up to shoulder height.
- Return to start and repeat. Don’t lose that momentum either …
The one arm kettlebell swing gets to work on that V-shape from the start. It activates your shoulders, arms and after time, corrects any muscle imbalances you may have – even if you don’t know it.
Keep Calm and Kettlebell
While using a kettlebell in your workout, you’ll witness first-hand its numerous benefits. Without question, one of the biggest benefits is that all exercises with a kettlebell are essentially total body exercises. You’ll get a total body strengthening and conditioning with just one bit of kit.
Considered as merely a fad a decade or so ago, Kettlebells are here to stay. If you learn the proper way to use a kettlebell, we guarantee you’ll discover for yourself, what the fuss is about.
If you’re already on the kettlebell train, what’s your favourite part of kettlebell training?