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What is a Kettlebell?
Josh is passionate about all things health and fitness, and in his spare time he's a keen marathon and ultramarathon runner. Read more. Kettlebells have been used as a dynamic tool to develop strength and endurance for centuries. At that time, the kettlebell was used as a counter-weight in markets to measure grains and other goods; vendors started swinging and lifting these kettlebells to show their strength, and quickly recognised both the health and strength benefits related to this activity. Kettlebells in North America and the UK were fairly non-existent in the later parts of the 20th century.
Kettlebell training may seem like a recent new fitness trend but this type of weight has been around since the s. In Russia, the kettlebell, which looks like a small bowling ball with a handle attached to it, was called a girya. The Russian weight measurement for the giyra is a pood and is typically around 16 kg or around 35lbs. The girya was initially used to weigh crops. Then, in the s, the kettlebell was used by strongmen who performed in the circus as well as in athletic competitions in Russia and across Europe. These competitors are called giveroy.
The kettlebell girya as we know it today is nothing like it was in the olden days, in fact, the kettlebell was not invented for exercise, but rather as a weight for weighing crops, grains plus other goods. A Pood is approximately The Pood was first mentioned in a number of 12th-century documents.
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A Brief History of Kettlebells
Kettlebell history has a lot more to it than gym instructor classes! Then reading our ultimate guide to kettlebell history will seriously help you out! Many sources on the internet point the finger at Russia and leave it at that, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to kettlebell history. Heard stories of the Olympians as a child? So, quite some time ago…. The fact that they used it with a swinging motion does sound oddly familiar… we wonder if the ancient Greeks had their own take on the kettlebell swing?
A kettlebell is a type of dumbbell or free weight that is round with a flat base and an arced handle. Authentic kettlebells are made of either cast iron or steel. Kettlebells can be swung, thrown, juggled, pressed, held, moved and manipulated in hundreds of ways. They are small and portable and can be incorporated into all aspects of athletic and fitness training. Kettlebells are a highly efficient way to lose weight, tone your body, increase your cardio-vascular fitness and strength and maintain joint health, mobility and flexibility. The history of the kettlebell is somewhat unclear, however, it appears that the Russian Kettlebell as we know it today, originated approximately years ago.