Have you wanted to try out Kettlebell training but been stopped by the high
prices of buying a set? This unique piece of equipment will help you
make your own for a fraction of the price!
The Kettlebell is one the oldest and newest pieces of strength training equipment that you'll come across in weight training these days.
What do I mean by that?
The Kettlebell has been around for a LONG time (the first mention of the Kettlebell in history is in a Russian dictionary in 1704!).
But the Kettlebell is also one of the "newest" pieces of training equipment as it's been rediscovered by trainers looking not only for a competitive edge, but for unique ways to build strength and fitness.
What is a Kettlebell?
For those not familiar with Kettlebells, it is basically a cast-iron weight shaped very much like a kettle. The weight is on the bottom with the handle on top. This makes the application of resistance FAR different than that of the standard dumbell.
Kettlebell training can provide an excellent total-body workout using movements that cannot be duplicated with standard dumbells or barbells, though you can perform many of the common dumbell and barbell exercises with the Kettlebell. At the end of this review, I will include links to some excellent Kettlebell-related sites if you're interested in more information on Kettlebell training.
What is the "KettleStack?"
In a nutshell, the "KettleStack" is a "do-it-yourself" Kettlebell. Like "do-it-yourself" dumbells of the same idea, you can add and remove your own weights to build your own Kettlebells. The "KettleStack" is, at its simplest, a thick plastic handle with a steel center post to place your weight plates on. It's an elegant design and simple to use!
The "KettleStack" is also built SOLID. You won't have any problems with breakdown or deforming parts with this equipment. It's well built and will last a lifetime!
What Are The Advantages Over Regular Kettlebells?
The main advantage to this piece of equipment over a regular Kettlebell (which is a single, solid piece of cast-iron) is price. For the price of a small, single, standard Kettlebell (especially if you have to order online and pay shipping), you can get a "KettleStack" and make a far wider range of Kettlebell weights.
The next advantage is storage. In the same space you could store two regular Kettlebells (or dumbells), you can store the "KettleStack." This makes it ideal for space-limited settings. In fact, the "KettleStack" offers a further advantage in that its much lighter weight means you can store it almost anywhere!
The third major advantage lies in your ability to change weights with it. For example, you can use it with as little weight as you want (even 5 to 10 pounds) or as much weight as you can fit on it. Plus, the excellent design of...