There are so many different places around the web to find out about all things kettlebell. I just want to tell the world why I like them.
First, there is nothing quite like a piece of iron. Doesn’t matter what kind, iron is cool. I play with the blacksmith’s trade as well and there is something very very satisfying about taking something as elemental as iron and bending it to your will. I don’t intend to forge a kettlebell or change a kettlebell beyond drilling a hole in it (see http://justinsbrainpan.com/2010/01/13/being-a-geek-c…ake-you-so-far/ for pics of that). I like to swing the things around. It is much the same as swinging a hammer. Primal.
There is a totally different feeling when finishing a kettlebell workout than finishing any other type. I am usually very tired but still feel like I can go out and move a mountain. or pick up a car. (one of my future goals as well) I have never felt the same type of feeling with any machine I have ever been on and I have not even felt it with free weights.
There is a sense of something old, a part of something historical when using kettlebells. There are several out there with lovely colored vinyl coatings, I don’t have those. I have black iron kettlebells. I want them to get beat up. I want chips and dents. I want minor rust. I want to tame “The Beast” (106 pound kettlebell). A far out goal but still I want to be part of that too short list.
I like to be a part of old history. I want to be a trapper in the early 1800’s. I like to make clothes in styles that predate the Civil War. I like to lift kettlebells.
I am not going to give any instructions, there are too many others better at it than me; but start at www.dragondoor.com and surf there if you are interested. Otherwise seek out an RKC certified trainer. I will be one in the future. I can’t wait to join those ranks.
Now, if you will excuse me, it is time to do my swings and maybe go find a mountain to move.