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Home-made Kettlebells

Postby sandyman_52 » January 5th, 2011, 12:06 pm


Anybody figure out the secret to making home-made kettleballs yet?
I don't really want to go out and spend a fortune on these things.
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby awoods92 » January 5th, 2011, 12:42 pm


I ran across this link, it has a good description of making your own.

http://www.4hourbodyzone.com/t-bar-kettlebell-review/
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby lachyg » January 5th, 2011, 1:58 pm


Cheers for the link!
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby Tom4HBE » January 5th, 2011, 4:14 pm


I just used the page in the book and made my own. I've only used it once but it seems to work well. I need to tweak it a bit to stop the plates from sliding but other than the annoying clank it makes, it is functional.
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby SimpleWarrior » January 6th, 2011, 5:17 pm


I'm going to Home Depot today and going to scrounge for bits to construct a more accurate kettlebell system. The T-bar is limiting. I've been doing other kinds of kettlebell exercises for a long time but with normal dumbells. The lack of a cannonball handle effects the exercises in so many ways.

The T-bar doesn't have that circular handle so I can't do a lot of exercises with it.

I'll post a link to my blog once I construct it.
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby SimpleWarrior » January 6th, 2011, 11:06 pm


Scratch that. I looked at the supplies and I don't think I can make a proper handle without having to hack-saw a variety of pieces.

I want to buy this but it's out of stock:
http://www.amazon.com/TDS-IM-0310-SPL-T ... B000QU39YS
http://www.jumpusa.com/mm5/merchant.mvc ... c4548#back

Damn it!
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby bob » January 26th, 2011, 12:03 pm


I'd go for a Kettle grip before attempt to build my own from scratch. However, at the prices I have seen for these products I will probably end up building a small (2-4) collection of Kettlebells. My main reasons are, swinging a heavy home made weight around seems like a bad idea and switching the weight with a kettle grip seems too slow.
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby FBM » January 26th, 2011, 12:22 pm


Homemade kettlebells are good. I like the bulgarian bag. Easy to make, and you can do some of the same exercises with it.
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Re: Home-made Kettlebells

Postby boattraveller78 » March 10th, 2011, 4:08 am


you might look on ebay for kettlebells. though the shipping kills. Craigslist is another place.

If you are going to be religiously doing the exercises, etc...it might be worth it. I just saw a 45 lb KB for 60$ inclusive of shipping.
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Postby Drurflah » March 11th, 2011, 2:18 am


you might look on ebay for kettlebells. though the shipping kills. Craigslist is another place. If you are going to be religiously doing the exercises, etc...it might be worth it. I just saw a 45 lb KB for 60$ inclusive of shipping.

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