Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working with the 3-in-1 Kettlebell from Empower. If you haven’t heard of the company, click the link and checkout their website to view their:
- women’s fitness products
- workout videos
- workout guides and more
Anyway, I fell across the website when I was searching for kettlebells online. Kettlebells have never really been an integral part of my workout routine, so I figured it was time to give them a shot. Well, when I found out empower made one with adjustable weight, I knew I had to have it.
About a week or two later, it arrived in the mail. To say I was excited is an understatement. I ripped it open and immediately got to work. However, I didn’t want to review it right away, as I didn’t want my excitement to get in the way of an accurate review. But now that a few weeks have gone by, I’m ready to share my thoughts. So here goes.
You don’t have to look too far to find the perks to this piece of equipment.
- It’s versatile. There is a little switch that allows you to easily adjust the kettlebell from 5 to 8 to 12 pounds. This allows me to do all sorts of one and two-handed movements with the same piece of equipment. It’s much easier than the adjustable dumbbells my husband bought.
- It’s easy on the hands. The plastic and shape of handle make it comfortable to grip. The website says it’s designed for a woman’s hand, and I can’t disagree.
- It comes with a DVD and poster with useful workout advice. Honestly, I didn’t use the DVD much. but the picture guide was nice.
As much as I like the kettlebell, there are a couple of downsides.
- The grip is slippery. While the plastic is easy on the hand, it isn’t very practical. Why? Well any movement that requires you to hold the kettlebell parallel to the ground is pretty much impossible. It just slides back down. Maybe wearing gloves would fix this?
- 12 pounds isn’t big enough. I like that it’s adjustable, but I quickly found that I needed more weight for most exercises. However, this probably wouldn’t be the case for most beginners.
It’s a good piece of equipment for beginners. However, if you’re already fit and used to lifting at all, I’d opt for something a little bigger and more solid.
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