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10 Best Kettlebells for Energizing Your Home Workouts

These simple accessories can take any exercise routine to the next level.

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The past two years have led more and more of us to ditch the gym and find new ways to work out at home. While there are plenty of bodyweight exercises out there—and you can always head out for a run if you want to get in some cardio—it's easier to get the most out of your daily workouts if you have a well-stocked gym right at home. If you're thinking about investing in some home gym equipment, buying a kettlebell is a great place to start.

Kettlebells are relatively affordable, easy to use, and incredibly versatile—plus they take up way less room than a weight rack. If you're new to lifting, you'll want to start with a lighter weight—usually under 15 pounds. But even if you start with a lightweight kettlebell, you can still use it as part of your resistance training routine, or you can opt for an adjustable kettlebell, which will allow you to customize its weight as you get stronger.

Look below for a guide on how to pick the best model for your kettlebell workouts, and our favorite kettlebells on the market today.

Best Kettlebells for Home Workouts

    How to Choose a Kettlebell

    When choosing a kettlebell, the most important factor you'll have to consider is weight. While the appropriate weight for you largely depends on your personal fitness level, strength, and preference, if you're new to lifting, you'll want to start light, so a set with multiple weights, an adjustable kettlebell, or a single kettlebell under 15 pounds would be the best way to go.

    You will also want to consider what the kettlebell is coated with. Uncoated kettlebells will have the best grip, but they can also be hard on your hands and can even cause damage to your floors if you aren't careful. Coated kettlebells typically have an uncoated handle, which means that they won't be any easier on your hands, but they can help protect your floors. There are also plastic-covered kettlebells, which will be easiest on your hands, but they can also be a bit slippery, which can can lead to dropped kettlebells and injured toes, or could even cause serious damage if you're doing kettlebell swings and yours goes flying.

    How We Evaluated

    To find the best kettlebells on the market, we researched the most popular models available and looked at expert-tested reviews from trusted sources like Wirecutter and Men's Health. We then took into account price, durability, grip, and weight. Finally, we consulted more than 19,000 reviews, written by people who’ve bought these models on sites like Amazon and Walmart, to settle on these 10.

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    Best Basic
    Vinyl-Coated Kettlebell Weight Set
    Best Set
    Best Choice Products
    3-Piece Kettlebell Set
    Best Adjustable
    Adjustable Kettle Bell Weight Set
    Most Versatile
    SelectTech 840 Adjustable Kettlebell
    Best Grip
    Barbell Cast-Iron Competition Weight Kettlebell
    Best Dumbbell Converter
    Kettle Gryp
    The Original Kettle Gryp
    Best Coated
    Amazon Basics
    Vinyl-Coated Cast-Iron Kettlebell
    Easiest on Your Hands
    Strength Training Kettlebell
    Best Soft
    Soft Kettlebell
    Best Nonslip
    Vinyl-Coated Cast-Iron Kettlebell Weight
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