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Kettlebell vs barbell vs dumbbell: the WINNER is...

Kettlebell vs barbell vs dumbbell: The WINNER is…

Matching your equipment to your goals is a theme with me – I love trying to optimise my training (and trying out new kit!) In this showdown we look at kettlebells, barbells AND dumbbells to work out which is best for YOUR training needs. At a glance… Barbells are better than dumbbells or kettlebells for strength training Kettlebells are best for aerobically focused dynamic training Dumbbells are a great jack of all trades and are great for bodybuilding! If I could only use ONE it would be a BARBELL as I enjoy strength training the most! Kettlebells are the least …

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Kettlebell press vs barbell press: Your ULTIMATE guide

Kettlebell press vs barbell press: Your ULTIMATE guide

Pressing a heavy weight over your head is pretty much the pinnacle of strength. Nothing demonstrates strength like a huge overhead press. How does it feel? I’ll let you know when I get there… 😉 When planning your training block a common question is whether kettlebell pressing is better than barbell pressing? There are certainly benefits to both. Here’s what I think. At a glance… If I had to choose between kettlebell press vs barbell press I would likely pick BARBELL as it suits my strength-focused routine MORE Kettlebell presses are suited to circuit training and aerobic-focused trainees as they …

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Kettlebell deadlift vs barbell: ONE winner!

Kettlebell deadlift vs barbell: ONE winner!

Kettlebell deadlifts are less taxing on your lower back than barbell deadlifts. This is because the form used is subtly different and the weight lifted is typically much lower. The real question though is whether the kettlebell deadlift variation is actually USEFUL… You bet it is, for some of us. Here’s what you need to know. At a glance… Choosing between kettlebell or barbell deadlifts is a personal decision based on training goals Kettlebell deadlifts are better for aerobic, GPP or power based goals Barbell deadlifts are superior for strength based training programs Using a kettlebell changes the form of …

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Kettlebell vs Dumbbell for weight loss

Kettlebell vs dumbbell for weight loss: my WINNER is…

I spent around a YEAR in a controlled calorie deficit cutting my body fat down, chasing the ‘aesthetic’ look. Over such a prolonged cut I tried all sorts of diet tips and tricks – and plenty of training ones too! One of the recurring queries I get is around whether kettlebells or dumbbells are better for weight loss. Here’s my hot take on it. At a glance… Kettlebells are better suited for weight loss goals as they can be used in a number of more aerobic exercises Training alone (kettlebells or dumbbells) will NOT be enough to overturn a poor …

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Ironmaster Kettlebell Review

My Ironmaster Kettlebell review: After 3+ YEARS!

I bought the Ironmaster Quick-Lock Adjustable Kettlebell Handle in March 2018 and have been using it in my garage gym every since. It’s not my favourite piece of equipment and I do think of it as a luxury, but one I enjoy having access to none the less. I’ve written a blog post on the Ironmaster quick-lock dumbbells previously, so I thought I’d take a critical look at the kettlebell handle as well. At a glance… The Ironmaster Kettlebell is the best adjustable option on the market How useful a kettlebell is to you will depend on your unique training goals and style …

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