Kettlebells are one of the most dynamic pieces of gym equipment that you can have in your home gym.
“Kettlebells are exciting and versatile, especially in flows, chains of explosive exercises done in succession,” says trainer Eric Leija, creator of Men’s Health’s Kettlehell workout program. “I can do anything I want to do with kettlebells that I’d do with dumbbells. But kettlebells are way more fun.”
They can be used in an infinite amount of ways thanks to their design.
The shape of the kettlebell make them an even better option for single-arm, multi-joint movements like cleans and snatches,” Brett Williams, NASM-CPT certified trainer told Men’s Health. “When the need arises, you can also grab onto a kettlebell’s handles, or even the two bars connecting the weight to the handles, sometimes called the ‘horns,’ with both hands. That type of grip allows for challenging curls, presses, and more.” (Looking for a killer kettlebell workout? Try this 31-day kettlebell workout from kettlebell expert Marcus Martinez, C.S.C.S. that uses compound exercises to challenge your whole body.)
Whether you prefer adjustable kettlebells or single-weight kettlebells, they’re an essential to add to your home gym setup. Here are 15 of the best kettlebells for your home gym.
Want even more to do with just a kettlebell? Try out these 15 KB-centric routines, with one-off moves all the way up to full-on workouts. That not enough? Check out our new Men’s Health Kettlehell program from flowmaster Eric Leija (a.k.a. Primal Swoledier).
The full body program uses 20 minute metabolic circuits to radically transform your physique.
Then, grab one of the options below and start training today.
JaxJox KettlebellConnect 2.0
The JAXJOX KettlebellConnect 2.0 brings smarts to the workout world. It is a six-in-one digital adjustable kettlebell that ranges from 12 to 42 pounds with the touch of a button thanks to its unique bullet stacking weight system features a rotating weight-selection core. It also has real-time performance tracking and reporting that you can sync to the JAXJOX App to track reps, volume, sets, average power, and workout duration.
Kettlebell Kings Adjustable Competition Style Kettlebell
This Kettlebell Kings competition-style kettlebell can be adjusted from 12 to 32 kilograms (about 26 to 70 pounds). It has a 12KG shell made of steel, and inside it has seven cast iron plates weighing 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4 and 4 KG. It can easily be adjusted with tools that come with the kettlebell and guarantees no shaking or rattling of plates.
Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell
The Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell has an ergonomic handle that adjusts from 8 to 40 pounds (in increments of 8, 12, 20, 25, 35, and 40 pounds) that is easily adjusted with its weight selection dial. With purchase, you also get access to 24 trainer-led exercises and technique videos.
XD™ Kevlar® Kettlebell
This kettlebell combines an innovative design with being able to train quieter and easier in your home. Its fabric design and steel sand gives durability, while still protecting people from injury.
Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell
Kettlebells can bang up your arms and wrists until you figure out what you’re doing. These vinyl-coated cast-iron weights offer a tiny bit of buffer for your skin and floors, and the shocking blue color admittedly will look rad in a dullsville gray basement gym.
AGM Group Elite Kettlebell
This kettlebell is perfect if you’re looking to get an individual workout. Unlike the traditional cast iron kettlebell, this one uses a pliable material, making it easier and more comfortable to use during your fitness routine.