There are some specific features to keep in mind if you are looking to train with a competition kettle-bell.  “Pro Grade”, “Competition”, or “Sport” kettlebells are made to certain proportions. Rather than cast iron they are made of steel. Regardless of the size of the bell they will have the same dimensions. For example: if you use a 40 kg or a 8 kg bell it will always seat in your hand and rest on your arm in the same place. Because of this construction the bell will rest upon your arm the same way and each time will keep your technique consistent. Standard bells as they get bigger and heavier will also have different sized handles. Why do this?

In order to prevent slipping and minimize fatigue the competition bells are a bit slimmer and will allow a good grip for higher repetitions.


  • 100% steel construction
  • Regulation handle diameter.
  • Noncoated and bare steel handles ready for use with chalk.
  • No burrs, welds or casting defects-great for grabbing.
  • Precise weight.
  • Meets American Kettlebell Alliance (AKA), International Union of Kettlebell Lifting (IUKL), International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF) and Girevoy Sport Union (GSU) competition standards
  • Excellent for high repetition kettlebell lifting due to precision construction.
  • Size remains the same regardless of weight

By Marty Farrell

Marty Farrell stands 5’11” tall and weighs just 156 lbs but he is our country’s top kettlebell lifter. To gain the title meant hoisting two 70-pound kettlebells over his head in a test of strength and endurance as many times as he could without stopping in a 10-minute window. Marty did this 88 times. Marty has taught and certified hundreds of people and is one the most respected Kettlebell Sport lifters in America. Marty Farrell (1)Apart from being the first American Male to achieve the Rank of Master of Sport (MS) in Kettlebell Sport with the World Kettlebell Club (WKC). Marty has also been trained by two of the World’s Leading Kettlebell Sport Organizations and has even traveled internationally to learn from top Kettlebell Sport Coaches. Marty is also an active International Kettlebell Sport Athlete with many years of experience both on and off the platform. Marty has also worked with the Navy Seal Combative Instructor’s and many more organizations. He serves to help others build up their mental fortitude, get fit and through following some of his training advice gain a strong survival attitude. Kettlebell Lifter is the First US Master of Sport in all kettlebell events (Biathlon and Long Cycle) and currently holds best Coefficient in Biathlon in 24 kg and 32kg in North America.

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