Ader Kettlebell Review
by Court under Products
I recently bought four Ader kettlebells and thought I could tell you from experience what they are like. We also use Ader kettles at the gym where I work out so I can offer some expertise about how well they last. Here are some of my thoughts:
These guys really last well. They are made out of cast iron and are cast in a single piece of metal. This means that the handles aren’t welded on, they are part of the cast.
These suckers really take a beating without showing any wear. At the gym, we’re always dropping them, often from six feet in the air. They are of course landing on a rubber mat, but the mats aren’t that thick. The kettles are just really durable and if you buy some, you’ll instantly see that they are going to last forever. I really don’t think I’ll ever have to replace them. I AM on the other hand worried about them damaging the floor at the gym.
The handles are nice and wide, just like they should be. Most of the kettles I’ve seen at other gyms have really narrow handles. The problem with that is that you can’t do most kettlebell exercises properly with smaller handles. You definitely can’t do American or Russian swings as you need to have both hands securely on the handle to perform these movements properly.
The handles on these kettlebells are pretty slick. They aren’t overly slick, they are just how you would expect a piece of cast iron to feel if it didn’t have texture added to it. Some kettlebells of course have handles that provide a lot more grip – kind of like barbell grips. I prefer slick grips because I often do kettlebell workouts that have a lot of volume. If you do 20 kettlebell swings for five sets, you will definitely tear your hands if the grip has a barbell texture. I do this all the time, so I need no texture on the handle. The Ader kettles are perfect for this.
If I’m doing a workout with a heavy kettle (like a 70 pounder) I have to put a little chalk on my hands. This doesn’t bother me because, again, I don’t tear my hands. For me, keeping my hands from tearing is crucial to my fitness. Almost everyday I’m doing exercises that utilize my grip (pullups, bar lifting, kettlebells, etc.). Once I get sweaty, I definitely need the chalk. Then again, I probably use a lot more weight than most people.
Ader kettlebells are definitely on the expensive side. In my opinion, they are 100% worth the price. I am being honest when I say that I literally will never again buy kettlebells, at least at the weights I have. Right now I have kettles at 26,35, 53, and 70 pounds. I’m guessing I’ll get an 88 pounder at some point. Again, I don’t think I’ll EVER have to replace the ones I already have.
Interested In Buying?
I bought my kettles on Amazon. If you want to know more about that, you can read this: Where To Buy Kettlebells.
Want To Learn More About Working Out With Kettles?
Kettlebells can help you in a lot of ways. I wrote a lesson not too long ago on Kettlebell Swing Benefits. Check that out if you want to get started. I use kettles to help with a lot of different aspects of my fitness. They really help you to strengthen your core and are great for fat loss.
- Kettlebell Swing Benefits
- Iron Gym Pull Up Bar Review
- The 3 Best Kettlebell Exercises for Weight Loss
- Front Squats, Kettlebell Snatches, Box Jumps
- Where To Buy Kettlebells
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