In order to keep your home gym at a lower cost than a gym membership, cheap kettlebells are a great option for strength training. While cardio work can be done with something as simple as a jump rope if you have the right jump rope workout, strength training usually requires a little bit more heavy equipment. Resistance band workouts are an option even cheaper than the kettlebell. However, for hard-core strength trainers, resistance bands do not provide enough of a challenge.
Kettlebells for a Home Gym
Cheap kettlebells fill both of the requirements for a successful home gym: they are cheap enough to purchase and they are hefty enough to provide a killer workout. Furthermore, kettlebells offer both a great strength workout and if the exercises are done in a certain manner, a good cardio workout at the same time. Cheap kettlebells can eliminate the need for large, expensive weight training equipment and they also take up less space than the machines used for strength training at the gym. The one drawback of kettlebells is that they can be pricey, depending on where you buy them. Fortunately, there are a few ways to find cheap kettlebells so as to avoid breaking the bank.
As kettlebells become a more and more popular home gym item, there are more and more people from whom you can purchase used kettlebells. Whether they've had enough of the kettlebell workouts or they like them so much that they are upgrading to the next heavier size of kettlebell, you can buy them much cheaper second-hand. Of course, the region where you live will have an impact on this. If you live in a metropolitan area there's probably a good chance of finding someone willing to sell them. Buying used kettlebells online means that they will probably no longer fall into the category of cheap kettlebells because the weight of them will make their shipping fee very high.
Try sites like Craigslist or Freecycle, as well as any local publications in your area where you might be able to find used and therefore cheap, kettlebells.
Cheap Kettlebells to Buy
If you don't want the hassle of finding secondhand kettlebells, there are some options where cheap kettlebells can be found. For example, at Dick's Sporting Goods, one line of their kettlebells are reasonably priced. This line is a bargain at $50 for the 35 pound kettlebell. Other, fancier, kettlebells are also sold at Dick's Sporting Goods, but this budget line is a good option for those considering price as part of the decision-making process. If you have a Dick's Sporting Goods in your area, you can buy them in person and avoid hefty shipping charges.
Kettlebells.com also offers pricier kettlebells with an expensive shipping cost. Yet, in comparison to some other strength training equipment, this store's kettlebells are still cheap compared to professional home gym equipment.
Regardless of where you end up finding some cheap kettlebells to purchase, make sure to use proper safety precautions when performing your kettlebell workouts. Kettlebells provide an amazing workout, but their weight can make them dangerous if used without proper care.