Are Kettlebells Better Than Dumbbells?

Emily Friedel

I don’t train with anything other than kettlebells and I get this question a lot: how are kettlebells different to dumbbells?  And this is usually followed by: are kettlebells better than dumbbells?

I’ll start by answering the second question.

There are many, many fitness tools out there, some more effective than others and most have their place (except perhaps the Ab-Doer).  The question "are kettlebells better than dumbbells?" is best answered with a question: "what do you want to get out of your training?"