Who is The 35LB Kettlebell For?

Who is The 35LB Kettlebell For?

The 35 LB (16kg) kettlebell is one of the most common kettlebells you will see in the kettlebell community. Even for those who use heavier kettlebells, the 35 LB kettlebell is a great and reliable for warm ups, cardio workouts or lighter workout days. Many experts recommend the 35 Lb kettlebell as a starting weight for those with lifting backgrounds in order to master form. Make sure to work with an expert to assess which weight you should start with. From swings, to presses, to curls, the 35 LB kettlebell is a great weight for a variety of exercises, and this versatility gives the it value and a place in everybody’s home gym setup.

Kettlebell Kings offers two version of the 35 LB kettlebell, the competition kettlebell and powder coat kettlebell. When picking which one is right for you, consider the following factors.


This kettlebell differs from any competition style kettlebell we carry mainly in that the dimensions of each kettlebell will differ based on the weight chosen. Additionally, made of iron and powder coated compared to competition kettlebells which are made of steel and painted with matte paint. The KG model we carry differs from the Powder Coat LB model above we carry mainly in (1) different weight increments (2) dimensions and (3) the LB model having a grittier finish compared to this model. Some of the features of our powder coat kettlebells include…


SMOOTH FINISH- Pay close attention to the finish when comparing to images of others, specifically how rough the finish looks and if there is the appearance of a seam. Casting a kettlebell leaves a seam or sharp rise across the middle of the underside of the handle. This seam needs to be filed down before the kettlebell is finished. Some companies do not remove this sharp seam and this can carve up your hand. Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebells have a smoother finish because our casting process creates a smoother surface and imperfections are moved before applying the powder coat. Having a smooth finish protects your hands, wrists and forearms.

DESIGNED- With longer surface area on top to grip during high repetition kettlebell swings, Other kettlebells are more round at the top and do not fit both hands for kettlebell swings.


Competition kettlebells are made of steel and are all the same size regardless of weight for an ideal training experience at all times. Our competition kettlebells have either 35mm or 33mm handles. The bells are designed for high repetition exercises. If you have used barbells, think about when you train with plates that are all the same size regardless of weight so your form is always the same during Olympic lifts. Competition Kettlebells are the same premise in kettlebell form. A 35 LB competition kettlebell is a great place to start for anybody looking to get started in kettlebell sport!

Whatever style of kettlebell you choose, the 35 LB kettlebell is a valuable addition to anybody’s home gym or kettlebell collection.

If you are looking for more ways to use your 35 LB kettlebell, check out our workouts, programs, and memberships here: https://www.living.fit/kettlebell-workout-plans-and-memberships?


What type of kettlebell should I use?
It’s really about preference. Competition bells are more durable because they are steel and the balance is different because it is in the top part of the bells. Here is a helpful guide: https://www.kettlebellkings.com/choosing-the-right-kettlebell

What size kettlebell should I use?
Here is a good guide on how to choose the right kettlebell weight regardless of your experience, age, gender, or fitness level: https://www.kettlebellkings.com/what-size-kettlebell-should-i-buy

When should I increase my training weight?

We get asked frequently when one should consider increasing the weight of the kettlebell they use, the answer is it depends! Here is a link to a helpful guide: https://www.kettlebellkings.com/blog/when-to-increase-your-kettlebell-training-weight/

Where can I find FREE Kettlebell Kings workouts?

There are several places you can find free Kettlebell Kings content and workouts. Check out the links below!
Free Workouts: https://www.living.fit/4-workouts
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUSG_wrOEgus5op7ESXEkQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kettlebellkings/

For full version of these workouts and FULL ACCESS to all of our programs, certification, and exclusive content, check out our memberships here: https://www.living.fit/kettlebell-workout-plans-and-memberships

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