So I had read a bunch of kettlebell reviews out there before I finally decided which bells I wanted to purchase for my own home gym. For me, it came down to a few options that I really had to choose from but the fact is, I kept hearing about one brand. For me, that was Onnit. Now it’s probably because I am such an MMA fan and listen to Joe Rogan regularly, so I am exposed to Onnit and their CEO an awful lot, but knowing how much of a benefit there was to kettlebell training, and being exposed to the fact that Onnit takes extreme pride in the quality of their products, I knew I could trust them when it came time to buy kettlebells for the home gym I was working on. Not to mention the fact that the Primal kettlebells look absolutely badass when compared to anything else out there! So here is my Onnit Kettlebells review.
My Onnit Kettlebells Review
So, like I said, the thing that I liked most about Onnit was the fact that there were a lot of people I follow that use them and raved about how great they were. I typically don’t get swayed by celebrity endorsements (unless we’re counting Willem Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe for Snickers), but when my favorite Mixed Martial Arts athletes and personalities keep talking about using Onnit Kettlebells, and those are the only ones I constantly hear about, I get swayed a little bit. Couple that with the Primal Kettlebells from Onnit, and I was sold. When they first came out with some of the most unique kettlebells I had ever seen I was skeptical. But when I saw the amount of precision that goes into making each weight, I knew that not only were they some badass looking kettlebells, but they were also extremely high quality.
The primal kettlebells are made out of chip-resistant iron and are precisely balanced to ensure safety and quality. They have enlarged handles that provide extra grip strength and come in 5 different sizes and faces. The Bigfoot kettlebell is the monster, appropriately enough, weighing in at 90 lbs. Next heaviest is the Gorilla kettlebell which is no slouch at 72 lbs. The Orangutan kettlebell weighs in at a hefty 54 lbs. Then there is the Chimp kettlebell that is 1 pood, or 36 lbs. The little guy on the block is the Howler kettlebell, which is a ½ pood, or 18 lbs.
Onnit also has a line of Zombie kettlebells that come in 4 different sizes and faces, just variations of ridiculously realistic looking zombies. There is a line of Legend kettlebells that come in 3 different sizes and faces. The 27 lb Harpy (which I have), the 44 lb Cyclops kettlebell, and the 62 lb Werewolf kettlebell.
Onnit also just released their Star Wars kettlebells, which look freaking amazing! They include a Darth Vader kettlebell (70 lbs), a Storm Trooper kettlebell (60 lbs), and a Boba Fett kettlebell (50 lbs), which will be my next purchase.
On top of the awesome kettlebells with faces, Onnit has their own line of regular bells that are amazing for anyone that doesn’t need to add a little flavor to their workouts. All of the Onnit kettlebells are made from the chip resistant iron and are smooth enough to workout with and not worry about damaging your hands. According to Onnit’s website there is “clearance from the handles to the bells allow for optimal bone stacking in snatch and press lifts and the obtuse shape of the handle is perfect for work gripping the horns.”
Look, at the end of the day, you want something that is quality and that you can trust will be around for the long haul when you are buying fitness equipment. It just doesn’t get much more high-quality than Onnit. The lengths they go to with everything they offer is second to none. Everything from supplements right on to their line of kettlebells and functional fitness equipment. Whether you are looking for the perfect kettlebells for beginners or you are a seasoned vet at tossing around a bell, and want to put a little personality into your workout, Onnit kettlebells are one of the best options available.
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