How to Make the World’s Cheapest DIY Homemade Kettlebell

Russian kettlebell training is renowned for its ability to provide a full-body workout through exercises that engage multiple muscles rather than targeting one at a time. In a world of debilitating time constraints, kettlebells are a high-efficiency weight training method that can produce quick results without spending endless hours at the gym.

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So where can you buy a cheap kettlebell? Well, some of the more intrepid of the fitness generation have been making their own, hacking them together with inexpensive parts from hardware stores, or items around the house already.

Materials for the world’s cheapest DIY kettlebell

(Because you want a kettlebell as cheap as you)

Alright, here are the materials needed to make your own kettlebell:

  1. Gas can
  2. Water

Ready for step two? Don’t worry, it’s been pretty challenging so far. Okay, here we go:

How to make a kettlebell

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  1. Fill gas can with water.
  2. Close.

And you’re done. Huzzah!

It’s actually pretty surprising that this method seems relatively unknown, given the popularity of kettlebells, and the number of blogs out there describing how to make your own kettlebell in a series of intermediately-complicated DIY steps. The options range from filling empty basketballs with sand or cement, to attaching handles to bowling balls, to buying weight discs and piping to construct a handle. It’s all fairly labor-intensive, and not particularly cheap, either. And you can get a gas can for about $10.

You can find something even cheaper if you can manage to find a properly-shaped large plastic bottle. Certain drink brands make handled bottles that can work fairly well, and will allow you to make your own kettlebell practically for free. Besides, flexible plastic bottles like these will do a lot less damage if you drop it on your puppy.

Since it’s not so hard to find where to buy kettlebells online, and they’re not particularly expensive either, maybe it’s just the sense of satisfaction from settling in for a weekend construction project that spurs the more complex DIY kettlebells. Homemade projects can be pretty fun, so maybe everyone’s happy.

Things to know about your homemade kettlebell

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So if this method is for you, there are a few pointers you’ll need to remember: Firstly, make sure it’s fairly small. Two gallons should be just fine, especially since you don’t want it hitting the ground or your legs as you swing it around all over the place. Plus, make sure the spout can be removed so you can actually fill it up.

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