The History of the Kettlebell
Discoveries have been made that show evidence of Kettlebell presence in Ancient Greece and it’s said they made their way to Russia in the 1700s.
The Kettlebell (girya) as we know it today was nothing like in the olden days, in fact, the Kettlebell was not invented for exercise, but rather as a weight to use for weighing crops, grains and other goods in the 1700s. Over the many years the Kettlebell has evolved drastically and is now only used as an exercise tool.
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There is all this arguing about who did what and so on, from my perspective, the greeks had something, who knows what it was, the Russian Strongmen helped the initial push of Kettlebells, Alan Calvert put a handle on what looks more like the modern Kettlebell we see today, Pavel brought the Kettlebell to the US and Valery brought the sport, the World Kettlebell Community is here to bring everyone together, end of story, now let’s swing some bells!
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