If you’ve seen an ad for Kettleworx, you may have wondered if a kettlebell program could get you results like those shown. This system is one that is capitalizing on the growing awareness of the effectiveness of a kettebell regimen, and they’ve done a remarkable job on packaging and marketing. But does this translate to a system that actually works?
Kettlebells have been a part of the body building world for some time, but most of mainstream America is just getting introduced to them. They are gaining in popularity by programs like Kettleworx, and also from fitness promoters and other placed like The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss.
They are basically like cannonballs with a handle on them, and the workouts you can find will have different muscle groups all involved at the same time, making it rather effective program in general.
Kettleworx promises that you’ll get three times the results in one third of the time. This is a very vague claim because they don’t tell you what you’re comparing it to. Three times the results compared to doing what? One third the time it takes you to do what? Upon further searching they say that you are required to do the routine 3 times per week for 20 minutes each time.
Doing some simple calculations this means they are comparing their system to another unnamed program that recommends working out for one hour three times per week or for 20 minutes 9 times a week. It’s nearly impossible to determine if the results are three times more impressive.
The hype comes in the form of the typical fatties you see at every exercise-based website stating that it was Kettleworx that got them to go from fat to fabulous. Of course there’s no way to tell if it was just this system that they used, and if they followed the instructions or did much more than is suggested. There’s just no way to tell, and the best way of dealing with this is to completely disregard their statements.
Kettleworx is listed at 89.95 plus shipping and handling. They want you to enter your information in order to get to the real costs of the program. This way they can continue to pester your email address if you don’t order once you find out how much it really costs. The $89.95 price is for the smallest-sized kettlebell, which if you’re a woman just starting out may be all the weight you need. Anyone else is going to have to pay more not just for the larger size, but also an increased shipping amount.
For men that are used to working out and want the 20lb system you’ll have to shell out an extra $30 for the extra weight, and another extra $15 for shipping for a whopping total of $154.90. When you consider that you can buy kettlebells on eBay for about $1 per pound and find thousands of kettlebell exercise videos on YouTube, this is an absurd price.
You can’t sit there and have it work for you, and no one else can lift the weights but you. This is enough to kill it for 90% of the people out there. There’s no getting around lifting a kettlebell repeatedly, making this one of the higher-commitment level programs on the market. Good luck taking them up on their money-back guarantee.
Kettleworx is a sleek and sharp looking system, and looks well produced. They have nicely coated kettlebells so you don’t have to feel that you’re working out with a cannonball. The videos that are included show you how to use a kettlebell properly, but this is not proprietary information.
Does Kettleworx Really Work?
Does Kettleworx get you 3X more results in 1/3rd the time like they claim? Maybe when compared to a really ineffective workout program. There’s no doubt that this system will help you get fit, or that a kettlebell workout is a great way to get the whole body involved. But like so many exercise programs on the market today, there is a lot of exaggerated claims in order to get you to buy.
If companies would just stick to how their program works without trying to put people in a feverish buying state there wouldn’t be much need to evaluate them. Almost all workout programs you see will work to some degree, but you should never expect them to work quite as well as they claim, and you should not start out thinking you’re going to go from fat to fabulous in a very short time period.
Nor should you. If you take a relaxed approach to the system, and bring an earnest desire to learn how to use kettlebells, and a strong commitment to do the exercises they recommend on the recommended days, you should see some results and enjoy the benefits of being more fit and healthy. No need to take it to extremes and then get disappointed when you either can’t stick with it or when you don’t get the overly expected results you were looking for.
Kettlebell training is not just the latest trend in the workout world, it actually works when you do it properly. It’s not for the uninitiated though, and if you’re new to fitness and weight lifting and working out, you may want to consider going with a different program that doesn’t involve kettlebells. If you’re a pretty avid exerciser and you’ve had your share of gym memberships that you’ve actually used, you might consider Kettleworx if you’ve got the extra cash.
If you don’t feel like spending that much money, or want to try it on the cheap you can buy a kettlebell from another source, and look at fitness videos on YouTube that will show you some basic and advanced kettlebell workouts. If you find that you like it and want to give the Kettleworx system a try, by all means go for it.
Official Website: Kettleworx