KettleShell: Not just for kettlebell swings!

Check out this email we received from one of our customers:

“I am loving the KettleShells…..they are PERFECT for core/gluteal neuromuscular connections with deadlifts.  I am using them to keep my coordination patterns perfect for my bimonthly barbell deadlifting sessions.  I exclusively use it now for my adult populations!” -Steve Musacchio, CSCS, CSPC and Director of Strength & Conditioning at Episcopal Academy.

The KettleShell Introduced to Cressey Sports Performance!

cressey(KettleShell CEO Tim Reynolds with Eric Cressey, President & Co-Founder of CSP)

KettleShell CEO Tim Reynolds recently attended the 3rd Annual Fall Seminar at Cressey Sports Performance, and had the honor of introducing the KettleShell to strength & conditioning expert Eric Cressey. This is an awesome opportunity for KettleShell, and we hope to head back to Cressey Sports Performance’s amazing facility in the near future. Check out their website at http://www.cresseyperformance.com/.

KettleShell Teams up with Type A Athletics!

typeAWe are excited to announce that we will be teaming up with Type A Athletics, a new fitness company focused on developing a positive and energetic mindset towards fitness goals using effective mental and physical training methods. The company will be offering a variety of different workouts designed to be used with the KettleShell (programs include the following: Primer, Max Explosiveness, Rotational Strength, Fat Burner, and Low Back Protector).

TypeAat(Type A Athletics Founder/Head Trainer Ben Mendelson using the KettleShell)

Ben Mendelson, B.S., CSCS is the founder and head trainer for Type A Athletics. has worked with athletes from middle/high school to NCAA DIII, DII, DI. His specialties are in speed/agility training, explosive power training, and mental strength training. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Ithaca College and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Be sure to check out their website at http://www.typeaathletics.com/.

KettleShell Undergoes Strength Testing

The KettleShell recently went through a series of strength tests, and here are some of the findings that we found:

  • Our current design best accommodates dumbbells up to 50 pounds in weight when performing KettleShell swings. While our product can be used with heavier dumbbells, we do not recommend exceeding this weight limit (to prevent excessive wear and tear to the product). We are currently designing a “heavier duty” KettleShell that will accommodate heavier and larger dumbbells, so stay tuned!
  • When using the KettleShell for lifts such as Farmer’s Walks and deadlifts, our product was able to lift well over 500 pounds. That being said, we recommend that users do not exceed 325 pounds (once again to prevent excessive wear and tear to the product).
  • As with any piece of exercise equipment, we strongly recommend that you do not drop the KettleShell after use. This ensures that the shell/handle are not damaged, but also that the locking mechanism works properly.

Based on these findings we will continue to research and develop our product, and look forward to creating new innovative products for our customers!