Know Your Fitness Level Before Beginning

As with any fitness regime, be certain before you begin that you are physically capable of safely engaging in exercise activity and thoroughly understand your fitness level. Seek out a certified personal trainer or ask your physician to provide fitness testing. You may fitness test yourself at home, but it is wise to have a professional conduct the tests for you.

Start Out With A Reasonable Weight

For physically fit women just beginning a kettlebell circuit routine, The American Council on Exercise recommends a starting weight of 8-15 pounds. For men, 15-25 pounds is a good starting place. Remember that a kettlebell circuit is demanding, so start slowly and build up to a higher weight as your fitness level progresses.