APE Strong Training Kettlebells
An ancestral take on a modern training tool. Kettlebells are amazing for enhancing strength, power, cardio and functional movement.
We felt it was time to expand beyond the realm of nutrition and create APE Strong, a line of ancestrally inspired training equipment.
First up is the ‘Cattlebell’:
- Adjustable weight from 8-14KG or 14-20KG (arrives pre-filled to max capacity)
- You can take it anywhere: remove weight and pack flat. Refill with rocks, sand or anything you can get your hands on
- Soft material so no more bruised wrists or broken tile floors!
...And we think it looks pretty sick too ;)
U.K. only (1-3 business days). International sales coming soon, in the meantime, if you live outside of the UK, you can inquire about shipping by emailing us via the contact page.
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Leather with Wood Handle
Soft Material so no more bruised wrists or broken tile floors!
Four kettlebells in one: 8-14kg or 14-20kg
Take It Anywhere
Remove weight and pack flat. Refill with rocks, sand or anything you can get your hands on.
One Of A Kind
We know we're biased but, we think it looks pretty sick!
APE Strong Training Kettlebells
Expert designers and stitchers have crafted the leather into a classic kettlebell shape and added a wooden handle. Due to being made from leather, our kettlebells are much softer on the wrist as well as your kitchen floor so no more bruised forearms or cracked tiles.
The Cattlebell comes in two adjustable sizes, 8-14kg and 14-20kg. Both come filled with metal shot to their maximum capacity. To adjust the weight, you simply unlace the leather, open the zip bag within and pour out shot until the kettlebell reaches your desired weight.
This allows for more weight variability than standard kettlebells, which jump up in 2kg increments. It also effectively means you’re getting four kettlebells in one. Lastly, for easy and light transportation, you can empty all the shot out and flat pack your Cattlebell. Once you get where you're going you can re-fill with sand, pebbles or whatever you see fit.
If you do lose some of your shot, it’s available to buy on our website in 2kg bags (coming soon).
How to use
To adjust the weight, you simply unlace the leather, open the zip bag within and pour out shot until the kettlebell reaches your desired weight. Click here to watch a step by step video on how to change weight.
Please remember to store your shot safely so you can add it back in when it’s time to ramp the weight back up. Also the shot pellets are very small, so please be careful not to spill them when unloading or re-loading as you’ll need a dustpan and brush to collect them back up and they could be a chocking hazard for children.
Also, although our kettlebell is made from the strongest leather offcuts and reinforced on the inside, at the end of the day it is leather. Leather is a skin and can stretch slightly but we see this as a positive. The small adjustments in stimulus will require a higher level of skill to master and provide an ever evolving challenge to foster growth and development.
How does it swing?
Exactly like any other kettlebell (you just can't do bottoms up press).
How durable is it?
It's made from really strong leather off-cuts, we've reinforced the handle on the inside plus we've trained with ours pretty much every day for four month prior to launch and it's still the same as the day we got it (even after we threw it off a roof in the name of R&D).
What is in it / how do you adjust it?
It comes full to maximum capacity with metal shot. To make it lighter / heavier you unlace the top, open the inner bag and poor shot out / in. If you want to take it on holiday with you, you can de-load all of the shot, flat pack it and re-fill with sand / pebbles when you get where you're going. Click here to watch a video showing you step by step how to change weight.