It’s no surprise kettlebell training is on the rise. There’s a good reason: Everyone can benefit from kettlebell exercises. The kettlebell is an extremely versatile piece of exercise equipment that can be used for Olympic-style training, strength training, HIIT and mobility. Kettlebells are a great tool for strength training. Yes, for many exercises they're totally interchangeable for dumbbells or other weights. But for some weighted moves, especially ones that require an explosive movement, kettlebells reign supreme. Why? The way they're shaped makes them much easier to swing around. You can also hold them by the handle or the bell (the round part of the weight), which allows you to get a different range of motion depending on the kettlebell exercise you're doing. Kettlebells have a unique shape that lets you blast your body in ways dumbbells can’t. You can pull, push, twist and swing them to get leaner, stronger and more powerful. Plus, they’re easier on your wrists than dumbbells.