How To Convert Dumbbell To Kettlebell

Nowadays, life moves so fast that finding time for a good workout can be a challenge. Having the ability to convert existing fitness equipment into functional equipment is important. Right now, money might be tight and you can’t afford to buy a lot of new equipment.

If you already own dumbbells, you can use this opportunity to temporarily convert the dumbbells you own into kettlebells. Not only will this product save you time and money, but it will also save you space. You’ll likely never need to carry any weight again with one of these products. Pack it for business trips, vacations, or just to the gym. Furthermore, no additional fitness equipment is required.

Below are different products that are similar in that they all convert dumbbells into kettlebells.

Kettle Gryp

Kettle Gryp with dumbbell

The first product to be introduced is The Kettle Gryp.  With this product, you may never need to lug any weights around again. With the grip used to assist in holding a dumbbell.  There is no more need to purchase extra pieces of fitness equipment. The grip is great for a home gym or at the gym when there are no original kettlebells available. With the ability to take it where ever you travel, this is made possible because of the grip’s size and weight. 

Product Detail

  • Kettle Grip weighs 1 lbs (0.5 kg).
  • Easily grips dumbbells that are up to 50 lbs, (22 kg) instantly converting them into a kettlebell.
  • Made with ABS
  • Made in the USA

Pros: 

  • Portable so you can take it anywhere with you
  • Inexpensive 
  • Grip is easy to hold
  • Placing a dumbbells is fast and easy.

Cons:

  • Dumbbells that have a coating on them don’t fit
  • Weight feel slightly heavier
  • Only holds up 50 lbs
Kettle Gryp

JUST4U Adjustable Kettlebell

JUST4U Kettlebell handle with dumbbells

Next up is the JUST4U Adjustable Kettlebell this is ideal for people who already exercise with dumbbells or hand weights but want the lifting flexibility that a kettlebell provides. When your hands are wet during a workout, the wide rubber-coded handle makes it easier to hold the handle and feel it secure. Durable interior foam that creates a secure grip on most fixed weight dumbbells. The weights are secure and do not slip once they are in the grip.   

Product Detail

  • The JUST4U Gripr has a weight range of 1″-1.3″ (2.5 – 3.3 cm)and holds 100 lbs (45 kg) in dumbbell weight.
  • The harness weighs 1.3 lbs (0.5 kg) can hold most dumbbells up to 100 lbs (45 kg).
  • The kettle grip will work with most dumbbells with a handle diameter of 1″-1.3″ (2.5 cm – 3.3 cm) that are at least 4.5″ (11.4 cm) in length.
  • Made with ABS
How to place dumbbells into the JUST4U handle

Pros: 

  • Great for light travel
  • Inexpensive 
  • Maximum weight capacity of 100 lbs (45 kg)

Cons:

  • Dumbbells that have a coating neoprene-wrapped dumbbell on will not fit.
  • The location of the clip that holds the dumbbell in places.

Yes4All Kettlebell Grip

Yes4All Kettlebell Grip X2

Then for those who only have the dumbbells that are coated with neoprene. The Yes4All Grip can convert those type of dumbbells into kettlebells. Perform kettlebell exercises every day, which will give you a firm and toned body. The Yes4All Grip secures 2 of the neoprene covered dumbbells in the rubber slots. Then snaps the clip into place to fully secure both dumbbells. Buying kettlebells and dumbbells to do workouts is no longer necessary. Within seconds you will be ready to workout! Being able to take it where you go allows you to train anywhere.

Product Detail

  • Kettle Grips are the only neoprene-wrapped dumbbell grips on the market with custom designed parts for dumbbells. 
  • The two holders in the handgrip provide support for two dumbbells of Neoprene with handle diameters of 1.3″ (3.3 cm) to 1.7″ (4.3 cm) at a time.
  • A compact and lightweight dumbbell holder made of neoprene, the kettle grip for dumbbells can hold weights as high as 20 lbs (9 kg) per spot.
How to place neoprene coved dumbbell into a Yes4All Kettlebell Grip

Pros: 

  • Great for light travel
  • Inexpensive 
  • Great for neoprene-wrapped dumbbell

Cons:

  • Can only use neoprene-wrapped dumbbell
  • Maximum weight capacity of 20 lbs (9 kg)
  • Handle tends to be a little slippery when wet.

Introduction to Kettlebells

Introduction to Kettlebells: A Minimalist’s Guide to Blasting Fat and Boosting Muscle

Want to learn how to use the kettlebell before investing time and money in to any kind of kettlebell. Then this book by Pat Flynn called Introduction to Kettlebells: A Minimalist’s Guide to Blasting Fat and Boosting Muscle would be a great place to start. Pat Flynn has podcast (no link to the podcast), a website ChroniclesOfStrength.com, he also has a YouTube channel called Pat Flynn.

A little on Pat Flynn’s background he is a won literary awards for five books he has written and a total of 8 books.

Here are a few of his books:

With the assistance of the leading fitness brands in the industry today, and has continued to do so as well in other fields. Pat is pursuing a master’s degree in systematic philosophy at Holy Apostles College. One of this things that he likes to do on his free time is to recording music.

Product Detail

  • All exercises are described in a clear and concise manner as well as shown with a series of photos demonstrating what to do to complete them in a safe and effective way.
  • You can use this program, only for an introductory session or as a standalone program for a period of up to six weeks.
  • Kettlebell exercises: Snatch, goblet squat, goblet squat, kettlebell swing, military press, Turkish get up, and clean.
How to place dumbbells into the JUST4U handle

Pros: 

  • On Kindle
  • 30 pages
  • Inexpensive 
  • Step by step with pictures.

Cons:

  • Would like to see more books by Pat Flynn.
  • Some of the info seems to be a little out dated.

Final Thoughts

The Yes4All Kettlebell Grip and Kettle Gryp seem to be a lot safer then the JUST4U Adjustable Kettlebell. I would not suggest using a dumbbell more then 50 lbs (22 kg) even though the product description states that the maximum weight capacity is 100 lbs (45 kg). Whereas for the Yes4All and Kettle Gryp they both have a very low capacity for weight. The way the handle is designed makes me feel safer in using the them.

In the end the Kettle Gryp was a better fit for me because I do not have access to any neoprene-wrapped dumbbells at my gym. The handle is easier to grip because of the bumpy surface even when my hands are sweaty.

With Pat Flynn book the Introduction to Kettlebells you can start your physical transformation. Just being able to get started on Pat Flynn kettlebell routine will teach you how to perform the kettlebell exercise in the proper way. So, that you will allow to pick and chose the exercise that you want to perform each of your workout sessions. I find Pat Flynn book Fast Diets For Dummies to benefit me in a lot of ways. I highly recommend check it as well.

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