I first picked up a kettlebell around 2007 or 2008, somewhere in there, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school I was attended had one. I messed around with it a little I knew what it was but beyond that very little. Then around 2010 I was working at a Gold’s Gym and these two balls of iron showed up. These were foreign objects from space to nearly everyone else in the gym. Today, in 2017 kettlebells are everywhere and very few in the world of fitness are unfamiliar although I still hear the occasional “kettleball” nonsense every now and then. So how is it in less than a decade this tool has risen to such prominence?