(If the kettlebell isn't heavy enough, you may swing too hard, which could cause you to lose control of it.) * Add some padding Wear terry cloth wristbands (from $3; at sporting goods stores) to protect yourself from the inevitable bumps you'll encounter as you get used to handling the bells. * Lift with your legs Kettlebells are heavier than they look. Lower into a squat as you swing the weight between your legs [B] and repeat; switch hands halfway through the set. 2 THE GET-UP Works shoulders, abs, legs, butt, and back Lie faceup with right knee bent, foot flat on ground, and left leg straight and hold a kettlebell in right hand.