I know everyone is all excited about the new Onnit Zombie Bells, and I am too. I say “bells” plural because there is more than one. Aubrey Marcus said on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast that there will actually be four Zombie Bells kettlebells in various sizes. So, it looks like this will be an ongoing thing for Onnit: kettlebells in four different varieties each with a different look. (Update 10/28/13: Zombie Bells now available!)
The first of these stylized kettlebells was of course the series of Primal Bells. Three were first released; the chimp, the ape, and then the orangutan, and yesterday the fourth in the series was released. This one is called The Howler!
The Howler is the smallest of the Primal Bells, weighing just a half pood, or 18 lbs. in terms we can all understand. This one looks like a screaming chimp with his fangs exposed. While it’s the smallest of the Primal Bells, it’s definitely the most menacing looking!
Like all the Primal Bells, The Howler is crafted from chip-resistant iron that will stand up to regular wear and tear and rusting as well. You can use this like a savage and keep it on display in the meantime. It’s a work of art that’s perfectly balanced, meaning you can use it like a traditional kettlebell and it won’t feel any different. It just looks infinitely more badass than a cannonball with a handle attached to it.
Check out the whole line of Primal Bells at Onnit, and if you haven’t bought any yet, you can buy all four in a bundle at a significant savings. You can save 15% total when you purchase all at once! But make sure you save up a bit of money for the Zombie Bells which are now available, just in time for Halloween!.
Check out this 360 degree view of the new Howler:
A month or two ago Onnit dropped the first in its trilogy of Primal Bells, the one pood chimp kettlebell. What is a pood exactly? One pood is the equivalent of 36.11 lbs. Why measure a kettlebell in an obscure measurement of weight? Well, the origins of kettlebells can be traced back to Russia, where a pood is a unit of measure that’s in use in that part of the world.
The first of Onnit’s Primal Bells features the face of an angry chimp. As Joe Rogan says, he looks like he’s ready to bite your dick off. Growing out from the side of his head between his ears is the handle you use to swing and lift the kettlebell. One might think that because this Primal Bell is crafted in the shape of a primate’s face rather than a perfectly round, symmetrical ball that the weight wouldn’t be distributed evenly, which is something you would notice when working out, but I can say that this isn’t the case. The chimp kettlebell is perfectly balanced, so when you’re blasting through a kettlebell workout, you won’t even notice the difference between a traditional kettlebell compared to a Primal Bell.
In terms of construction, this is a solidly built piece of equipment. It’s crafted from the same high quality chip and rust resistant coated iron as Onnit’s regular kettlebells, but it’s infinitely more badass. What’s different from regular kettlebells aside from the chimp face is the thicker handle, which will work towards improving your grip strength even more compared to a conventional kettlebell.
So can I recommend that you buy the chimp Primal Bell over a regular kettlebell? If you’re in the market for a kettlebell between 30 and 40 lbs., then I can absolutely recommend it. The face and thicker handle alone justify the slightly higher price tag compared to a plain ol’ cannonball with a handle sticking out of it. You’ll get just as good of a work out, boost your grip strength, and you can display them in your house when they’re not in use. Pick up a couple of chimp Primal Bells, the new Keith Weber Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout 2: Exceed Your Limits DVD and prepare to have your dick kicked in the dirt.
I normally don’t dedicate an entire blog post to a product unless I’m reviewing it, but these new Onnit Primal Bells were too cool to not share with you all! Joe Rogan’s influence is all over these, without a doubt. These are kettlebells, but instead of the traditional plain cannonball shape, it’s an angry monkey head! From what I gather, the chimp head was hand-sculpted, scanned into 3D, and then a mold was created to manufacture these primate kettlebells. They’re made from the same iron as the original Onnit kettlebells, so that means they’re chip and rust resistant as well. What’s different about the Primal Bells is that they feature an enlarged (thicker) handle for those savages who are looking to increase grip strength even more compared to an ordinary kettlebell. It comes in one size only: one pood, which is the equivalent of 36 lbs. I’ve never heard of a pood before, but there you go.
Primal Bells are available for a limited time only and can only be ordered via the Onnit website only! No, you won’t be able to find these anywhere else.
Check out a 360° view of the Primal Bells after the jump!
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