The Burden is the brainchild of Jocko Willink and Pete Roberts. Born during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as the nation experienced a shortage in functional fitness equipment, The Burden was designed in 48 hours as a versatile tool for fitness enthusiasts.
The Burden offers something a traditional cast-iron kettlebell does not, the ability to add weight in the form of sand, stones, lead-shot, steel-shot, and our favorite: Pennies. Featuring 100% Maine Oil-Tanned Full-Grain Leather and embedded wood handle, brass eyelets, and a woven lace to cinch shut with whatever media you choose to fill it with. The Burden is sewn with a heavy-duty braided cord used in safety harnesses and high-tensile tow straps. You will break before The Burden does.
The way The Burden is built, it takes more stabilizer muscles to tame in your workout. It lands softly on your forearm, chest, or shoulder, and over time will mold to your grip. The Burden may have just killed the kettlebell.
MEDIA and WEIGHTS
- Small River Rock - 10-12 lbs
- River Rock with Sand - 15-20 lbs
- Lead-Shot - 38-40 lbs
- Rocks and BB's - 15-20 lbs
- Steel-Shot - 25-35 lbs
- Pennies ($50 worth) - 32 lbs
[pennies are the true meaning of "Free-Weight" and our favorite to put in The Burden, don't tell The Federal Reserve]