Yes and no – you can use dumbbells as a substitute for moves like squats, but the techniques we will be teaching for exercises like the deadlift and most overhead movements will work best with kettlebells.
This is because the way you grip and hold the kettlebell is different from the dumbbell, so the technique will change depending on the equipment. However, you can use dumbbells to supplement your weight options for certain exercises.
If possible, we would still recommend investing in two kettlebells. Click here to download our equipment guide for more info.