Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising

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2008/11/11 20:06:10 (permalink)

Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising

Hi, I recently got myself a Kettlebell and in the short space of time of using it have developed blisters on my hands.  Mainly from doing cleans, can anyone give me any tips on how to stop this? Also from the cleans im getting bruising on the forearm, im guessing this is down to technique?

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    Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising 2008/11/11 21:26:20 (permalink)
    When you recive the KB go 'with' the KB i.e. don't launch it too far up and squat down a little as it comes over the top. What weight is it, sounds like it might even be a bit light; the problem usually occurs when the KB goes too far up as it were.

    People usually get the bruising from snatches, if you;re having trouble here as well remember to punch through at the top of the snatch.

    as for blisters this will improve but you can think about using some talc powder. What type do you have? Rubber or finished metal?


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    Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising 2008/11/11 21:58:56 (permalink)
    Cheers ill try and go with it when im next using it (tomorrow or thurs).  Its a 16kg Golds (Hammerite finish on the handle) im only starting off on weights and had been just using 10kg dumbells prior. 

    Could it be worth giving it a material handle that was loose enough that it could rotate but that would grip if squeezed tight enough?
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    Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising 2008/11/13 09:56:22 (permalink)
    You could do but talc seems to work better with those that I train however either way work on how and when you're gripping the KB. 

    The hammerite ones can be a bit of a pain but are usually much better than the plastic finish ones. I use mat finish metal ones.

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    Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising 2008/11/13 09:56:56 (permalink)
    How do you spell 'mat'? Matte? Matt?

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    Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising 2008/11/13 10:00:33 (permalink)
    Haha I think its matt as in matt black.  Cheers dude.  They certainly give you a good stressing, bits of me are aching that havent ached in a while lol!!!     
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    Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising 2008/11/13 21:28:23 (permalink)
    Just used it again and I 'went with it' this time bending my knees more than previously and this worked a treat.  My techniquie is far from perfect but muct better than Tuesday!! Cheers dude!!
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