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Don't Bang Your Wrist & Forearm With Kettlebells

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Oct 26, 2017 12:57:37 PM

This has to be one of the most frequently asked questions we get when we publish or talk to people in casual conversation, "How do I not destroy my wrist and forearm when lifting kettlebells?" Luckily, Kettlebell Kings works with expert and world champions to bring you answers to questions like this.

Brittany Van Schravendijk goes over the answer to this frequently asked question for us in the video below. There are three factors:

  • grip
  • size of arch
  • timing

Kettlebell Grip

How you grip the kettlebell is important regardless of the style of kettlebell you use. In this demonstration, Brittany uses her competition kettlebell.  Do not give the bell at 'death grip', this has to be one of the most common errors people make by grasping their whole hand around the handle of the bell and thinking they need to hang on for dear life!  What you want to use is a 'hook grip'.  The kettebell should be between your first knuckle and your fingers (shown 1:11), with your thumb locked over which allows your wrist to be straight, but is loose enough to allow you to transition to different positions easily while still controlling the kettlebell. 

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Topics: Protecting Wrist & Forearm