Thread: Kettlebell grip
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #7
Pat McElhone
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I have developed some serious blisters on both hands, where the index and middle finger meet the palm. On the descent from the snatch I can feel the bell push the skin in this spot up and then run over it, burning and pinching the skin. I do not think this is right.

I watched Catherine's video, and it looks like she maintains a tight grip (hand closed) on the handle throughout the snatch. Does this hold the bell in place? In lockout, I have been "catching the bell" on the skin between my thumb and index finger, hand open, then grabbing the handle on the descent. Is this wrong? Also, it seems like if I maintain a straight arm on the descent, the bell does not rub as much. Is that a key? Is there a specific technique or video demonstrating the best way to bring the bell down from overhead? Thank you.
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