You see it every now and again in online communities, a post of hands completely ripped after doing a large number of cleans or snatches. I’ll be honest, I also have boasted about it, because it’s kind of like “Look at me, I did not give up, I completed what I set out to do!”. But now, I won’t go there again, unless I was in an important kettlebell competition that I trained up for.
It’s not uncommon to see ripped hands or people using gloves when kettlebell cleans or snatches are involved. Sometimes even kettlebell swings can cause ripped hands, which is due to bobbing. All of this can be avoided, 100% guaranteed, and without gloves too. Wearing gloves is really not the answer if you’re serious about getting into training with kettlebells.
Once you understand kettlebell grips, and that the grips should transition from a loose hook grip into a loose grip, you will be able to avoid a lot of problems caused by cleans and snatches. The handle needs to bypass the skin during the transition. The kettlebell needs to enter the ballistic flight to be able to transition correctly.
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