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AvatarAydan Mcmahon

I’m a bit confused about the part where my grip might be too tight?  Can you explain it a bit further?  

This class was my first opportunity to have someone train me with kettlebells, so I don’t have any prior experience to compare too.  I think the weird part about the bruises is that they happen even if I do moves with no impact at all (e.g. a floor press).  It seems like all I have to do is hold it, and I bruise.  

The only other comparable bruising (from pressure rather than impact trauma) would be that I always end up with bruised shins if I spend any time on a ladder and lean against the higher steps, but it never swells like the ones on my forearm.