Forums General Kettlebell Bruising Re: Kettlebell Bruising


Wrist guards rock and will remove bruising from the equation. KB wrist guards aren’t actually padded in the traditional sense though there is some, they actually have a thin sheet of metal that helps to spread out the force. They are inexpensive, best $15 I’ve ever spent.

I do have problems with too tight a grip when I do KB cleans which causes the KB to hit me with too much force – focus on not having a death grip on the KB handle. I had bruises on top of bruises on my upper arms before I finally understood what my coach was telling me. I am only referring to cleans here, but the same concept applies, don’t have a death grip on the KB.