Parag Mhetre

How to avoid Calluses while training with Kettlebells

December, 2017
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A Kettlebell is a cast iron tool used to develop endurance and strength. With it you are required to do repetitive lifts to achieve better results, and this repetitive lifting can cause callused hands. This article highlights how you can avoid the calluses.

Callus Formation and Location

The formation of a callus is a very common sight with lifters. The formation of calluses happens only when you train infrequently, which is why training frequently is important. During a Kettlebell workout, calluses tend to form on the hip of the palm, as well as at the base of each finger. Any calluses that form on the palm of your hand are the result of an improper grip, which is why we recommend a hook grip. With a hook grip, you tend to use more of finger flexors than the base of the palm. During repetitive lifts, it is important to work on a technique to get the lifting done correctly.


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