Contoured Kettlebells

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2014/01/18 10:20:51 (permalink)

Contoured Kettlebells

Has anyone used the newer contoured kettlebells? I have  10 lb. and  15 lb. ball shaped kettlebells, and when I swing them over my head and hold my arm up, the heavy ball hits into my forearm. Is there a remedy for this ? Am I doing the swing incorrectly? I was wondering if the contoured kettlebells are any better. I am talking about the steel ones, not the sand filled. Thanks for any insight!
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    DeanneW3
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/19 01:50:02 (permalink)
    I prefer the contoured KB over the reg shaped. I have very skinny boney wrists and the reg shape just hurts them. I tried using wrists guards and wrist bands  and that didn't really work. I got the vinyl covered ones that came with a bob harper dvd. The only reg shaped one I use now is for rows or swings. That way they don't come close to hitting me. Good luck finding what works for you
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/19 02:42:35 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice. Do you have any favorite kettlebell workouts? I have Amy Bento's Kettlebell Dynamics and the dvd that came with my kettlebells. I was just looking at the ones on the website, but they are either too advanced or not advanced enough.
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/19 03:26:59 (permalink)
    I really like Lauren Brooks. She's not available here though.
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/19 06:27:14 (permalink)
    I love Paul Katami's Kettlebell Drills.

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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/21 12:16:48 (permalink)
    I just looked at this one. It looks like it will work for me. Thanks!
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/26 08:01:59 (permalink)
    I use Dragon Door kettlebells. If the kettlebell is hitting you in the arm, you are doing the move incorrectly...it's not the kettlebell. I had the same problem when I first started using kettlebells. I like the traditional kettlebells best. They are weighted correctly. Some of the new ones that are coming out aren't. Lauren Brooks has some good tutorials on her DVDs...specifically her first DVD and her latest one which focuses more on strength than cardio. Hope this helps.
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/27 15:41:23 (permalink)
    If you are doing it right...don't regular bells at least touch the forearm when the arm is up?  Correct form can reduce the impact...but I don't think it can eliminate the weight against the forearm when the arm is overhead.  

    Deanne, I think I'm like you.  I found that even if there is no impact, just the weight resting against the forearm hurts, a lot.  (I even had my hubby gently set the bell into my hand so there was NO impact to see if it was just the pressure from the weight...and it did.  It hurt and left a bruise.   Guess I don't have enough muscle on my forearm, it is bell against bone.    

    I hadn't heard of contoured bells...sounds interesting.
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/01/29 13:08:15 (permalink)
    Thanks! I was trying to see how the kettelbell hit Amy Bento's arm when she raises it overhead, but the camera angle does not allow a good view. I have tried holding it various ways, but it still seems to hit my arm. The handle of the bell is thick which makes it difficult to grasp tightly. I will try looking at the dvd you mentioned.
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    Maureen K
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    Re:Contoured Kettlebells 2014/02/01 09:39:28 (permalink)
    Just the weight of the kettlebell on your arm does take getting used to, but you will get used to it. I took a few classes from Lauren and she told me that your forearms will "toughen up" and she was right.
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