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    funbun is offline Junior Member
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    Default TGU grip question

    I just got my 16g KB yesterday. Where does the KB supposed to rest on your arm exactly during a TGU? Is it supposed to hurt? Mine sits right below my wrist.

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    Is it supposed to hurt? Don't know if it's supposed to but my forearms weren't too thrilled for the first couple of weeks.

    I had some serious bruising going on. I bruise like a peach.

    Rest the kettlebell between the radius and the ulna. You should have some meat there. I put the "side" of the kb that has the smaller flat on my forearm.

    Crush the handle with your grip and gooseneck your wrist so you don't hyper-extend it.

    You'll soon develop a knot of muscle where the kb rests, your wrists will get thicker and you'll feel no pain at all.

    I've done get ups w/28kg: no pain whatsoever.

    You'll get used to it.

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    When I try to "gooseneck" or neutralize it, the bell rides up onto my wrists. In fact it's not on my forearm at all when I try to keep my wrists in a neutral position. Is it supposed to rest on your wrist or forearm? Maybe I have really weird proportioned hands or something.

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    Over the years as I've used different sized kbs for TGUs, I've learned that I'll need to adjust where I hold the kb. Sometimes I hold the kb right in the middle of the handle. Other times I will need to move my hand up or down on the handle to find a more comfortable spot. And sometimes, just flipping the kb so it is facing the other way helps.

    At any rate, it just takes some time and adjusting. Good luck and have fun!

    Amy
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    Okay, cool. Thanks.

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    Com. funbun, is your kb from Dragon Door?

    Maybe you have long metacarpals. My hands are pretty small, I'm a small guy, so my kbs sit about three inches from my wrist joint.

    I could see where the kb sitting right on the carpal bones would be painful, as opposed to merely uncomfortable.

    FYI: in the 'Kettlebells From the Ground Up' manual, the gentlemen suggest wearing doubled up wristbands if you're too uncomfortable. They do, however, also say that it's "best to just let yourself get tough to the pressure."

    If you want to get serious about the TGU, I highly recommend purchasing the above.

    Good luck.

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    The handle is suppose to cross your hand descending from your thumb/index finger to pinky.

    Handle should cover near the border of your wrist, southern coast line from the pinky.
    Pretend above picture to be United States, the handle should cover San Diego California.
    If you cannot open your hands, in another words if you have to grip the handle firm to prevent from falling off, it is you are handling something too heavy or not holding handle in a proper way.
    Let the sphere part of bell take care of itself. Check where the handle is rested.
    Last edited by taikei; 03-15-2009 at 02:42 AM.

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    Spear your hand threw the handle. Let the handle rest on the heal of the hand, not across the palm, but diagonally. This should put the bell in the most comfortable position. There is also a toughing up period.

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    The handle sits in my hand the way it's shown in taikei's picture. It just so happens that the ball ends up between my radius and ulna. Very comfortable for me.

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