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    o13starsnstripes is offline Senior Member
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    Default Kettlebell Wrist Wraps

    Anybody here use them? I have been thinking of buying one or two. I mean really the only exercise that they are needed for would be the Kettlebell Snatch.

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    When I got my first kb (adder) 16kg, I also got wrist wraps from the same company. I may have used them less then half a dozen times. From reading early on this forum, I learned that it is not such a good idea to use them because the banging of the kb on the forearm is feedback that you are not doing the snatch right - and doing TOO many without skill. It is correct technique that you have to develope. High rep snatches done without skill = black and blue forearms/wrists. Maybe even a fracture. When you are learning the snatch you Practice the snatch with only a FEW reps at a time. You figure it out over time. Do the high reps after the light bulb clicks on..Dennis

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    o13starsnstripes is offline Senior Member
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    Yeah I'm all too familiar with the black and blue forearms

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    David C. is offline Senior Member
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    I like these. Some folks prefer the larger ones.
    I have used mine for thousands of reps, and for two competitions. I recommend them without reservation. Get two pair so you'll always have one set that is clean.
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    I use sweat wrist bands (cut off the tops of long socks usually). It's enough to prevent rubbing of the bell against the skin and allow you to wipe the sweat off your brow on a long set of snatches, but not enough to prevent you from "feeling" the bell impact your forearm - do it wrong and it will sting you.

    There are people who use forearm protectors that are like soccer shin guards - I don't recommend those unless you have specific issues.
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    Tania Poletti is offline Senior Member
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    When I first started (4 months ago) I went out and bought sweat bands that tennis players wear to protect my wrists because my technique was not so great and i got lots of bruises. Now however I am weaning myself off the wrist bands. Why? Because if you're getting bruised wrists it's an indication your technique is wrong. So I figure if I'm still getting bruised wrists - my bad and that is the consequences I must suffer until I master the correct technique.

    Bruised wrists are making me learn FAST what not to do - Ah yes a little sadism never hurt anyone

    Start with sweat bands but don't rely on them only give you reason to continue bad form...

    Good luck...
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    My wife loves Kettle Guards.

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    I dunno man, I think if you need something like that, it means your technique needs to be fixed... for the first two weeks I was learning snatches (and cleans), my forearms got banged up, but once I figured out the form, there is little to no banging of the forearm at all. Unless you have super sensitive skin or brittle bones, I would let the forearm bruises serve as a motivator to work on proper form.

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    Northern Kettlebells is offline Senior Member
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    I think when your learning techniques like the clean and snatch you should do it without any sort of wrist band, cos if it hurts like hell you'll work a lot harder on perfecting your technique, rather than settling for mediocre.

    However, during long sets of snatches sweat bands can be a life-saver because of the consatant rubbing rather than the impact.

    I always try to train without

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    Previously, I never used wristbands. After experimenting with GS style lifting, I found I like them. Not because they cushion my wrists during snatches, but because I can wipe my forehead with them, and they keep the sweat from running down my arms to my hand. Plus, when I'm using heaver bells, they do make it more comfortable for higher reps. I bruise like a peach, so just heavy C&Ps can leave me with a bruised forearms. I kept thinking I'd adjust to that, but I guess I'm just a bruiser. I use the kettle guards.
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