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Old 01-24-2011, 11:50 AM   #11
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I'm not sure what most professional style kettlebells are like, as I've never held one, but my wife's "womanly" bell is smooth and pretty, and feels slick as it is.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #12
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Using my wife's right now.

Regarding the "crush", perhaps you could back off the pressure and focus on grip when moving the kettlebell overhead.
NO I wouldn't dare, smooth surfaces tend to slip very quickly and the main emphasis when doing a crush style grip is to ensure that crush remains solid, plus, if the thumbs aren't under the bell, as soon as you ease off the bell will slip, downwards and at speed.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:06 PM   #13
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NO I wouldn't dare, smooth surfaces tend to slip very quickly and the main emphasis when doing a crush style grip is to ensure that crush remains solid, plus, if the thumbs aren't under the bell, as soon as you ease off the bell will slip, downwards and at speed.
I'm not talking about a loose grip...I'm talking about moving from a crush grip to a more standard grip. This is in the context of holding the handle with two hands, and not the bell with two hands, as pictured in the video.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #14
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I'm not talking about a loose grip...I'm talking about moving from a crush grip to a more standard grip. This is in the context of holding the handle with two hands, and not the bell with two hands, as pictured in the video.
I actually wondered if that's what you meant, after I hit the submit button
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Ah well, at least we explained it properly so no lurkers will be dropping kettlebells on their heads because of us...
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I went to one of this guy's seminar he had at a strength and conditioning conference..dude is freakishly strong and tosses those KBs around like nothing. fun stuff
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I went to one of this guy's seminar he had at a strength and conditioning conference..dude is freakishly strong and tosses those KBs around like nothing. fun stuff
you should search youtube for some of steve cotter's vids that dude throws around kettlebells like they are plastic bags.
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