- Callouses caused by kettlebells – anyone else get them?
As an ex-rower where blisters were part and parcel, just mtfu…
Norwegian formula hand cream was good though if you did get them to stop them drying out and cracking.
Also, for rowing again, gripping too tight would make them worse – effectively you separate the callous from the flesh underneath and that’s where you get the blister.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Not done much kettlebell work but used to get callouses from lifting weights (as above deadlift probably being the main culprit). Improved my grip – holding the bar with fingers rather than palm, if that makes sense – and they have all but disappeared. I also use chalk which helps a lot with grip.
I can’t see any reason to use gloves whilst weight lifting and would assume the same would follow with kettlebells.Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
Not kettle bells or weights, but similar force on the fingers: If I’ve not been climbing for a while (months) and I get too excited on the overhangs too soon, the skin can’t handle the pulling and I get blisters on my fingers which lift and expose raw skin. ow. tape helps.
Once I’ve been back at it for a bit, the sin toughens up and it ain’t no thang.Posted 4 years ago
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