Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Another Short One

Hot days and evening workouts just don't seem to work for me.  I took my kettlebells into the cool basement for this one, but my drive was still gone.  I did:

Kettlebell Snatches: 5/5x12k, 16k, 24k; 3/3x24k; 8/8x24k; 5/5x24k, 24k;

That was it.  I just didn't feel like doing anymore.  I know I said I wasn't going to do any more snatches until the end of this week, but the skin on my hands is fine now.  It is in the best shape it has been in for months.  However, even with the hand smoothed 24k handle, the skin still pinches.  The only thing that let me do these sets was using a sock on my palm to eliminate friction.

I am really stumped as to what I can do here.  Obviously one option is to just use the dumb sock, which is what I'm doing at the moment.  I really don't like this option though.  I feel like it's a failure to learn the proper way to move the weight.

The skin on my hands is pretty much perfect, the kettlebell handle is quite smooth, the temperature in the basement was ideal, I tried things with and without chalk.  It really comes down to how the kettlebell moves in my hand.

As I drop the kettlebell, the skin on my palm underneath my knuckles just sort of rolls over itself.  That pinches the skin, which leads to blisters, which leads to tears.  I need to figure out how to stop rolling the skin over itself as I drop the kettlebell.  I'll re-read enter the kettlebell and check my Cotter DVD to see what I can find.  If that doesn't work, I'll try a post on Iron Garm.