I love kettlebells for getting a good functional fitness workout. But the cannonball-with-handle kettlebells can bruise your wrists, and forget about wearing a watch! I was excited to get a sample of KettleGuard padded wrist guards specifically designed for use with kettlebells. They pull on just like wristbands, and have soft, sweat-absorbing cotton on the outside. They provide 360 degrees of padding to protect your forearms from the kettlebells.
There are polyester strips inside the soft cotton to protect you. You can wear them throughout your workout (even when you go on to other exercises) as sweatbands. They are machine washable.
These make a great fitness gift or stocking stuffer. If you use kettlebells, you know why these are a great idea. I just kick myself for not inventing them myself.
How can you use kettlebells? Enjoy these kettlebell workouts from our Guides:
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