Living with hand calluses because I hate lifting gloves

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    Mar 31, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Last night while half asleep I brushed my hand against my face and cut a gash on my forehead from a callus on the palm of my hand that was apparently sharp enough to do that.

    I'm not complaining though, I hate lifting gloves, so I always have really bad calluses on my hands.

    Any other glove haters out there that have perma-callusey hands from lifting?
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    Mar 31, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Exfoliate...
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    Mar 31, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I wear my callouses proud, like a badge of honor icon_cool.gif
  • RHUK

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    Mar 31, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    wildtype87 saidI wear my callouses proud, like a badge of honor icon_cool.gif


    ^ This, the rougher the better
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    yeah can't stand gloves since i found dry hands (liquid chalk) I have a few but they are always getting ripped off hahaha (not intentionally)
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    Gloves are for sissies.
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    I hate gloves too and so my hands are covered with calluses, but mainly at the base of my fingers(not my palms). It's annoying because the calluses are an ugly yellow and they sometimes get ripped off.
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    I've had callouses ever since I rowed crew in college. I wear them proudly.

    But one must practice care when engaged in certain private activities. What's good for one body part is not necessarily good for another.
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidGloves are for sissies.


    Ain't that the truthicon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    love my callouses, they are badges of honor
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidlove my callouses, they are badges of honor


    Yes. Exactly. Dude's hands are supposed to be rough. As a lifter my hands are always torn up...
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    Apr 01, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    Four-parter on hand care: http://www.crossfitvirtuosity.com/articles/ive-got-to-hand-it-to-you-part-1/

    Dremel Multipro is one of the tips (not a lot of lotion promotion here).
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Now you don't have to use your nails to scratch your head.
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    I never use gloves but highly recommend a callous shaver which you can get at a pharmacy.
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    makavelli saidNow you don't have to use your nails to scratch your head.


    I was actually pulling my hair back today and kept feeling my scalp being scratched by them. After a good hot shower they usually loosen up and then end up pulling them off throughout the day.
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Gloves for me. Can't have callouses slowing down my fingerboard action. My finger tips however, are rough. That count?
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    being a modern dancer- i have severely calloused feet because we dance barefoot.

    None of us dancers would dare file down or shave off the callous because it is our feet's way of protecting the skin. If we shaved it off it would be hell developing another callous.

    So I assume the same goes for hands. The callouses are there for a reason- if you continue lifting you'll likely want them there anyway.
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    makavelli saidNow you don't have to use your nails to scratch your head.


    I was actually pulling my hair back today and kept feeling my scalp being scratched by them. After a good hot shower they usually loosen up and then end up pulling them off throughout the day.


    ew icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    I don't even wear gloves in the harsh Chicago winters. My hands are full of calluses... Sometimes people are surprised when they shake my hand... I even surprised a military straight dude when he shook my hand. Makes me feel manly ;)
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidI've had callouses ever since I rowed crew in college. I wear them proudly.

    But one must practice care when engaged in certain private activities. What's good for one body part is not necessarily good for another.


    Haha, so true... The dick does not like to be rubbed by calluses!
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    Apr 01, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    haha you guys are dumb. Gloves rock, I started wearing them as soon as my callouses interfered with comfortable masturbation never looked back.
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    Apr 02, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    Gloves, gloves what are they? I well recall in the beginning of my time working as a lumberjack, picking splinters out of my palms. until the skin became tough. No never wear gloves in the garden or to the gym, they is for sissys.
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    Apr 02, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    i feel the same way about callouses.. they really are a badge of honor and before i met my boyfriend i never wore gloves

    but now someone besides myself feels the touch of my hand, so gloves it is. trying to be a considerate boyfriend ;)
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    Apr 02, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    I would hold your hand in my own and gently pumice your callouses, wash them in warm water, rub cocoa butter into them, kiss them and make them all better.
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    Apr 02, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    mini chainsaw for your callous??