Calluses

  • ursa_minor

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    Jun 12, 2011 9:22 AM GMT
    I used to get by scraping off the calluses, but other times they still get painful while making a grip on those barbells (and they're still freshly scraped off).

    I'm thinking of getting gloves, but nobody else uses those at my gym. How do you deal with your calluses?
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    Jun 12, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
    get a soapstone or a file for calluses at the drug store and file them flat after a hot shower. if you're tearing, you can get toughskin but that stuff smells really bad.
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    Jun 12, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    If it's enough of a problem that it warrants it, get gloves then. Nothing wrong with that. So nobody else uses them in your gym...big deal. Who are you trying to impress?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 12, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    I get calluses from mowing the lawn or doing about anything outdoors. I've been wearing gloves for years.. for outdoor work AND handling barbells.
    The last thing I'd be worried about is what others are doing. Do what is right for you.
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    Jun 12, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    try being a rower...

    warning, GROSS picture.

    http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/ahmik-hands.jpg
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    Jun 12, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    blue_ahli saidI'm thinking of getting gloves, but nobody else uses those at my gym.
    Who gives a fuck? Be the first and set an example.

    blue_ahli saidHow do you deal with your calluses?
    I have other people jack me off so the calluses don't scrape my dick.
  • monet

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    Jun 12, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    A little bit of callus on your hands is OK but too much is disgusting. I almost always wear workout gloves in the gym and work gloves in the garden (mowing, raking, etc.)
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    Jun 12, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    I just deal with them...they can be kind of painful but it's only temporary. But I'm not sure if scraping them off is a good idea. That might be why yours hurt
  • ursa_minor

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    Jun 13, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    thanks for the responses guys.

    and paul, my dicon_twisted.gifck likes it rough so it's ok


    Szchatt89 saidIf it's enough of a problem that it warrants it, get gloves then. Nothing wrong with that. So nobody else uses them in your gym...big deal. Who are you trying to impress?


    the only reason i mentioned this is that there must be a secret to it. i mean there are muscleheads in the gym and lifting so-and-so kgs of weights but they don't wear any gloves.
  • Spiritreaver

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    Jun 13, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    I take pride in mine, I actually have funny hands, they're extremely soft except for the palms due to all the weight lifting.

    But yeah, if they're bothering you, wear gloves. I tend to wear gloves when I deadlift, not because of calluses, but just because I tend to loose my grip pretty quickly due to sweat.
  • 2theTEE

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    Jun 13, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    blue_ahli saidI used to get by scraping off the calluses, but other times they still get painful while making a grip on those barbells (and they're still freshly scraped off).

    I'm thinking of getting gloves, but nobody else uses those at my gym. How do you deal with your calluses?


    Just get the gloves already or stick w/the 'no pain, no gain' mentality.
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    Jun 13, 2011 7:03 AM GMT
    blue_ahli saidthanks for the responses guys.

    and paul, my dicon_twisted.gifck likes it rough so it's ok


    Szchatt89 saidIf it's enough of a problem that it warrants it, get gloves then. Nothing wrong with that. So nobody else uses them in your gym...big deal. Who are you trying to impress?


    the only reason i mentioned this is that there must be a secret to it. i mean there are muscleheads in the gym and lifting so-and-so kgs of weights but they don't wear any gloves.


    There is no secret. It's just some people wear gloves, some people don't. It's a matter of preference. The muscleheads you speak of probably think they're unnecessary because their calluses don't bother them as much.
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    Jun 13, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    blue_ahli saidI'm thinking of getting gloves, but nobody else uses those at my gym. How do you deal with your calluses?


    Dude, show some love for da glove. Why follow? Man up and lead!

    I'm never in the gym without my Valeos, padded lifting gloves with velcro wrist straps:

    http://www.valeofit.com/?id=10&prodId=69&CatId=15&Parent=3

    GR8 wrist protection and my palms. . . well, let's just say they stay soft enough to charm a snake. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 14, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    i never do anything without gloves. I use gloves on the elliptical.
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    Jun 14, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    Yeah and nobody ever washes them so they are a nice little disease vector icon_razz.gif

    I don't get them too bad, maybe that's a testament to my pansy workout icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 14, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    callouses are natures gloves
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    Jun 14, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    dekiruman saidi never do anything without gloves. I use gloves on the elliptical.


    I'm with Dek....and it keeps the sweat and other things the members leave behind on the equipment off my hands!! icon_eek.gif
  • ursa_minor

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    Jun 14, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    thanks for the responses guys, gloves it is
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    Jun 15, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    pat3rob saidtry being a rower...

    warning, GROSS picture.

    http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/ahmik-hands.jpg


    This is a normal thing in gymnastics! Anyone who spends a good while in the sport will have their share of calluses and bloody rips on their palms. Comes with the territory.

    It happens...

    http://gymnasticscoaching.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/gymnast-hand-rip.jpg
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    pat3rob saidtry being a rower...


    Calluses were a badge of honor in rowing.
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    Jun 15, 2011 5:57 PM GMT
    Just curious but aren't workout gloves a bad idea because they get filled with bacteria and can cause other issues???

    I have thought about getting them too but a friend of mine had some spare ones that didin't fit his hand, so I borrowed them and my hands got super hot and sweaty. It was kind of gross.

    Which do you think is better just wrapping or getting gloves??

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    Jun 17, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    I find that i have better grip using my bare hands that using gloves, so thats what i do. My calluses aren't really a big deal
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    Jun 17, 2011 8:16 AM GMT
    i've been lifting gloveless for a few years now, the calluses don't bug me anymore. in fact, the one day i went back to using gloves, the material irritated the callused areas so i ditched em, LOL.
  • EvenSimpler

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    Jul 02, 2011 10:51 AM GMT
    i like my hands to be callus free so i've been wearing gloves ever since i started lifting. hands don't need to be fraught w/ calluses in order to look 'manly' if that's what some of you are thinking. and at my gym, everyone wears gloves, so i find it strange that that isn't the case everywhere else.