calluses

  • joeblizz

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    Apr 30, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    does anyone have any tips for dealing with calluses?

    my hands are starting to get pretty tore up with crossfit...

    gloves are not an option...
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    Apr 30, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    joeblizz saiddoes anyone have any tips for dealing with calluses?

    my hands are starting to get pretty tore up with crossfit...

    gloves are not an option...


    wrap them, which is essentially like gloves or deal with the calluses (and just call them battle scars)
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    May 01, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    I have calluses from bodybuilding and show them proudly.
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    May 01, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    I personally like calluses on a guy, shows they work out and use their hands a lot without being too prissy about it.

    I say keep them and own it
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    May 01, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    Why are gloves not an option?

    You can't really refuse the preventive method and then expect not to get them.

    I don't mind them on a guy, but if I can avoid them I like to. I'm a mani and pedi kinda guy icon_razz.gif
  • prime02

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    May 01, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    I dig calluses on a guy.. when I hold a guy's hand for the first time, I find it a definite plus.

    Shows he likes to get out there and get his hands dirty, wortk out etc etc
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    May 01, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    crossfit will definitely give you pretty hardy calluses. you've got to take care of your hands or they'll tear during heavy rep pull ups, which really hurts and keeps you from working out for a day or two.

    personally, when mine get raised a good bit, i peel them. it doesn't hurt and you tear off the upper dead layers. that'll leave you some rough edges that you'll need to file down. i have a really fine gauge file that i keep in the shower to file them down during a hot shower. it's pretty easy.

    you can also get tough skin or another product that supposedly makes your hands tougher. i haven't found that any of those work for me. the key has really been to keep them flat and filed down to prevent tearing.
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    May 01, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    What's wrong with using these rubber weightlifting grips for Crossfit?:

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    A heck of a lot easier than switching in and out of gloves.
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    May 01, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    Jerm44 saidI personally like calluses on a guy, shows they work out and use their hands a lot without being too prissy about it.

    I say keep them and own it


    Agreed!
  • ArmsandLegs

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    May 01, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Purchase a callus shaver to shave them down.
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    May 01, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    THIS...
    MuscledHorse saidI have calluses from bodybuilding and show them proudly.

    ...THIS...
    Jerm44 saidI personally like calluses on a guy, shows they work out and use their hands a lot without being too prissy about it.

    I say keep them and own it


    ...AND THIS...
    prime02 saidI dig calluses on a guy.. when I hold a guy's hand for the first time, I find it a definite plus.

    Shows he likes to get out there and get his hands dirty, wortk out etc etc
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    May 01, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    Buy the liquid lifting chalk? Might help a little bit. Otherwise, if you're not going to/can't wear gloves then just suck it up and put up with them.
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    May 01, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    cut off your hands
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    May 01, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    I wear gloves... but my hands are pretty callous. I can sure take a lot of heat!
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    May 01, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 saidI wear gloves... but my hands are pretty callous. I can sure take a lot of heat!
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    May 01, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    YeshoshuaB5917 saidI wear gloves... but my hands are pretty callous. I can sure take a lot of heat!
    You develop "heat"? wowza!icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    May 02, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    LVmotoJock saidTHIS...
    MuscledHorse saidI have calluses from bodybuilding and show them proudly.

    ...THIS...
    Jerm44 saidI personally like calluses on a guy, shows they work out and use their hands a lot without being too prissy about it.

    I say keep them and own it


    ...AND THIS...
    prime02 saidI dig calluses on a guy.. when I hold a guy's hand for the first time, I find it a definite plus.

    Shows he likes to get out there and get his hands dirty, wortk out etc etc


    Obviously none of you have ever dated a rower, or gotten a hand job from one. the oars tear your hands up pretty bad. makes jerking off very difficult. and you can't wear gloves because it would ruin your connection with the oar and your ability to make fine adjustments.
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    May 02, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Shave them. That's what I did to keeping from ripping them when I was on the gym team. Simple procedure and keeps them at a manageable thickness for protection.
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    May 15, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidWhat's wrong with using these rubber weightlifting grips for Crossfit?:

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    A heck of a lot easier than switching in and out of gloves.


    You won't be able to cycle between an olympic lift like cleans to box jumps to burpees back to cleans wearing those things. It's definitely better to just take care of your hands by shaving down your calluses when they get too thick. It really only takes a minute or two in the shower. I know you all can find the time....haha.
  • Medjai

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    May 15, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    I dunno why you'd not want crossfit calluses. They're like badges of honour.

    Well if gloves are a no, maybe wraps or simply rubbing them off. A pummace stone works great.
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    May 15, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    Medjai saidI dunno why you'd not want crossfit calluses. They're like badges of honour.

    Well if gloves are a no, maybe wraps or simply rubbing them off. A pummace stone works great.


    If they get too thick, they tear during high rep pull-ups or kettle bell swings and that sucks.
  • Medjai

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    May 15, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    imasrxd said
    Medjai saidI dunno why you'd not want crossfit calluses. They're like badges of honour.

    Well if gloves are a no, maybe wraps or simply rubbing them off. A pummace stone works great.


    If they get too thick, they tear during high rep pull-ups or kettle bell swings and that sucks.


    Good point. I guess mine aren't big enough to worry yet. Also, my glove work great.
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    May 15, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Oddly enough, I was thinking about calluses this morning before I got out of bed. I was a bit lazy this morning and the whole fur ball crew was sitting around waiting for me to get up. The cat was up on the headboard, dangling his toes in my face.

    Both the dog and the cat started out with some cute little pink toes and some black toes as puppies. After ten years, the dog's feet are all hard black callouses while the cat still has little soft pink toes. They both run around outside a lot. They both spend a lot of time napping.

    What is the cat's secret?
  • LaxJock16

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    May 15, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    Use a dremel to smooth them out and cut them down, as gross as it sounds cut into them and tear them before they blister again and tear while doing a pull up... Being a fellow crossfitter my hands look like the surface of the moon from blisters on blisters and the tears but seriously smooth them out and tear them before they get too thick.
  • IamEvan

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    Jun 16, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    joeblizz saiddoes anyone have any tips for dealing with calluses?

    my hands are starting to get pretty tore up with crossfit...

    gloves are not an option...


    Don't worry about 'em icon_smile.gif

    Callouses mean you're working hard.