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Old 12-20-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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Should your tape for every pull, or only for heavy ones? How do you do it?

I have been taking some athletic tape and wrapping it three to five times around my thumb, pretty tight, up to or a little past the joint closest to the tip of the thumb. I have been taping as soon as I finish my warm-ups.

I ask because I lose circulation in the tips of my thumbs and get some discoloration. I'm cool with that if that's how it goes; it just made me consider that maybe I should work on killing of more of those worthless thumb nerves so that I don't have to tape for everything.
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Old 12-20-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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I don't tape at all. That's just me.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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give it some time without tape. the hook grip usually kills for a few weeks, but once your thumbs get nice and stretched out, it feels fine.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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Tape hot spots when needed but you gotta toughen up the hands to the hook grip.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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The what now?
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:45 AM   #6
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I love chalk. It is all I use, who needs nerves in ones hands anyways *grin*.
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:25 PM   #7
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Tape is for injuries, or if you are training the same area ALL THE TIME.

Let the body adapt.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:08 PM   #8
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I AM training the same area, five days a week.

But it looks like there's enough of a consensus here that I'll work on not using the tape unless I need it. Maybe it'll be easier than initially suspected it would be; I can already pull pretty any much any clean without tape.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:48 PM   #9
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From what i've observed at my O lifting gym it is pretty rare to tape up except when doing max efforts or when the skin is torn.

Even during really high rep marathons no one tapes and most of them are training 6-11 times a week
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