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Old 09-11-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
Jeff Chalfant
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My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

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Any suggestions on care for rips this bad?

5 on the left hand and 3 on the right

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

Ugh, dude... I'm about to eat dinner.

Sorry, you didn't know that, heh... One thing that helps me with nasty torn blisters/etc from new speedskating boots is that Dr. Scholl's Blister Bandage stuff or whatever it is. Basically it's like a band-aid, but it's basically clear, and goes over the blister, and I'm telling you, you won't feel a stinkin' thing on that torn skin, you can press on it and won't hurt at all. It's just like having your regular skin on it.

Of course, these can come off if you keep lifting and your hands slip, but they don't really hurt when they do.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

I ripped out the middle portion of my right pinky so I feel ya. It just happens. The palm normally gets nice calluses but I've noticed my fingers are off and on. The real key is to always include pull-ups. These see to be the be-all to end-all solution to keeping the hands nice and tough.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:18 PM   #4
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

My son is a bowler who sometimes gets the skin ripped off his bowling hand and he uses artificial skin. I don't know what you call it, but you can buy it in any pro shop in any bowling alley. It allows him to use that hand even with an open blister.

I make a terrific first aid cream from petroleum jelly, Vit. E oil, and a few drops of tincture of Goldenseal. My husband, an herbal skeptic, once got matching blisters on both hands. We did a controlled experiment and put my herbal salve on one hand and standard care with neosporin ointment on the other. The hand with my salve was healed overnight; the other wound took 3 days to close.

The proportions don't matter much. Just use enough Vit. E oil to thin the jelly and enough goldenseal drops to color it nice and yellow. Just be aware the stuff stains.

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Old 09-11-2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

I'll be painful here. I just cut off the dead torn skin and superglue the wound closed. 4 days later, the new callus is usually forming no problems. I guess I'm just resistant to all the poisons in superglue because of the fact I've been using it since I was a little kid for cold cracks next to fingernails and any small cut.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

Jeff,

You are going to feel that for a while.

This link WFS, shows how to tape your hands for the next week or so when you are ready to attempt a WOD:

http://rifsblog.blogspot.com/2007/05...our-hands.html

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Old 09-11-2007, 07:51 PM   #7
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

Dousing your hands in rubbing alcohol will dry out your skin and help calluses to form... It'll probably sting like a ***** though, with all the open wounds... You may want to hold off on doing that.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:01 PM   #8
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

A word on prevention:

Use a pumice stone a couple times a week in the shower.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I definitely plan on continuing the WOD's, so the taping instructions will be helpful. So it sound like: ointment at night, Dr. scholls during the day, and Tape for the WOD's. The parkour guys I talked to said to take off all the skin and just work through it but keep them clean with soap!

I began this WOD with a rip on each hand already, they came from doing some parkour training this weekend. I think the way I taped may have contributed to the ripping. Also, I was extremely well hydrated.

As far as maintenance goes, My showers take fricken twice as long when I exfoliate calluses!

That excuse aside, I always end up accidentally rubbing off all the skin between and around the calluses, is that the point?

This time around, it was purely lack of conditioning, as the highest number of pullups I've done recently is like 75 in one WOD, they started ripping around 80-90.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:19 PM   #10
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Re: My hands remember 9/11 (rips)

The pic doesn't really do them justice, they go halfway down my palms!
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