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Old 07-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

I'd like to get a read from the community here on what is the best way to take care of your hands (prior to, during, and after WODs).

I gave Cindy a try yesterday and managed to get a nice deep rip on one hand. This is only the second time I have ripped in my 6 months of doing CrossFit, but as i continue to improve #s on my kipping pull ups I worry that these might be more common.

Currently, I try to take care of my calluses every 2 or 3 days ..... file, sand paper, and lotion. And when I WOD, I WOD bare-handed.

I have seen some derisive comments on message boards (don't remember where ... may have even been Main site) about people wearing gloves to workout. The part I find odd about that (even though I personally have never liked workout gloves) is that when you watch the Games, I'm sure you'll see athletes with taped hands (which seems to serve the same purpose as gloves ..... i.e., protect from rips.

My wife, a former gymnast, suggested using gymnast grips. I'm not too sure about that either, because it seems to me that you would be reducing the amount of grip strength required to stay on the bar. ANd I would like that strength to be developed/tested when I WOD.

So.... I'd love to hear any opinions on grips, gloves, tape, or bare.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

Personally, I take care of my hands by not doing kipping pull-ups.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

I usually work out bare handed as well. I've found that not using chalk helps keep my hands from tearing. I generally tape up pretty well for a workout with a lot of pullups (Like Eva), but I recently bought a pair of gymnastic grips for those situations. I haven't even used them yet, so I can't comment on their effectiveness, but that's the method to my maddness.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

I use them now. I used to be a strict ‘no gloves’ type of person…and then I started ripping my hands up on high pull-up WOD’s. Then I started to tape the hell out of them for workouts like Cindy but still would get blisters or rip off calluses. I finally decided that the gymnastic straps were the lesser of two evils and I haven’t looked back. They take a workout or two to get used to them but it won’t take long till you adjust.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

when a WOD has a bunch of PU... I tape the out of my palms (thats where I tear, apposed to finger seams). It seems to work well for me....

Otherwise, its barehanded baby.... no gloves allowed:stir:
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

Most workouts: bare hands
Workouts involving close to or more than 100 pullups (or hook grip): taped
Workouts involving multiple muscle ups: gymnastics grips or tape, whichever you prefer
Gloves: You can't use them unless you're Jason Khalipa (or Kristan Clever)
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:05 PM   #7
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

Bare hands as much as I can stand

Tape or the gymnast grips if a tear is coming. I go hands on with the dirty and bloody in my profession (relax, I glove cup when possible) and an open wound is a no no. For me, pull ups with gymnast grips seem more difficult grip wise.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:59 AM   #8
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

Thanks to all for the feedback. Much appreciated
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #9
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

Protect your hands. There is no glory in not being able to reach into your pocket for your keys. On anything with high reps in pullups, protect your hands. I generally tape the crap out of them, in the same style as gymnastics grips. That gets expensive. I use my hands for work, so I can't have giant rips in them, although is still happens at times. If you find a pair of comfortable gloves, wear them. If you like the grips, wear them. A lot of the athletes at the games were wearing reebok gloves.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:23 PM   #10
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Re: Bare handed, taped, gymnastic gripped, or gloved

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Protect your hands. There is no glory in not being able to reach into your pocket for your keys. On anything with high reps in pullups, protect your hands. I generally tape the crap out of them, in the same style as gymnastics grips. That gets expensive. I use my hands for work, so I can't have giant rips in them, although is still happens at times. If you find a pair of comfortable gloves, wear them. If you like the grips, wear them. A lot of the athletes at the games were wearing reebok gloves.
Good advise! Tried out a pair of gymnastics grips today. Took a little getting used to, but I will definitely be using them any time I will be doing high reps of pull ups.
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