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Old 06-01-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Blood Bisters under Callouses

No a major problem but I have a couple of blood blisters under and around my callouses, they are causing a bit of discomfort during pullups but I was just wondering if it would be best to do something about them or just man up and deal with it? They are quite deep under the callouses and I seem to get them every now and then from pullups.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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Re: Blood Bisters under Callouses

Personally, I pop them and drain them, then pull of the skin and soak in salt water and other fun stuff to make them heal faster.

Some people don't like popping them or draining them at all... or if they do they don't like pulling off the skin. Shrug.

You may be holding onto the bar too tight as well if you get very deep ones
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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Re: Blood Bisters under Callouses

I think it was just a big callous digging into my palm, not that bothered about draining them. Cheers Steven, useful advice as always.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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Re: Blood Bisters under Callouses

Personally I always tried to keep them on. I began getting good callouses like at 17 or 18 when I started dirtbike riding. Then I became a carpenter and my callouses kinds grew and didnt mess with them. Before my injury I did crossfit for about a month and a half, and not once did pullups or anything come even close to affecting my hands cause my callouses are so freaking tough. Lol I can like stab mine and wont feel it
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Re: Blood Bisters under Callouses

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Personally, I pop them and drain them, then pull of the skin and soak in salt water and other fun stuff to make them heal faster.

Some people don't like popping them or draining them at all... or if they do they don't like pulling off the skin. Shrug.

You may be holding onto the bar too tight as well if you get very deep ones
I subscribe to this school of thought as well. If I get a blister - blood or regular - I always pop and drain it as soon as I can, then trim away the excess skin. I find that it heals much faster that way.
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