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Old 02-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
Aidan Macdonald
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Lifting with a ring

No, I didn't just get married.

I have a ring that I wear. I have been taking it off before lifting for fear of "issues". Recently, I have begun to forget about it, but remembering as I begin to warm up.

What happens if I start lift or do pullups with a ring on? (kipping, cleans, snatch, deadlifts, etc.) Or what has happened to you?

The ring is fairly loose. It doesn't fall off my finger, but slides within a centimeter of the base of my ring finger.
Its a single metal band (steel), that starts ranges from .1cm to .5cm in diameter.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Re: Lifting with a ring

it will eventually lead to issues when you go heavier. you will also eventually scrape the crap out of your ring on the knurling. I'd take it off.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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Re: Lifting with a ring

Rings and any kind of heavy work with your hands are a bad combination. Among other things, if you happen to break or sprain that finger, having it swell up while constrained by the ring would not be fun. Take it off.

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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Re: Lifting with a ring

I've seen a bloke catch his ring on a bit of obstacle course and completely de-glove (ie: remove all the flesh) from his finger... Obviously won't happen with a bar, but any random piece of equipment that has an edge is asking for trouble
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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Re: Lifting with a ring

I started crossfitting about 6 months ago and stopped wearing my wedding band then too. Felt strange for a while. But I get hit on a lot more now, so that's cool.

(Kidding honey, love you)
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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Re: Lifting with a ring

I scratched up an anniversary band, and have worn down some of the hammered gold in my wedding band. I should have removed them. Take the ring off while working out. Keep it safe, so you can put it back on. I don't wear a watch anymore.

This will also save you additional callouses and pinching from pullups.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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Re: Lifting with a ring

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I've seen a bloke catch his ring on a bit of obstacle course and completely de-glove (ie: remove all the flesh) from his finger...


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Old 03-06-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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Re: Lifting with a ring

I always remove mine when lifting. It's really wide and scratches easily.

FYI, if your ring is already scratched all to hades, take it to a jeweler and have them buff it out. Shines like new again.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #9
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Re: Lifting with a ring

I've lifted for a few years and when training (firefighter) with mine on. It's a titanium ring, but has scratched all up. Has a sweet "brushed" look to it.

It pinches my callous on that finger and makes it large and pretty painful. I stoped wearing it while working out months ago.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:43 PM   #10
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Re: Lifting with a ring

I haven't worn my rings on a daily basis in over a year and a half for that reason. My husband bought me some emerald and diamond stud earrings that I wear everyday instead. Much better for lifting.
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