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Old 07-11-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
Bob Pratt
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i'm having trouble trying to find something to put on my pull-up bar. It's smooth metal; i started with tennis racket grip, kinda harsh and didn't hod up well. Then i covered that with athletic tape, ouch. i've got callouses on my callouses.
i'm thinking about bicycle handlebar tape...
any other suggestions?

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:16 PM   #2
Sean McDaniel
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Your hands, repeatedly?
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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I think Sean's probably right. Check out for a tutorial on how to take care of your hands. He uses a warm water soak and a pumice stones to smooth off all the dead skin. Eventually you'll end up with a very deep, very tough callous than won't peel as much or hurt.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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Take a nice stiff steel wire brush and rough up your bar a bit. Bar's deserve to remain naked. They are meant to be in this state, do not cover them with silly wrapping :-P
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:52 PM   #5
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You could probably use some really coarse sandpaper on it. Outside of that, I say grease it and develop the grip strength :-)

My callouses aren't pretty, but my hands would be bleeding constantly without them. Mine are mostly from riding, but they serve me well when lifting. I don't do anything for them... just peel dead layers when there's a little break.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:40 AM   #6
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I have wrapped a chinup bar with 1/4" rope. It worked well, but it was not for comfort.
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