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Old 06-23-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

Hey guys,

I've been doing a fair bit of pulling recently, specifically lots of 3 position snatches and cleans.

My hands are taking a beating, and the knurling on my bar is fairly rough.

Are there any straps or wraps or anything that would help prevent this? Would a short pair of lifting straps help, maybe like this?

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=114&pid=4616 (WFS)

If so, does anyone know of any Canadian brands, to save on shipping?

Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

Daniel, I made my set of lifting straps with some athletic tape and climbing straps. I think I had one foot cut per strap and based this size on a set I measured from the lifters at the gym.

http://alongthelinesof.com/2012/06/2...ifting-straps/ wfs

I had been using a pair of straps from Sport Chalet but they weren't as good. In the last 2 months, I've misplaced my straps and had to use a similar pair (beat to hell) in the gym that is free for all and it's meh.

You could also make some tape grips to save your palms a bit. Especially with a bar with nasty knurling.

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Old 06-23-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

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Daniel, I made my set of lifting straps with some athletic tape and climbing straps. I think I had one foot cut per strap and based this size on a set I measured from the lifters at the gym.

http://alongthelinesof.com/2012/06/2...ifting-straps/ wfs

I had been using a pair of straps from Sport Chalet but they weren't as good. In the last 2 months, I've misplaced my straps and had to use a similar pair (beat to hell) in the gym that is free for all and it's meh.

You could also make some tape grips to save your palms a bit. Especially with a bar with nasty knurling.
How wide, and how thick did you go on the webbing? This looks awesome.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

It's 1" wide webbing, unknown thickness (few mm?). I'm guessing ask them for 1" wide climbing webbing.

My straps are 29cm long, so that's actually 58cm folded in half though I asked them for 2'. I would go a bit longer. They work fine for me, but I think these were probably straps that were one of the gals. Maybe go a few inches longer at most.
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It's 1" wide webbing, unknown thickness (few mm?). I'm guessing ask them for 1" wide climbing webbing.

My straps are 29cm long, so that's actually 58cm folded in half though I asked them for 2'. I would go a bit longer. They work fine for me, but I think these were probably straps that were one of the gals. Maybe go a few inches longer at most.
I've got pretty small hands, that might be fine. But thanks for the heads up.

Now to find some climbing webbing...
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

Just to be thorough, my hands are 18cm from wrist to fingertip and my wrist circumfrence is 19cm.

I got mine from REI, but you can find it online.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #7
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

I used to use straps from Pendlay, but they would rip after about 6 months. Now I use leather straps from Risto Sports. They are a bit long, but work well and will not wear out. wfs http://ristosports.com/
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

I've got straps but on a whim I bought a pair of Mizuno baseball gloves. I chalk my hands then put on the gloves then chalk the gloves. Especially the thumbs for a good hook grip. I may be in the minority but I freakin love the gloves. I wear them for Oly Lifting (high rep stuff) and high rep pullups. I don't wear them for Muscle Ups or low rep high weight lifting. My 2 cents.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #9
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

lifting straps are NOT recommended when doing cleans so i would be very careful with that..
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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Re: Hands getting torn up from pulling, help?

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lifting straps are NOT recommended when doing cleans so i would be very careful with that..
What Snir said. You can hurt your wrist and the straps wont allow a good front rack position. Plus if you miss the lift you CAN'T bail out.

Make sure you are gripping correctly. Grip with fingers not palms. See video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTqNSgCmM2s (safe for work)

otherwise use gloves or lots of chalk to fil lup some of the knurling.
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