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Old 01-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #11
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

I know it is not a firebreather move but I wear gloves. I have a wrist injury and started wearing them with wrist wrap plus I am a Chiro so callouses cost me money. Hasn't affected my WODS either way except the weekend of Angie Cindy etc-100 PU's + (probably helped).

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Old 01-18-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

I like these a lot http://www.newgrip.com/crossfit.html (wfs).
I recommend limiting their use to WODs that have a lot of pull-ups or for when your hands are healing from having torn, but when you need extra protection, the new grips are great.

You still need to keep your callouses trimmed.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:36 AM   #13
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

ever since my last rip, i've been wearing gloves. one of my members sell http://www.mechanix.com(WFS) so he brought me few pairs to try out and now i won't do 1 PU without them. not only does it protects your hand, when you grip on to a bar with tape, its sooooo grippy and nice. It makes my kips so much more stronger. Anyone that tries them loves em. I'm not sure if its the material they use on the bottom or what but i like em.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:37 AM   #14
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

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ever since my last rip, i've been wearing gloves. one of my members sell http://www.mechanix.com(WFS) so he brought me few pairs to try out and now i won't do 1 PU without them. not only does it protects your hand, when you grip on to a bar with tape, its sooooo grippy and nice. It makes my kips so much more stronger. Anyone that tries them loves em. I'm not sure if its the material they use on the bottom or what but i like em.
Which model of the mechanix do you use? I see a bunch on there.

Everyone else, thanks for the info. It's only on the same spot on each hand, right below my ring fingers. It's because of my grip...had another bad tear last night. I need to start filing down the calluses !
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:39 AM   #15
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

A while back I bought this book called the complete guide to Navy SEAL Fitness (it's a great book BTW). SEALs do hundreds of pullups without gloves and they Navy wouldn't be well served if half thier BUD/S candidates went out with hand injuries. The technique that the author, Stewart Smith, suggests is to turn the thumb over in your grip (such that your thumb is on the same side of the bar as your palm). I use this technique and have never had a problem with my hands tearing nor have I had to do any maintenance on them.

I will admit it make kips a little tricky but they can be done. You just have to be mindful of your grip.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:29 AM   #16
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i only wear gloves when i have torn my hands, try to use alot of chalk. As what was said before i usually tear my hands because i did not file/cut my caluses in time.
Overchalking almost certainly leads to torn hands.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:33 AM   #17
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Overchalking almost certainly leads to torn hands.
Oh man here we go again. I'll have to disagree Scott. Not caring for your hands and calluses leads to torn hands.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:37 AM   #18
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Oh man here we go again. I'll have to disagree Scott. Not caring for your hands and calluses leads to torn hands.
Haha. I didn't mean to start it up again, there are probably a bunch of factors to include:

poor hand care (probably number 1)
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:55 AM   #19
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

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I like these a lot http://www.newgrip.com/crossfit.html (wfs).
I recommend limiting their use to WODs that have a lot of pull-ups or for when your hands are healing from having torn, but when you need extra protection, the new grips are great.

You still need to keep your callouses trimmed.
Be careful with these.
I am not saying these items caused the problem - probably a lack of familiarity with them did - but we had 2 ladies at our gym fly off the bar when they tried using those things. Not good.
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