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Old 01-08-2014, 08:27 AM   #21
Gary Lundy
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Re: Hand Tears

Originally Posted by Bryan Hood View Post
Why haven't you done this already? Don't get football gloves. Too sticky. I've got a pair of Mizuno baseball gloves I've used since the spring. I chalk my hands, put them on, then chalk my gloves. No tears. No shame in taking care of yourself. Sure, blood is cool...whatever. Not being able to do anything with your not. It's not like you're wearing maxi pads on your hands. Be smart and protect them. Go buy gloves today!
Couldn't agree with this more. Most of the time gloves aren't necessary, but if you're doing a wod with a crazy amount of pullups, muscle ups, etc, throw something on to protect your hands. Some people seem to think tears are a badge of honor. They aren't. They limit your ability to workout and perform daily functions. Get gloves.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:09 AM   #22
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Re: Hand Tears

One has to take responsibility for their training too. If, during a wod, the hands start getting hot. Then don't keep coming back for more - either rest a little or do some other movement that simulates the training effect.

For example.
In a workout that contains 100 pull-ups. If, after doing 75 of them your hands are on fire, don't worry about your time. Live to fight another day. Be sensible and let your hands cool off. Contsnatly check your hands and ensure you put them on the bar properly. To finish the workout out, either wait, or go and do ring rows or pull-ups on the rings. Same with T2B, switch to toes through rings. Your training will still be good, you can continue with some level of intensity, and you're hands are less likely to rip.

Even with the gloves and perfect hand-care, stupidity will not prevent hand tears.
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