One thing that can totally bring training to a halt is ripped hands. CrossFitters create a ton of friction with Oly Lifts, Kettlebell Swings and the grandaddy of them all …..kipping pull ups. So the question is how to take care of your hands so you don’t rip so there is no missed training!
In October, we hosted the CF Kettlebell cert. It was two full days of swinging, cleaning and snatching Kettlebells. My hands felt like they were on fire. While my hands didn’t totally rip, I had some little rips and lots of calluses.
So I did some research on what the KB folks did for their hands. Through that research I found the products above.
I use the pumice stone right after showering when the skin is soft. It will help take the dead skin off and buff the callouses. Then I apply a small dab of the cornhuskers lotion to keep the skin protected. Occasionally when my hands are dry I use the pedi egg to take excess skin.
My hands have stayed healthy. I have found it to be pretty effective. Find a good strategy to keep your hands healthy!
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December 8, 2010 at 12:14 am -
I will testify that Rob got me on this hand treatment program and I must say my hands have never been healthier.
With as much grip intensive exercises that we do within our program, this is a must to keep your hands healthy and free of injury. The last thing we crossfitters want to do is be sidelined because of some seriously messed up hands. Not only is it extremely painful to suffer from torn calluses but it is embarrassing and downright pathetic. The last thing I want to do is sit out of a traditional 21-15-9 because of torn calluses and blisters?? Just doesn’t sound right. Maybe a broken neck but not wittle baby bwisters.
So, take the advice and head to your local Walgreens or CVS where these items can be purchased for less that 15$ collectively. These three items all have their own unique uses. Use the pumice stone post-shower like Rob said. The “Pedi-egg” to grind down those really tough, thick callusses and the “Cornhuskers” lotion to soothe and soften those paws.
A couple minutes every week or so will do the job. Prevent the pain before it happens and lets face it, no one is really a fan of the “man hands”.