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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