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Got Hand Care?

I saw a lot of you talking about hand tears on Monday…time to re-cap some hand care tips!

  1. Grip the bar with your fingers, not your palm. I know, it’s hard, but it prevents palm tears, which are the toughest to treat and avoid.
  2. Keep your calluses in check- regularly sand them down with a pumice stone or nail file, and use hot/cold water contrast baths to loosen the dead skin.
  3. Use tape on known weak spots of your hands (only enough to prevent tears, not as a safety blanket).
  4. Use chalk during workouts to maintain a dry skin surface.
  5. Repair tears with Neosporin to help it heal!

Here’s a couple video links too!

Gretchen talks tape


Keeping calluses in check


All Levels WOD


Front Squat 3×3 @ 75%, 2×3 @ 80%, based on 3RM


5 Rounds
8 Goblet Squats
8 Lunges (front rack, right)
8 Lunges (front rack, left)

Level 1 WOD


Front Squat 5×5


Same as All Levels class.

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