The following tips on hand care is courtesy of CrossFit Park City. For more in-depth information beyond the simple steps below, please visit FITBOMB’s blog post about CrossFit Hand Care or read the blog post from CrossFit Fort Hood.

Ripping your hands is not cool, and doesn’t need to happen. Hand rips can take a while to heel, are painful, annoying and may prevent you from training to you full capacity for a while. Here are a few tips to help you keep from tearing:

Hand Care 101:

Step one:

 Get a Foot razor and a pumice at your local drug store (Target is the cheapest we’ve found).

Step two:

 When in the shower, first shave the callouses on your hands gently. No need to do this for time folks, be careful not to over do it.

Step three:

  Use soap and a pumice to smooth them out.

Step four:

Have nice and smooth hands that rip less and interrupt training less.

No excuses, take care of your hands.

If your hands are still excessively tender, consider buying gymnastics straps. We do not recommend any other type of glove as they can cause a loss of grip the the bar.

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