Wednesday 110824

Three rounds for time of:

15 Dumbbell snatch, right arm
30 Double unders 
15 Dumbell snatch, left arm
30 Double unders

Post time to comments. 

Chris working his weaknesses and putting in the time, great job Chris.

Hands, Hands, Hands!

Torn hands

Is this acceptable?  Just because we do CrossFit does that mean we have to be bad-asses to the bone? Should we keep going while blood is dripping down our arms?  I dare to say no.  Maybe in competition this is an acceptable level of tissue abuse, but on a day-to-day basis, it is unnecessarily crippling.  Not mention it inhibits one's ability to train as hard as they could have.  So what is the solution?

Hand care 101:

Step one:  Get a Foot razor and a pumice at your local drug store (target is the cheapest we've found).

Corn callous shaver  Pumice

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.  Check out Rage Fitness they sell them for $9.95 and are located in Denver.

There is a nutrition discussion today at 7:30pm.  Come one, come all! Begin to not only workout like a superhero, but eat like one too. 


  1. I’ll say it again. I refuse to rip if I can help it. I’m one of those people who don’t feel like it’s worth it. If I were in a competition, that’s different but I feel like the down time (and pain) from ripping just from a workout isn’t something I am willing to suck up anymore. Plus, biohazard on the bars!

  2. Amanda K. :

    Yeah. It’s taken a couple nasty rips for me to learn that lesson. Getting the last 1 or 2 pull ups is not worth it if you have to tend to hurty hands during the next few wods. Protect those precious hands.

  3. Jim Duwve :

    I use a Dremel tool and sand my callouses down. It’s very handy and I actually use it in the middle of a WOD if I feel my callouses stiffing up. Also, when you feel your callouses starting to get hard, jump of the bar stretch them out and regrip the bar. It will at least delay the tear.

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