Thursday 111027

As many rounds as possible in 10:00 minutes of:
20 Box jumps, 24" (20")
15 Wall balls, 20# (14#)
10 Dumbbell burpees, 40# (25#) 

Post rounds and reps to comments.
Wall ball madness at the park.

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.

Don’t forget about the Halloween WOD potluck on Sunday the 30th of October.  We are going to have fun lifting some weight while trying to not smear my fake blood!  After the WOD we are going to be enjoying some creepy food.  I am thinking of making some Ghoulish meatballs or Vampire wood steaks.  The family is invited to come and join the festivities. 



  1. Jeff "CueBall" :

    Lol this is so funny this is posted about handcare. My gf freaks out everytime I do it and I’ve tried to explain why but this proves my point!
    Then she laughed at me today coming home from yesterday’s WOD and filling the tub with ice for a bath. She didn’t think it was necessary cause I was runnin in the snow!
    CF is bad ass but I totally agree it is necessary to take care of yourself. I say this as I’m rollin out and cryin like a baby.

  2. Slaughter :

    Hey All – Saturday Halloween WOD
    But also….
    Halloween Party on Friday night @ the Slaughterhouse – nothing fancy just some good ol’ costumed up goodness with paleo treats and gluten free beer fun. All are invited!! 8:30 PM – Address is 3233 Zenobia St, Denver CO 80212. Feel free to bring drinks or snacks to share but not necessary. My phone # is 858-449-8695.
    Cheers all!!! Halloween Rocks hope to see lots of friendly faces there!

  3. Jeremy :

    3 rds, 14 box jumps RX’d. Eeeeesh.

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