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TACDGB Posts: 6,132
11/7/13 6:09 P

I wear gloves and don't have any of those issues. It also helps with sweaty hands too.

SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
11/7/13 3:07 P

I wear gloves for comfort but I still have calluses. I wear them as a badge of honor.

IVYLASS SparkPoints: (123,486)
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11/7/13 1:55 P

I agree...get some weightlifting gloves.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (143,140)
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11/7/13 12:40 P

LEC,

I agree. You can't beat a decent set of weight lifting gloves to protect your hands.

Many bars I have used have the cross hatching. I've found that cross hatching can really dig into your skin if you don't wear gloves while lifting a heavy weight. it's not bad with the lighter weights, but lift past 30+ and gripping the bar can be uncomfortable. I find the glove help me hold the bar comfortably as well as protect my hands.

Of course, I've always seemed to have callouses on my hands. Never had blisters when I lift.



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11/7/13 11:13 A

A good pair of gloves will definitely help. Not to mention, they make lifting easier. You get a better grip.

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11/7/13 9:51 A

Ok. Thanks for the tips!

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11/7/13 9:36 A

pop the blisters and then shave the calluses.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,740)
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11/7/13 9:32 A

Will that work even if the blisters are under the calluses?

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11/7/13 8:54 A

I'd shave down the calluses with a corn plane after showering. If it is flat, it won't rip.

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11/7/13 8:49 A

Well 10+ years of fencing pretty much killed the idea of nice hands emoticon . It also cured me of the idea that my nails would ever look nice since fencing+long nails = bad news bears. I was kind of hoping to actually grow nails for once in my life but my job and strength training seem to be saying no.

The calluses formed relatively quickly but every time I lift it feels like a blister is growing underneath the calluses. Is this normal?

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11/7/13 8:35 A

gloves do help to some extent, but it also helps to remember something one of my very wise clients once said.

"nice hands or nice body, take your pick."

I am really obsessed with nail polish, and I have perfectly manicured nails every day of my life, but the base of my fingers all have thick calluses.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,740)
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11/7/13 8:24 A

I strength train 2x a week and I have calluses on the balls of my fingers (right where the palm meets the fingers) and they seem to get worse whenever my nails have any length to them at all. So two questions: is there something wrong with my grip that is causing these calluses (I think its mostly from my deadlifts and pull ups)? and would gloves help?

Thanks!

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