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Old 07-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #11
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This may be of some use for someone in the future on caring for the hands.

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:53 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. I have cut the flap of skin off. Thankfully there was no bleeding. It seems to be healing nicely but I will need to file down the hard bit before lifting tonight to avoid tearing again I think.
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Thanks guys. I have cut the flap of skin off. Thankfully there was no bleeding. It seems to be healing nicely but I will need to file down the hard bit before lifting tonight to avoid tearing again I think.
And don't forget, moist tissue repairs quicker than dry tissue...which is why wounds in the mouth heal faster than those on the body, contrary to what we'd expect to occur.

So, basically, even if you'd prefer not to cover it, make sure you put some form of balm on it etc...I find lip balm is great for most wounds and promoting healing, easy to reapply and remains on for longer with less mess.
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Tore another one on my other hand this weekend Need to start filing these down, moisturising and taping my thumbs.
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Tore another one on my other hand this weekend Need to start filing these down, moisturising and taping my thumbs.
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The hot weather dosn't help. Skins can gets= very damp and more easy to tear. However the tears will probably be less 'dramatic'.

As you discovered, cut off, and tape up. Or go to straps if you havn't finished the session.

Got a nice bloodblister from a hooked rack pull the other day. TBH now I am hook I tend to get more split thumbs than torn calluses.
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TBH now I am hook I tend to get more split thumbs than torn calluses.
is all I have to say on that...however, thanks for bringing it up, hopefully I can avoid it now
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Only small splits. Actually easier to work around than a torn callus.

Now the student in Vietnam whom I saw got his thumb between the safety block and trolley system on a smith machine. Now that was a split thumb!
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Yeah it's definitely the clammy hands from the hot weather that's causing the issue. My thumbs are hardening up nicely on the hook grip now but I'm yet to pull anything over 200 with them to really test.
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Only small splits. Actually easier to work around than a torn callus.

Now the student in Vietnam whom I saw got his thumb between the safety block and trolley system on a smith machine. Now that was a split thumb!
Haha, one more reason to avoid the smith machine then
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