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Old 08-20-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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I feel lame asking this, but is there anything I can do to get my hands to heal up faster? Deadlifts, pullups, and farmer's walks are taking their toll on them and I'm wondering if I just need to man up or if there is something I can do to get them healed faster and be less painful.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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This might not be what you want to hear but it works, moisturise. More supple skin recovers better.

Me personally I've always had good skin so I've never had to moisturise, it's never been an issue. However some friends of mine who compete in Grip and Strongman competitions recommend moisturising. The better the skin, the quicker it will heal. Dry, rough hands get torn up and heal much, much slower.
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Faz I'll try it out.
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I recommend Versa Gripps for lifts like pullups and rows to take away some of the wear and tear.
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I feel lame asking this, but is there anything I can do to get my hands to heal up faster? Deadlifts, pullups, and farmer's walks are taking their toll on them and I'm wondering if I just need to man up or if there is something I can do to get them healed faster and be less painful.
Trim callouses down so they stand less chance of tears to start with; I think there is a thread on here somewhere that I put up about how to go about that.

Surgical spirits rubbed on to skin will toughen the area up; also ideal for heels, where runners and blisters are concerned etc.

If you do get a tear, keep it moist because moist tissue heals faster hence the reason that injuries inside the mouth do actually heal even though we can't/don't put plasters on them; I find the best way to ensure that small wounds stay moist is to use a lip balm stick on them.
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I feel lame asking this, but is there anything I can do to get my hands to heal up faster? Deadlifts, pullups, and farmer's walks are taking their toll on them and I'm wondering if I just need to man up or if there is something I can do to get them healed faster and be less painful.
Are you using chalk?
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Thanks Babs.

@wlfdg, only one a month or so these days. Current "gym" doesn't allow it.
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@wlfdg, only one a month or so these days. Current "gym" doesn't allow it.
What is up with that
It's chalk, not battery acid.
Chalk and keeping your calluses in check will solve your problem.
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I'm a member at Gold's Social Club since its the only thing really within driving range most days. They discourage noise, chalk, and effort. I've checked out a couple of other places, but really can't afford to drive 2 hours a day to a better place. Hoping to put together my own gym at home, but I'll need some time to put the money together.
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