callous upkeep...

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Skeletor, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. Skeletor

    Skeletor Guest

    what do you guys do to prevent callouses from ripping?



    It seems like as long as I DL every week, my callouses stay pretty fresh and strong and don't peel or anything...


    I'm afraid they'll get really dry and then tear... any tips?
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    pummice stone and trim them.

    Rice digs also help the toughness of your hand and your overall grip.

    (fill a bucket with rice and rock salt, take a handfull and crush it to dust... repeat)
     
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    cut them off
     
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    make a skin box
     
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    gloves (not gay)
     
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    Just dont eat them untill u have at least a months worth, or else its pointless.
     
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    Sandpaper.






    (this is a serious reply:hs:)
     
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    Fingernail clippers after the shower.
     
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    cuticle clippers work better. no i'm not gay.
     
  10. Skeletor

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    what happens if i don't clip them? will they just keep growing or eventually tear? :noes:


    this shit isn't just on the top of my palm, it's from the middle of my palm up to the first joint of my fingers (first joint being the one closest to fingertips)... that's a lot of shit to be cutting at.
     
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    I ripped a couple of callous's open before all it felt like was a blister but it hurt like a bitch for the first 2 mins then the sting went away......but it sucked because people would grap my hand
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I just pick at mine when i'm bored... I like having rough hands :dunno:

    I picked one after a shower by accident the other day and I ripped off about 6 extra layers more than I wanted to... it bled :hsd:
     
  13. Skeletor

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    i just don't want my shit to bleed, especially after reading articles about staph infections from touching gym equipment.


    but yeah if they only tear through the calloused skin and not all the way through to where it bleeds, then it's a non-issue.
     
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    Pull em off in class ( keeps me sane)
     
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    :werd: to the rice digs
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    this forum gets weirder and weider :run:

    soon i'll have to go grocery shopping for food and equipment :bigthumb:
     
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    rofl.. same here.
     
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    I cut mine off once per week. I also use the rice digs. I'm thinking about trying some sandpaper or a drimmel tool.
     
  19. MaineSucks

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    I'm gonna break out the plasma cutter next week
     
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    On a side note, I would like to total the number of posts I have!!
     
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    I wear my callouses with pride, I've earned them and damn proud of my calloused hands.

    My gf on the otherhand does not let me touch her with my hands, which is good b/c it get's me out of giving her backrubs. :o
     
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    everyone wears their callouses with pride. however, when they get too big they are more likely to rip, so you gotta keep em tame
     
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    I haven't ripped one since I started using the rice and rock salt!!
     
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    I useed to rip them at least every 3 months...
    I started wearing gloves, and now they stay tough, but not hard enough to tear open.
     
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