this thread is a tribute to my calluses *cliffs and pic included

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  1. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I've had these calluses since about the 2nd week I started lifting 7 months ago.

    I used to hate them and tried to smooth them over with lotions and cocoa butter, I even wore gloves :greddy: for 2 weeks. However, I realized the error of my ways. I threw away the gloves and let my calluses be shown to the public. What once was disgusting and hideous to me, eventually became my tokens of pride, my visual and physical tribute to lifting. However, I ventured yet again off route in search to better my grip. I started using straps to DL weights over 275. I wasn't confident enough with my grip nor my calluses. THen GTLifter told me about the hook grip, and again my calluses saw freedom from the evil white cloth.

    It's been a month since I've been DLing w/o straps and switched to the hook grip, but the story doesn't end here.

    A joyous yet sad event occured today in the gym. After a week of failing at 335, today, a day of all days, I finally got it up. However, the victory was without loss. As soon as I put the treacherous weights down, I looked upon my hand, and there, on my left hand, my calluses were holding on to dear life.

    It was then I realized, there was nothing i could do for them but to bid farewell and cut them off, for I know they will return some day.


    R.I.P. my 1st calluses :wtc:
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    cliffs: calluses got torn off while I got 335 up and gloves/straps are :greddy:
     
  2. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

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    grip harder, use chalk.

    nice callouses. just make sure they dont get infected or else you're fucked.
     
  3. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    jesus, just get a block of chalk
     
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  5. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I ordered liquid chalk :o
     
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    Jay My shit don't stink

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    this threa d was supposed to be humorous :hs:
     
  7. AaronOC

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    your hands scare small children and me
     
  8. gosideways

    gosideways sr20omg

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    wow that's nasty. get some chalk.

    i've been paranoid about open wounds at the gym ever since i read that article about staph infections.
     
  9. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    Exactly why i wear gloves. I'd rather be considered a pansy than walk around with those.
     
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    good job on the pr btw
     
  12. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    peel them every week or so. theyll tear like that if they get too big. if you keep em peeled, theres always a fresh calous underneath already waiting to come out.
     
  13. BlinginAssRims

    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    yup
     
  14. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    That's nothing. My calluses ripped off while doing clapping pullups...but like an idiot did it on a knurled chin bar. Started bleeding. I still finished my sets and just wiped off the bar after.
    Good newb attempt though.:bigthumb:
     
  15. iceburgslim

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    There is nothing cool about calluses.
     
  16. Huge Evil Robot

    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    Mine always get ripped off after farmer's carries and heavy shrugs
     
  17. Grouch

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    try gripping more in the fingers above the calluses as opposed to in the palm.
     
  18. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    i've never really had problems with callouses
     
  19. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    gf never says anything about mine... but that shit can't feel good. Hopefully she just thinks its manly.
     
  20. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    fuck man go write a poem or something
     
  21. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    i have calluses on my palm pads as well as the pads on the first knuckle up on my fingers. i like my calluses too. someday when someone fucks with me, all i have to do is grab thier face, and with a quick swipe, i'll desurface thier face like sandpaper.
     
  22. CyberBullets

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    looks good man! :bigthumb:

    you could always put them back on with super glue ;).
     
  23. Alias

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    I had callouses that were pretty bad like those ones but they went away a while ago when I replaced shrugs with deadlifts :o
     
  24. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    :rofl: ok....

    Oh dear, dear callus
    Gone you are from my left hand
    Dead's won't be the same
    :wtc:
     
  25. forum95

    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    I remember I was watching WSM once, and some dood was doing heavy ass farmers walk, and he tore off like all of his callouses and his skin was just hanging there :eek5:
     
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