TRAINERS TAPE AT THE BOX…AND HOW TO TAPE!
**ATTN : Overdrivers!
WE NOW CARRY TAPE, PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS’ TAPE, AT $4 PER ROLL! SO, NO MORE WORRYING ABOUT WHO HAS TAPE(THANKS KUCH AND DOUG FOR BEING SO GENEROUS OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS WITH YOUR PERSONAL SUPPLY!)
Tearing your hands hurts and can take two weeks to recover from. So how the heck do you prevent hand tears? Our recommendation is to build up tissue tolerance and improve grip without the aid of tape. However, this takes time so here is our professional tip of the day: make reusable tape gloves that will save your hands during high rep pull-up WOD’s. (Keep hands callous free daily with a pumice or heel shaver).
First, start with a piece of tape that is more than double the length of your hand. Fold it in half lengthwise. Then, make a bend in it and keep the two sides as close as possible.
Next, take the roll of tape and tape from the bend at the top (the finger hole) all the way to the bottom and continue halfway up the back side. You’ll want two strips for each hand, which you’ll secure with a section of tape around the wrist and a section around the palm.
There you have it – when you’re done with your 20 minutes of pull-ups you can unwrap the wrist and palm and save the two finger strips. These are nearly as good as gymnast straps and can be used in your next marathon pull-up WOD Enjoy!