Hands, Hands, Hands!

Is this acceptable? Just because we do CrossFit does that mean we have to be bad-asses to the bone? Should we keep going while blood is dripping down our arms?  I dare to say no.  Maybe in competition this is an acceptable level of tissue abuse, but on a day-to-day basis, it is unnecessarily crippling.  Not mention it inhibits one’s ability to train as hard as they could have.  So what is the solution?

Hand care 101:

Step one: Get a Foot razor and a pumice at your local drug store (target is the cheapest we’ve found).

Step two: When in the shower, first shave the callouses on your hands gently.  No need to do this for time folks, be careful not to over do it.

Step three: Use soap and a pumice to smooth them out.

Step four: Have nice and smooth hands that rip less and interrupt training less.

No excuses, take care of your hands. If your hands are still excessively tender, consider buying gymnastics straps.


Tech/Strength : Squat Snatch
30 minutes to find 1 RM

WOD : 10 min AMRAP of
30 Double Unders
15 Power Snatches(75/55)


Watch the world record holder from Korea perform all her lifts. PAY ATTENTION TO HER SET-UP, SPEED IN GETTING UNDER THE BAR, AND STRONG OVERHEAD POSITION!