-Games 2012 Track Snatch WOD, courtesy CF HQ
I'll admit it: it's not always pretty to have CF hands. While I used to reach for the gloves prior to touching a dumbbell pre-CF, my desire to improve my performance far outweighs my hand appearance these days. You decide: perfectly manicured hands, or bar muscle-ups? If you envision pull-ups in your future, rough hands and horrified looks at the nail salon are the real-life price for the ability to bust out the bar skills. But just cause the hands are gonna get rugged, doesn't mean that they don't have to be maintained. Don't wait till they bust and you are forced to deal with the resulting injury; start paying attention and caring for your paws now, before they tear. Unfortunately, ripped hands are sometimes paraded around as a CF badge of honor. But don't get it twisted...they hurt terribly, can completely screw up your training schedule, and can usually be avoided in the first place!
Check out this awesome article by Tabata Times on prevention, treatment, and taping. Ronny and Melody's secret to maintaining CF hands? The Dremel power tool + buffer kit. I'm dead serious-this tool is a life saver for calluses (and you can sell your spouse on it by showing how handy you will be with all those fix-it projects around the house!)
Tabata Times Hand Repair Article
Workout for Wed, July 25, 2012
-3 rep Max "Tap n Go" Squat Clean
-10 min AMRAP: 2,4,6,8...pushups - Chest to Deck! Between each set, run.
OLY Class 630pm