That’s right, ripping is NOT good!
This month we will be working on pull ups and kipping pull ups. That means a lot of time on the bar. Because of the time we will be spending on the bar we want to make sure we take care of our hand, to minimize tearing, ripping or blisters as much as possible. When I first started crossfitting I felt my rips, even more so, my bloody rips were small “trophies”. “Look how hard I pushed it” as I would flash my hands with one or more rips on them. Thank goodness the years have wised me up and now I know that was a crazy way of thinking. Not only did those “trophies” keep me off the bar for the next few days, but they kept me from completing WOD’s, exposed my heads to possible infection and hurt like heck when I washed my hair! This link has a pretty good article on ways to take care of those sweet hands of yours. Read it and take what you will from it. Everyone is different, find what works best for you and your hands!
11/March/2014 Tuesday WOD:
20 min AMRAP
30 wall ball (20/14)
20 burpee box jumps (24/20)
10 strict pull ups
Sport: row 30/30 20 mins challenging pace
5×2 weighted chin ups
Reminder: Yoga, Wednesday night at 7:45pm