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    Phate89 is offline Bond Boy
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    Calluses on palms from lifting...

    For a while now when I lift heavy it's been ripping some skin off above the palm of my hand, below each finger theres a circular callus where the skin keeps ripping off when i lift, its kinda gross. is this normal, or should i start wrapping a towel around the bar,

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    goergen1 is offline Wearing a Cool Hat
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    Calluses on palms from lifting...
    Sweeeeeet. Thats how you know you are headed in the right direction.

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    I prefer lifting gloves, but I'm delicate like a flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEF View Post
    I prefer lifting gloves, but I'm delicate like a flower.
    Yeah your a flower all right. Mine hands are hard now from physical work and lifting I have absoutely no problems ever getting a blister.

    The bigger your calluses the better!

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    Typhon is offline Chicken Plucker
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    If you didn't get them I'd be worried. The only time they ever bothered me was one started to bleed under the skin.

    My Girlfriend hates them, I'm not allowed near her if she's wearing stockings or tights

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    ~LV~ is offline Macronutrient Manipulator
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    Mine can cut glass.

    It's perfectly normal though and if they bother you that much you can get some lifting gloves or use a towel or straps, depending on the lift.

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    illiniphase4 is offline Third Set
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    It's normal... and even lifting gloves can always prevent them, though they can reduce the severity of the calluses. If it's really bothering you, then I recommend using one of those rough stones sold to remove calluses and a good lotion.

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    happysj56 is offline First Set
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    I am really proud of the calluses I've built up- they make me feel like I'm a hard-core lifter...

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    illiniphase4 is offline Third Set
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    Quote Originally Posted by happysj56 View Post
    I am really proud of the calluses I've built up- they make me feel like I'm a hard-core lifter...
    That's how I felt too until I accidentally scratched my girlfriend when I was trying to give her a nice massage.

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    Phate89 is offline Bond Boy
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    I was just curious whether it was alright to have them, i actually like them as well, they make me feel like i am an actual weight lifter..next time i see someone who says they lift weights i'm going to ask " Let me see your palms "

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    Quote Originally Posted by illiniphase4 View Post
    It's normal... and even lifting gloves can always prevent them, though they can reduce the severity of the calluses. If it's really bothering you, then I recommend using one of those rough stones sold to remove calluses and a good lotion.
    During the throwing season that's kinda' what we do. While we're in the shower, we'll shave the calluses down so they don't tear off and we have bleeding hands all over the throwing implements.

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    Typhon is offline Chicken Plucker
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derwyddon View Post
    I wear gloves because I don't want to hurt my wee wittle hands
    You only a girl anyway, you couldn't possibley lift enough to give you calluses

    **Runs for cover**

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    chalk FTW. doubt it stops them but so far it has stop me ripping my callouses again and getting blood all over the oly bar when doing rack pulls and forcing me to finish the sets with tissue in one hand

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    theGOOCH is offline International Man of Mystery
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    I agree with the others that say to take them down a little to keep them from ripping. you can use a stone or shave 'em I've picked them or used scissors in a pinch

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    Once mine start to peel, I bite them off and eat em. Bad habit...or tasty treat?

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