WOD: 7-11-13

by: Gino Escalante in: WODs
10 Jul

 

 

 GS: 12 min AMRAP of:

20 second bottom of Push Up Hold
20 second Hollow Plank Hold
20 second Lateral Plank Hold (each side) 20 second Downward Dog Hold

WOD L1: 11 min AMRAP of:

600M Run
10 Burpees
20 Pull Ups
30 Burpees
20 Pull Ups
10 Burpees

Farmer’s Carry AMRAP any load (each length is 1 rep)

1 length = 15 steps measured before hand

WOD L2: 11 min AMRAP of:

600M Run
10 Burpees
15 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
40 Burpees
15 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
10 Burpees

Farmer’s Carry AMRAP any load (each length is 1 rep)

1 length = 15 steps measured before hand

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Jazzy jazz hands…

So lets say your hands are smooth/dry/monkey gripping/unmoist/chalked up perfectly…congratulations!  To best ensure that things remain perfect we have to build up the perfect callus.  From Wikipedia:  “A callus (or callosity) is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Rubbing that is too frequent or forceful will cause blisters rather than allow calluses to form.”

The right calluses can make all of the difference between cruising through Pull Ups or shaking the fire off your hands from having barely touched the bar.  To insure that you build the appropriately callused hands, but don’t go overboard, you have to start out slow and scale whatever movements you need to.  Building up the proper level of calluses will take time.

Once you have your calluses, how do you know if they are just the right amount of hardened skin?  Take a look at your hands to find out.  Are the spots where you have your calluses a different color than the rest of your hand?  Are they a lighter color or very shiny when put against a light?  Does it feel like you can move your callus independent from your hand?  If the answer to any of those questions was yes, then you mind have a ticking time bomb in your hands (pun intended).

Thicker calluses that fall into any of the categories listed above may be too thick and more susceptible to getting ripped off.  These  anterior palmar aperture are never fun and take about 10 days to fully recover provided that you don’t re-tear at any point.  To best battle your thick calluses, you have to literally shave them off.  Pumice stone, pedi egg, power drills, or actual razorblades should be tools in your set of tools to battle what should be a very minor issue.

More solutions tomorrow,

CG

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