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« on: December 16, 2006, 09:27:15 PM »

I wear gloves (good gloves too) and still have callouses. Any suggestions or is this part of the journery...
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 03:06:57 AM »

I wear gloves (good gloves too) and still have callouses. Any suggestions or is this part of the journery...

It's different for girls I suppose, but I don't wear them.

The callouses you probably can't avoid because of the pressure.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006, 09:26:35 AM »

I think they are part of the journey...like bumps and potholes in a heavily used road.  They are telltale signs of your struggles in the gym and your dedication to move past those struggles.  I've never worn gloves because powerlifting didn't allow it in the meets, and I didn't like doing something in practice that I wouldn't be allowed to do in the meet. 

I apply lotion to my hands constantly while at work and at home, so that helps to keep them a little smoother.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006, 02:53:35 PM »

  They are telltale signs of your struggles in the gym and your dedication to move past those struggles. 

Thanks Jodi, I like the way that sounds!
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2006, 04:30:10 PM »

I pound my hands into a board covered with rope  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 03:58:55 PM »

I pound my hands into a board covered with rope  Smiley

And as my therapist would say......"and how does that make you feel Huh?"
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006, 06:43:14 PM »

And as my therapist would say......"and how does that make you feel Huh?"
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 LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2006, 04:01:11 PM »

it's called kontikakye, it's done as a hand hardening process, taken very slowly over the years
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2006, 05:58:31 PM »

it's the hardening of them that I'm not fond of, I'd like to be able to lift thw wy I do AND have soft hands...
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 04:16:39 AM »

I wear gloves (good gloves too) and still have callouses. Any suggestions or is this part of the journery...

I used to wear gloves all the time and as soon as I forgot them or just didnt wear them I would get callouses.  I stopped wearing them and now I dont get them.  Sometimes the rubbing of the gloves can make it worse.  Also I think my hands have toughened up ---- dont get me wrong they arent rough as hell!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 03:55:49 PM »

it's not to harden the hands' skin, it's to harden the bones within that hand.  they even have ointments to use after sessions to keep the skin from getting deformed callouses
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2006, 08:21:35 PM »

it's not to harden the hands' skin, it's to harden the bones within that hand.  they even have ointments to use after sessions to keep the skin from getting deformed callouses
Interesting meddy what is the cream called??
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