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fpr
02-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Shave down your callusses! Pulled up a nice flap of skin while doing deadlifts, didn't hurt or anything but it's going to be a problem for near future workouts.
Do you guys think I should cut off the extra flap of skin or leave it as is? I've heard mention about using some type of bonding glue meant for the skin, any names?

Reko
02-15-2009, 10:00 PM
if its already torn just cut it off the rest of the way.

gatorman2k6
02-15-2009, 10:07 PM
I'm interested in this too. I have torn my callus for 3 weeks straight while pulling. I have tried sanding them down but it doesn't really work because it has never fully healed by the time I pull again.

fpr
02-16-2009, 12:12 AM
ok -- it's about the size of a dime, time to get out the scissors.

hey gator what part of nova you at? I'm in annandale/ffx

BigTallOx
02-16-2009, 02:26 AM
Ouch, sounds painful. I hope it heals up quickly for you.

jefflance1
02-16-2009, 07:24 AM
Okay, this will hurt like a mofo but it works great or at least for me it did. Before I learned the fine art of shaving calluses I ripped a nice chunk out of my palm. I took crazy glue and glued the whole thing over and then for the next week or so when I went to pull I used cloth tape and wrapped my palms to help prevent anymore damage to the area.

vdizenzo
02-16-2009, 08:34 AM
Crazy glue works wonders on calluses.

Sensei
02-16-2009, 09:30 AM
My vote is for cutting off the extra skin, disinfecting the crap out of it, and letting it heal.

Too late now, but these are great. Get one:
http://agkbeauty.com/prodimg/5050_CallusShaver.jpg

rbtrout
02-16-2009, 09:41 AM
Sensei, it looks like a bottle opener, I use one of those when doing the heavy 24 oz lifts.

I keep my calluses 'trimmed' down on a weekly basis. I haven't torn one during lifting, yet.

Guido
02-16-2009, 10:59 AM
I've only torn calluses off a couple times, but never too bad. I pick at mine all the time, though, so they never get so thick that they will come off easily.

Brian Hopper
02-16-2009, 12:14 PM
My vote is for cutting off the extra skin, disinfecting the crap out of it, and letting it heal.

Too late now, but these are great. Get one:
http://agkbeauty.com/prodimg/5050_CallusShaver.jpg

What is this thing, and where do you get it?

gatorman2k6
02-16-2009, 12:57 PM
hey gator what part of nova you at? I'm in annandale/ffx

I'm from Springfield technically, but I went to Annandale HS.

gatorman2k6
02-16-2009, 12:57 PM
I'm not really trying to buy a callus shaver, would sand paper work because that is what I have been using the past week or so?

jefflance1
02-16-2009, 01:31 PM
Someone (I don't remember who) from this forum suggested using your old razors after they were too dull to shave with. I tried that and it works great and saves you from having to purchase a special tool to shave your calluses.

WILD BILL
02-16-2009, 01:57 PM
Sounds to me your pulling to heavy, you should never pull more then 225lbs for reps ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sensei
02-16-2009, 02:22 PM
What is this thing, and where do you get it?
It's a callous shaver. I got mine at Target.

You could go with a dulled razor, but I've cut myself too deep with those before, so the callous shaver was a good investment of $3.

Sandpaper or pumice stone, or just picking at them would probably do the job just as well.

fpr
02-16-2009, 02:50 PM
Sounds to me your pulling to heavy, you should never pull more then 225lbs for reps ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn, that's how much I was pulling when it happened!11!!!!1!!!11!!!! :clown:

Cards
02-16-2009, 03:05 PM
i take mine off with a knife lol. seems to work. just takes a bit of practice to not cut off the living skin.

bigdayday
02-18-2009, 04:41 PM
I have been training for around 13 years and have never experienced these huge calluse tears you hear and see. I have some pretty callused hands, but when the calluses get tough they will always peel off like dead skin. Usually after a really hot shower, washing my car or dishes will cause them to peel off. But also whenever my hands get really dry and rough from alot of chalk use I will put some lotion on my hands to prevent those kinds of tears from happening. Go ahead and knock it but its what will keep your hands healthy. Consider it hand prehab.

KarstenDD
02-18-2009, 04:55 PM
Moar Chalk