This is part two of my video series of taking care of your hands - how to make a protective tape wrap for your hands. This is the best method I know for protecting your hands (or existing rips) from workouts with a lot of pull ups. Watch and use... and don't forget to keep your calluses trimmed (from part 1)!
21-15-9 rep rounds, for time, of:
Squat snatch (95/65)
Chest to bar Pull-ups
I feel like I just got access to a jedi master - thank you! This type of tip via video is HUGELY helpful - keep em coming!
Great Video Andy. At crossfitvirtuosity.com they have a series of pictures about how to make these but this video is better. Maybe a goal could be to have a tv mounted in the little room with a library of exercise videos on how to do the exercises, safety tips, hand care, (what am I saying, whole body care), etc so when people come in to practice there can be references right there.
is that a donut on your desk?!?!?
This is great, and these do work. I would like to hear more about bar grip, how you actually hold the bar. I have tried overhand(no thumb), with the thumb locked around the bar, tried thick bar, but I always seem to tear on Cindy or high rep pullup stuff.
Max - I wish I had a helmet cam... that is my "Mom" cam. She happens to be in town and held the camera for me!
Julia - that is a buffalo burger - leftover from dinner!
Chris - I have found that an overhand grip, thumbs over the bar with a 1 1/4" od bar works best for preventing rips. I also know people who no matter what bar / grip they use, their hands rip. That usually has more to do with keeping your calluses trimmed properly than with the grip or the bar.
Comparison points (Mid-Atlantic Qualifiers WoD#4):
Top Men's time: 5:59 (5th place: 6:56, 10th place: 7:43)
Top Women's time: 9:07 (5th place: 10:18, 10th place: 11:56)
3-2-1-GO! [Great video, Andy!]
Great Video. saved my hands on the Quals. Kick ass on the Elizabeth Today! I have other obligations this Sat. but I'm there in Spirit!