Calluses - How Do You Deal With Them?

Discussion in 'All About Training' started by andyboro, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. andyboro

    andyboro Fat

    I figured with the plethora of folk significantly stronger than I on here that this would be a good place to ask lol.

    How do you guys keep calluses down? Back days are getting pretty painful now as the bar does its best to rip them from my hands!

    do you just hack them off, or is there a better way?
  2. Grimnir

    Grimnir The black triangle is God

    I just peel them off. You could try the sholl stuff for hard dry heel skin.
  3. Rentaghost

    Rentaghost Moderator Staff Member

    Wait till they tear off/rip them off
  4. New Hybrid

    New Hybrid all time third top poster brahs!

    Tend to leave them until they open then use nail clippers on the flap.
  5. holly

    holly Stong Beastie

    I'm a fucker for picking mine off, but you could sand them down.
  6. holly

    holly Stong Beastie

    The problem with waiting for them to tear is you never know if it's going to take half your hand with it
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  7. Arterial Dan

    Arterial Dan Administrator Staff Member

    Reapply chalk between every set. (powered chalk not liquid)

    Never had a problem since I switched over to powered chalk.
  8. andyboro

    andyboro Fat

    Yeah, stuff waiting for them to tear.. it knacks enough as it is lol.

    I do use powdered chalk, maybe I need to take them right back first and keep them well chalked.
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  9. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Moderator Staff Member

    Gloves (runs and hides)
    I've always just got a Stanley knife in the past and just 'shaved' them off.
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  10. dirtyvest

    dirtyvest Elite Member

    A few ways...

    Shave them off with one of my wife's old Venus lady shave things (works quite well when wet)
    I sand them down with my Mrs electric pedi-file thing (you see them on TV)
    I cutt hem off with nail clippers
  11. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Moderator Staff Member

    These are really good, I had a fungal nail infection on both my thumb nails and just ground the infection out, been sorted since.
  12. The Red Meat Kid

    The Red Meat Kid Elite Member

    Scrub them down with foot scrub personally. Never had an issue with tearing.. Maybe I don't lift heavy enough
  13. Ernst

    Ernst Member

    Training more often will seem counter productive, but it will cause your calluses to heal faster
  14. GymRatGresham

    GymRatGresham King of Bad Jokes

    I just bite/pick them off when I can.
    Only downside when it takes half your palm off with it.
  15. Drago

    Drago Elite Member

    Bite them off