WOD:   8/27/15

For time:
Run 400 meters
50 pull-ups
Run 400 meters
50 push-ups
Run 400 meters
50 sit-ups
Run 400 meters
50 squats

 Gymnastics grips are they way to go! They take a bit of getting used to, but are well worth the lack of tears in your hands. Visit  http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-v2-gymnastic-grips  to get yourself a pair.

Gymnastics grips are they way to go! They take a bit of getting used to, but are well worth the lack of tears in your hands. Visit http://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-v2-gymnastic-grips to get yourself a pair.

It is inevitable that at some point during crossfit you’re going to get a tear in your hands. It is one of those things that just comes with the territory. We tease and joke after someone tears for their first time as a right of passage. However in the big picture tearing is really just a pain in the ass and can hinder your training while you wait for your hand to heal. It is important to take of your hands by filing down your calluses so they are even. And now there are lots of tools to protect your hands while we are doing high volume bar work too. I personally am a huge fan of simple leather gymnastic straps. While at first they may take a little getting used to and breaking in, once that's over worrying about tearing becomes an afterthought and you can just think about training! There are all kinds of new snazzy ones that have hit the market that have wrist support plus hand protection. Look around the box and see what people have if you’re interested and ask how they like them! I think it is something that is worth the investment to keep you on track with your training.

By Sean Mackey

Workout Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.