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Overhead squat 5-5-5-5-5 reps
Snatch balance 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Hang squat snatch 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Every day at the gym I always here the same complaint “My hands hurt” I am not trying to make fun of you guys because trust me my hands hurt just as bad. But there are ways we can fix this issue.
1). Moisturize your hands! Having dry skin will lead to having your hands tear wide open. Come up with a schedule and make it a habit of moisturizing every day.
2). Shave down your calluses! Having calluses is going to happen when doing Crossfit. So find a way to shave them down so they don’t get to big and tear during a workout.
3). Use tape, chalk, and grips. I am not saying if you use these that your hands will be pain free because they won’t. But if you take care of your hands and use these simple aids they will keep your hands feeling good.
4). Heal and protect your hands! When you do tear which everyone at some point is going to. Make sure you take care of it. Don’t keep using it and breaking it open and getting nasty fluids from your open sore all over the gym. Keep it wrapped up and protected so it can heal.
5). Rest! I know we have talked about rest a thousand times but here we go again. Make sure you are resting and I am not just talking about my muscles I’m talking about your hands and any other part of your body that gets sore from working out so hard. You need to rest for your body to get stronger and heal from all the pain you have put it through. So make sure you keep up on your hands. Because if they hurt working out is not going to be any fun.
-- Jesse Gunnell