How to Care for your Messed up Crossfit Hands

Posted by Danielle Pettifor on

First of all, if you've got blisters and ripped calluses, heal them up quick!

  • Soak your hands in a warm Epsom Salt bath (caution: it may sting a wee bit) 

  • Pat dry.

  • Put a small amount of Neosporin on them and secure with gauze and tape for the first few hours.of a bad rip.

  • Keep them uncovered, clean and dry.

  • Treat them with  HandBand Pro® RIP Balm at night before bed.


Maintaining Your Calluses:

Ok, so you've got calluses. Good. Keep them. Just prevent them from ripping!

  • Use a pumice stone on your hands in the shower. Just a light, quick rub. Don't overdo it, or your hands will be sore when you train the next day. 

  • While still in the shower, use a sea/epsom salt scrub with coconut oil

  • After your shower, while the calluses are still soft, scrape them down (fingernails work just fine, or use some kind of scraper tool - GENTLY), and then use nippers to trim any excess raised skin so you don't pick at it (or bite at it - we know your type) once it's dry. Don't be too aggressive. You'll do this almost daily. It's a process. Don't gouge yourself.

Now PREVENT the rips from ever happening again!

Use HandBand Pro® for your workouts. They PREVENT blisters and rips, offer a grip right where you need it, and your hands will have total freedom. You'll keep your calluses, but they won't rip. 

Be sure to wash your hands to remove all lotions and oils before your workout. HBP Hand & Grip Sanitizer is great for this, and they keep your grips like new.


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This is pretty simple to follow, and it will make such a difference in your workouts. You don't need to have nasty hands to show you how hard you train. Your body is evidence of that. Protect your hands so that you can train better.

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