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Caring For Your Skin Before and After a Workout

Whether you’re a gymnast, weightlifter, or a CrossFitter, you probably get sweaty on a regular basis and have a blast while doing so. Your skin keeps you cool and can end up taking quite a beating, especially the skin on your hands. It’s great to be able to grab bars and handholds throughout your workout, but you’re probably used to having sore palms and fingers. While some discomfort is normal and can lead to helpful calluses, it’s important to keep a close eye on your skin and make sure it gets what it needs. Remember, your workouts don’t only test your muscles; they test your skin, too. You nourish your muscles with protein and supplements, and your skin needs to...

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How to Care for Rope Burn

You can get rope burn while climbing or playing a random game of tug-of-war, but the most common culprits for rope burn can be found in the gym in the form of battle ropes. These extensions of twined, abrasive fibers are one of the oldest fitness tools, and they remain relevant today because you can attach them to a wall and wave them around for a workout unlike any other. Battle ropes deliver great results without requiring high impacts. There are dozens of exercises you can do with battle ropes, and each of them will strengthen every system and muscle in your body. We mentioned that battle ropes are low impact, and that’s true. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t...

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Okay, I’ve Got a Rip. Now What?

Your skin is just like your muscles in that it takes time to condition for success, and even then, injuries happen. Even weightlifters with years of calluses get rips sometimes. The great news is, you have an amazing body that will heal itself. The not-so-great news is that the healing will happen really slowly unless you help your body out. Any type of injury can be very frustrating, and skin tears are no exception. They can be all the more irritating because they are so small and yet so impactful. Even if you’ve got superhuman pain tolerance and you decide to just push through, one little tear can give you an infection that fully halts your workouts. That is why...

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