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Skin Tears: An Ounce of Prevention

If your daily grind doesn’t build callused hands, you aren’t alone. Many of us spend our days typing on keyboards and gripping steering wheels. However, whether your work toughens up your hands or not, there’s one place that always will: the gym. This is especially true if you spend a majority of your workouts using bars, kettlebells, or rowers. Gripping any bar pinches the skin on your palm and fingers, and the skin will start to build calluses. However, it’s common to suffer blisters and tears as well. Though many athletes display their bloodied, blistered, and torn palms with pride, the fact of the matter is, roughed-up skin is not your friend at the gym. In fact, you should do...

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