A simple solution for torn hands?

That feeling in the back of your throat? That’s envy. Do your hands tear when you’re doing pullups? These gloves provide all the support you need. You know you want a pair. I was going to do a post on Life As Rx’s interesting video interview of Jeff Tucker (CrossFit Gymnastics Founder) discussing kipping movements versus strict movements but then this caught my eye and is clearly noteworthy.

No doubt about it, torn hands can definitely shut down your training for multiple days.  These little beauties could be just the thing to keep you on the bar and make you an instant celebrity at your CrossFit box.

Order your own pair and solve the whole boxers or briefs dilemma once and for all!

Handerpants at McPhee.com

Thanks to my high school homie Heather for discovering these!

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  1. Do these really work? I got some leather gymnast straps for those WODs where I’m approaching 100+ pullups but I found that they still cause a lot of friction anyway.

    I guess I’ve just settled for shaving my calluses and focusing on more of a ‘finger’ grip than full palm. Interesting find!

    1. Sorry man. Haven’t actually tried these myself. They probably give you more of a psychological edge, as in, when the workout is really sucking, you’ll look at your hands and start laughing… I’ve heard good things about the Rage grips (here) but that sounds synonymous with what you’ve got. I go with more of a finger grip and rarely have issues on pull ups (K2E or T2B is a different story). I’m no where near the 100 mark though.
      Tangent: CrossFit Radio had an interview with one of the Canadian men who’s going to the Games. According to his gymnastics coach a palm grip results in more power than a finger grip (in my mind somewhat akin to a false grip on a muscle up).

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