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    Default corn huskers? why?

    I have a kb hand care question.

    corn huskers: what's the point?

    thank you. i'm sure i'm missing something vital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc View Post
    I have a kb hand care question.

    corn huskers: what's the point?

    thank you. i'm sure i'm missing something vital.

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    I don't think there's anything magical about Cornhusker's Lotion. It's a glycerin-based moisturizer. If you don't have a problem with dry skin, then there is no point. Callus care is really a separate issue.

    Between washing my hands a lot, dry winter weather, and using chalk, my skin does get dry and a moisturizer helps a lot. Cornhusker's works well as a moisturizer and does not leave a greasy, slippery feeling like most other moisturizers.
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    As Steve noted it is a non-greasy moisturizer and I hate greasy lotions so it appealed to me from that standpoint.

    It also helps to "condition" hands to "toughen" them up - this was advice from a Navy Seal type person who used it to help with that type of training.

    Of course I begin to swing and snatch again my hands are smooth and soft ;-)

    Might need to get a bottle...

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    I usually only use a lotion after a work out, just to counter the drying effects of the chalk. Then I tend to use raw shea butter or cocoa butter with no scents or chemicals. Otherwise they take care of themselves. My callouses have become self regulating. My technique has allowed the callouses to recede to the point where sand paper is not needed these days....even when I do snatches.
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    It also helps to "condition" hands to "toughen" them up - this was advice from a Navy Seal type person who used it to help with that type of training.
    I question the toughening effect...sounds like pseudo-Seal old wive's tales...lol. Your hands are living and dynamic...not static like leather that can be tanned.
    Last edited by Atl; 01-28-2010 at 04:36 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atl View Post
    I question the toughening effect...sounds like pseudo-Seal old wive's tales...lol. Your hands are living and dynamic...not static like leather that can be tanned.
    +1

    I use Cornhusker's and don't believe it provides any toughening effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atl View Post
    I question the toughening effect...sounds like pseudo-Seal old wive's tales...lol. Your hands are living and dynamic...not static like leather that can be tanned.
    +1 likewise and for same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atl View Post
    I question the toughening effect...sounds like pseudo-Seal old wive's tales...lol. Your hands are living and dynamic...not static like leather that can be tanned.
    While I doubt Corn Husker's lotion can have any effect on toughening the hands, I do know that they can be toughen. I had two brothers that worked in a kosher meat packing plant in Nebraska about 20 years ago. Their hands were like leather from the brine solutions they were exposed to every day - and very, very rough leather at that.

    Would that even be useful for kb exercise/sport?

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    Its the best I've used for dry weatherbeaten hands that are chalked often. It absorbs quickly and like others have said does not leave a greasey (sp?) feel. As far as toughening goes? Idk it restores the moisture to my hands so if dry skin isn't as tough than yeah.

    For callouses the shaver is the king - period end of story. I firmly believe that if someone wants to argue this, they probably never experienced the glory that is a shaver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Drewry View Post
    While I doubt Corn Husker's lotion can have any effect on toughening the hands, I do know that they can be toughen. I had two brothers that worked in a kosher meat packing plant in Nebraska about 20 years ago. Their hands were like leather from the brine solutions they were exposed to every day - and very, very rough leather at that.

    Would that even be useful for kb exercise/sport?
    The effect your discussing is merely leaching the moisture from the hands. They would still cut or tear as easily....that is the mark of a very unhealthy situation. Now, if they do heavy work the hands may be covered in thick callous which is of course tough. My brother used to lay cinder block, and had very calloused hands...like gloves. He would routinely open bottle opener required beer bottles with his fingers as if it took no effort at all.
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