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    Rog
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    Default Blisters under calluses - pierce or leave?

    I've been upping my swing volume lately by using lighter bells for much higher volume. I now seem to be getting blisters under my calluses, mainly on my fingers.

    When this happens, should I leave them intact or dejuice them?
    [SIZE="1"]Currently working ROP with a 32kg for presses, random for swing, 24kg for snatch.[/SIZE]

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    jetronin is offline Senior Member
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    Personally, (and you may wanna check with others first) I find that once I get a blister under the callous, it's only a matter of time until the whole thing comes off. The skin underneath never quite seems to mesh right and i just end up with a void under the thing. The last couple of times it happened i just manned up and cut the whole thing off. It's dead skin anyway and heals properly and faster......Then I started properly maintaining my callouses and it hasn't happened since. Golden rule, keep them smooth and flat. Don't let them "bunch up".
    "Strength does not come from physical capacity.
    It comes from an indomitable will"-Mohandas K. Gandhi.

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    booksbikesbeer is offline Senior Member
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    In the last couple of weeks I've lost a callous on each hand from snatching. One started to heal and then I got a blood blister underneath it. Like jetronin said, I had to cut all that up. The smooth, flat skin underneath heals fast. I've just been working to keep my hands clean and applying an ointment like neosporin when I go to bed.

    There might be other ways to handle it, but my recent workouts have felt good despite how bad my hands look.

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    Steve B. is offline Senior Member
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    Make sure you keep your callouses filed down so they don't pinch.
    Review your swing and or snatch technique on how your gripping and holding your KB.
    Sometimes minor adjustment is all it takes.
    Keep your hands and KB handle dry while doing high reps.
    You may need to sand your KB handle down.
    I personally would take a sterilized needle and pop the blister and keep the other skin on it.
    It will heal and the old skin will come off in time.Good Luck.

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    BillLumbergRKC is offline Senior Member
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    still following the old rule of thumb from the air force--if it's smaller than a dime, leave it alone... (rule of dime?)

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    danfaz is offline Senior Member
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    My experience has been to leave these types alone.

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