There are a lot of body parts athlete’s need to take care of and protect. One in particular I want to talk about today are hands. If you search the Intrepid site you will find some great posts about hand care like this and this. After the care we also need to protect. There are a wide range of products on the market designed to protect your hands from tearing or coming to harm while working out. The gym has one that is used predominantly in the gymnastics circuit. You can check it out near the mobility area. It is similar to the Again Faster product Another protective product is made by Lynx and can be seen here. Essentially it is an oval shaped pad which may help with your strict pull ups or weight lifting. If you’re not big into fancy products you can always use good ole athletic tape. I was too embarrassed to make a video but the method I use is a variation of the method found on Fitbomb’s site . Jump to the bottom of the page. If you are not a diagram person check out this video. I usually set aside a calm Sunday morning cranking a ton of these out. That way, they will always be in my bag and ready for use.
PS. I really like Fitbomb because he and Michelle from Nom Nom Paleo are a super cool Paleo power couple.
On an unrelated note, if you do celebrate, I wish you a prosperous and happy Chinese New Year. We leave the year of the Dragon and usher in the year of the Snake.