We’re continuing the discussion of workout security blankets talkin’ ’bout tape. Our main reasons for using tape are for injury avoidance, either preventing tears of the skin, or supporting a joint. If you have a cut that needs to be covered in order to workout, or if you have a known injury that needs to be supported tape is fine (and I appreciate you not leaving your DNA on the equipment), but I see many of you taped from your knuckles to your wrists in preparation for any number of movements on a daily basis.
By taping up before every workout you’re limiting some adaptation that could be had without tape. If your hands are always covered they will not toughen up, making blistering and tearing more frequent when tape is not available. If your wrists are wrapped every time you lift they will not grow as strong as they could be. Not to mention that you’re leaving a gross, sticky residue everywhere.
Incorrect taping (too tight or too loose) can cause additional blisters or tearing. Too tight and the skin is pinched. Too loose and an additional sliding surface has been added between your hands and the object being gripped, as well as allowing moisture to build up between tape and skin. Either case will likely cause your attention to go from the work at hand to the tape on your hands, a potential time suck. Make yourself more functional, save yourself some time, and please stop mummifying yourself.
Max Rep Thrusters (60kg/45kg)
*Subtract 5 seconds from your row time for every thruster. Score is resulting time.
Saturday, December 18th at 89 Oxford Street in Arlington join our gracious hosts Sam and Nathan, as well as more CrossFit Fenway friends in welcoming home the guest of honor Dennis Moriconi. Dennis is returning home from a semester at sea. Festivities will begin around 7 PM
CrossFit Newton is hosting a 3 workout team throwdown on Saturday, January 29th beginning at 9 AM. Teams are to consist of 2 men and 1 woman, all of whom need to be able to do pull-ups and double unders. The entry fee is $10 per person. If you’re interested in participating, please e-mail Jodie Cohen from CFN.