Blisters on hands

#1
Checked a few threads already and all blister topics focus on the feet. I'm currently training to join but having worked forever in retail my hands never saw much use when it comes to lifting etc.
Now the problem I'm having is I'm getting serious blisters all over my hands when I'm doing heaves or practising jerry can carries and consequently my grip is letting me down.

Any good fixes or cures for this or is it a case of work through them until they toughen up.

As usual any advice or pisstaking is appreciated.
 
#7
I trained with gloves for a while and while they don't give me blisters I figured that I won't be wearing them at selection or owt so wanted to crack on without them.

I'll only stop masturbating if someone volunteers to come and do it for me.
 
#8
Man the hell up. Jerry can carry has got to be the easiest thing in selection to pass, and after a little while your hands will get used to heaves.
I know the can carry is easy doesn't stop my gentle hands blistering up though. Heaves are the real worry as I struggle to maintain grip for more than two at the moment.
 
#10
Keep working on grip exercises, not just heaves and jerry can carry but other compound exercises too like deadlifts. These will condition all of your muscle groups for training.

Keep at it and your hands will roughen up, you'll just have to put up with the blisters.

P.S. If you think they're sore now, try taking part in a ceremonial parade 3 days after winning in the Army Tug-o-War championships at Larkhill. oh yeah!!!
 
#11
Its a sad indictment of C21 Britain, that a "man" has never used a shovel, axe, woodsaw, sledgehammer etc and toughened his hands naturally.
If you cant do something manly, at least continue with the masturbation, but increase the frequency, duration and violence. You'll soon have hands as tough as a hippos clout ........and a penis like roadkill.
 
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#13
Its a sad indictment of C21 Britain, that a "man" has never used a shovel, axe, woodsaw, sledgehammer etc and toughened his hands naturally.
If you cant do something manly, at least continue with the masturbation, but increase the frequency, duration and violence. You'll soon have hands as tough as a hippos clout ........and a penis like roadkill.
..............and a right arm like Arnold Schwarzeneger.
 
#14
Its a sad indictment of C21 Britain, that a "man" has never used a shovel, axe, woodsaw, sledgehammer etc and toughened his hands naturally.
Now I'm older and wiser I couldn't agree more. At the time I started work however the cash I was bringing in at 15 years old was a bit more important than using a hammer (part of the Playstation generation ethos I guess) I'll keep your advice in mind however and increase the violence in all things self abuse based.
 
#15
Harden the **** up, get a wheel barrow full of bricks and push it everywhere you go. Did me no harm before I joined up and I even got paid for it! Jerry can tests, heaves and generally carrying heavy shit was a doddle after 9 months on a building site working for the fastest two brickies in west central Scotland.

Seriously though, is this a wind up? Are you one of them blokes who cuts about civvie gyms wearing Bennett, of of Commando, style gloves. You might want to worry about your feet aswell, if your hands are going man down after 2 heaves your going to enjoy your first tabbing experience.

Surgical spirit is good, so I'm told.
 
#16
Seriously though, is this a wind up? Are you one of them blokes who cuts about civvie gyms wearing Bennett, of of Commando, style gloves. You might want to worry about your feet aswell, if your hands are going man down after 2 heaves your going to enjoy your first tabbing experience.
No, not a wind up, as I say I have only ever worked in retail of one sort or another hence the hands being like they are. My feet in general are fine as I walk/jog everywhere I go and they have toughened up nicely over time. It's just the hands I have had issue with from using my mobile at the gym while holding up machines that others want to use.
 
#18
Get a pair of rubber balls to hold and keep squeezing repaatedly to help delevop your grip...

Get some sand in a bag to keep punching to toughen up the backs of your hands and knuckles...better still get a bag of ballast from your nearest builders merchant and punch that - lots!

Actually use your hands! Get hold of a shovel and go dig someone's garden or allotment. Let callouses develop. Don't be using any soft/mild/gentle hand products and stick to cold or lukewarm water. Use a nail brush to scrub your hands instead.

Once your hands start to get rough, treat yourself to a furry mitten for wanking with...
 
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trowel

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#19
No, not a wind up, as I say I have only ever worked in retail of one sort or another hence the hands being like they are. My feet in general are fine as I walk/jog everywhere I go and they have toughened up nicely over time. It's just the hands I have had issue with from using my mobile at the gym while holding up machines that others want to use.
Get a job on a building site with the "brickies". If you last a couple of months, you won`t have to worry about callous free hands, soft lad.
 
#20
Find a local TUG OF WAR team and go and train with them until you join,If you last more than a few weeks you will have skin as thick as an elephant and your pain barrier will go through the roof.

PS Iodine is great for burst blisters,...
 

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