I have issues.
My grip strength sucks, and I weigh more than most Crossfitters. This has become one lethal combination for my hands. While I’m seeing improvements on both fronts, my calluses still have the tendency to tear at any given moment (like this weekend, even when my hands were taped). It’s gross and uncomfortable.
But, you know, anything to help delay that.
So, I was always in awe of people who could tape their hands and make them look nice AND get the tape to stay on. I would go in and just start taping away, and at the end, my poor hands looked like they had been poorly mummified. And it’d be too tight, and the tape wouldn’t stay in place, and yadda, yadda, yadda.
Well, a few weeks ago, Kia and Rog caught on to my nasty little taping game and quickly put a stop to it. Right before the WOD started, they made these cool little things that went around my two problem fingers (the middle finger, and the ring finger), and protected the delicate padding on my hand. The best part was I could reuse them if I wanted.
While they were making them for me, and I was staring in awe, I quietly wondered why I didn’t already know how to make them…why no one ever taught me (before then) that THIS was the proper way to tape.
If you’re one of those insane geniuses that already know about this method, then GOOD FOR YOU! You should share that knowledge.
If you don’t, I’m giving you a lovely little photo tutorial of how to make them yourself.