Here's how to keep your hands smooth.
The formation of calluses on your hands are an inevitable and a part of training without protection. Typically the skin on the palm of your hands, right below the fingers will thicken and harden as a result of training to form a layer of armor to protect your hands from tears and blisters.
Dead-lifts, chin ups, pull ups, barbell rows, or just about any exercise that involves gripping a bar or handle and pulling it will produce calluses. When you grip a bar or handle and pull it, there will be pressure applied on the area of the palm that’s just below your fingers. The skin will be pinched in between the bar (or handle) and your fingers, and over time, calluses will develop as a response to this stress.
The thing is, if your hands aren’t cared for correctly, the calluses can become a nuisance during your workouts, and at worst, rip right off. A callus tear will take time to heal, interfere with your existing training, and is generally a pain in the butt.
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