Alot of times tearing of the palms is attributed to excessive callus build up. That is why strongmen, in particular, use pumice stones with such frequency.
I have calluses that build up on my ring and middle finger in front of where my finger inserts (for lack of better terms) and in particular in a meet cycle and heading into a contest. Therefore I use a stone to keep those calluses at bay.
Per Hanley’s post, you need to let it heal and again, evaluate the extent to which you have callus build up and take them down.
Food for thought.
Thanks for the advice. It seems counterintuitive to remove callouses to prevent hand injury, but given the number of powerlifters/strongmen who do so, I don’t argue the efficacy. Where do you buy pumice stones? I’m not sure this will help matters since the spot that keeps tearing hasn’t had a chance for a callous to form.
Do most powerlifters use a hook grip? My impression is that the rare few with high pain tolerance (ever for a strength athlete) and/or truly bad grip strength use the hook grip, but I may be wrong.
In my experience, very few use hook grip. Lots of people on the internet run their mouths about it but the reality of it is I have won two steak dinners in the last 3 years betting against guys converting to it. One of which is one of the most stubborn, determined guys I know. I ordered a T-bone and about 27 beers. It was fabulous.
You can get a pumice stone at Walgreens.