A couple weeks ago I was at home for winter vacation and took my Serbian friends up and trained with them at Gold's Gym. Of course, they had those thick chrome bars with the cheesegrater knurling and I tore up my shin a little bit.
Now, every time I deadlift I tear the scab open and I think it's starting to change my form, since I think I'm trying to change my pull so I don't hit the bloody scab.
I've got a meet coming up soon and I can't afford to have any alterations in my deadlift form.
What should I do? Just tape down the scab so the bar won't tear it? Will baby powder help? Should I skip a week of full range pulling?
Any help is appreciated,