No I dont mind leavig skin, and last time it ripped the skin off to the layer of skin where it was red and stung when I touched it. This time, it ripped it off and started bleeding, I had to cut my workout short because I didnt want to bleed all over the bars.
I am not making light of this because I am sure it must suck, but what are you guys doing differently than me in the gym? My "callouses" have NEVER ruptured. I don't even think my hands are that rough on a scale of 1-10 because I ahve shaken hands with some guys' who feel like sandpaper.
I never wear gloves and skin at the base of my fingers is very thick as a result. It would take one hell of a force to rip through it as I have peeled it off before and found it to be as thick as keratinized rubber.
I have been having problems with my calluses tearing over the last two months. I thought they were fine before that. I've been doing alot of Olympic lifts with a hook grip. I don't know if that would make a difference or not. Never had the problem prior to the O-lifts. Does this go with the territory with these lifts or does anyone have some suggestions?
If you have tried filing them down and it doesn't work then you are not filing them correctly. Go to your local supermarket and in the beauty aisle pick up a pumice stone. After your shower when your hands are soft, file down the callouses a bit. The skin will be soft so don't go crazy because you do want some callous left.
Apart from that I don't know what else to tell you except skipping a workout because your finger is bleeding is a little lame. I've puked in the trashcan at commercial gyms and I doubt you were bleeding so profusely that it was noticable from across the room to the management. Like the other guy said, chalk clots blood pretty well.
I recently had one tear real bad, mostly from doing deads, but I also had to do hack squats and chin-ups in the same workout.
I noticed that the only one that split was below the finger with my wedding ring on it. I've since been training without the ring and even on the second and third week with the same routine, I didn't have the problem again.
I still get calluses on my hands, but not so bad where they split.