Didn’t mean to bag on the guys that wear gloves. I just figured that since I’m really not lifting that much weight, I should be able to do it without them. I see guys on here lifting heavy with no gloves and I guess I just figured if they could do it, then I could too.
Friborg - I really let the obvious pass right over my head on this one. I hadn’t even tried lotioning them up. I picked up some Nivea lotion for very dry, rough skin earlier. Gonna use that twice daily. That should definitely help with the tearing.
jstreet - Thanks for the heads up on the dog paw stuff. I’m gonna lotion, scrub and keep lifting for a while and see if that helps. If it doesn’t take care of itself, it’s pet store time haha. And definitely wasn’t trying to bag on everyone with gloves. I’d just like to keep that ace for the heavy weights when i get up there. Sounds like you’re definitely already there haha.
Growing_Boy - I’m actually heading home for the summer in a few weeks. I live on a 80+ horse farm in Virginia when I’m not at school down here in FLA. Manual labor is a must (nice vacation huh?) so I’m sure I’ll get those labor calluses on top of the lifting ones. Good idea.
derek - Do you have any straps you suggest? My grip isn’t an issue just yet aside from the callus thing, but it’s going to be one here shortly.
Defekt - Good call on the chalk. When I go home in 3 weeks, I’m welding together a power rack and will be lifting outside so I can use chalk there. My current gym doesn’t allow it. Pretty lame if you ask me but I guess it does make a bit of a mess.
Thanks for all the advice so far!