Nursing, CrossFit, and funky hands

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Any nurses here into CrossFit? I start nursing school in August and am worried about the beating my hands take. How do you protect your hand from ripping? Do you modify to avoid a lot of bar work? Thanks!

Mrs.Bookworm

Has <1 years experience. 354 Posts

Not a crossFiter but could you wear lifting gloves?

edmia, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, ICU. Has 10 years experience. 827 Posts

A weightlifter once suggested the following: as soon as you can after a WOD, wash hands, use a pumice stone on the palms, dry, and lotion up.

I've prevented ripping skin since I started doing this.

Gloves don't really work for me, but worth a try too.

Sent from my iPhone -- blame all errors on spellcheck

Morning_runner

23 Posts

I tried gloves. It slowed me down. I never felt like I had a good grip. I'm going to try the pumicing. That sounds pretty good.

windsurfer8, BSN, RN

Specializes in Prior military RN/current ICU RN.. Has 15 years experience. 1,287 Posts

Just worry about nursing school. The rest will fall into place. One thing I did BJJ for years and you really can't come into work with black eyes etc. I actually had a talking to by a boss about it. CF you should not have a problem. If you do then you need to do something about it. Just get through Nursing school.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

You guys had to google camming and sybian?

I had to google Cross Fit. :bag:

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Just worry about nursing school. The rest will fall into place. One thing I did BJJ for years and you really can't come into work with black eyes etc. I actually had a talking to by a boss about it. CF you should not have a problem. If you do then you need to do something about it. Just get through Nursing school.

What does one have to do with the other? Exercise and Nursing School are not mutually exclusive.

Wile E Coyote, ASN, RN

Specializes in Critical care. 471 Posts

What does one have to do with the other? Exercise and Nursing School are not mutually exclusive.

Agreed, except in circumstances such as the one outlined above. If the bruising from jujitsu (appearance) or wrecked hands from cross fit (infection risk and appearance both) affect school or work beyond a certain point, then it becomes an either/or decision. Presuming initial attempts to modify their exercise to avoid the offending element fail, of course.