On Thursdays We Snatch – CFS




Crossfit challenges us with large quantities of pull ups, climbing up ropes, sumo deadlift high pulling and repping out those toes –to-bars. These great movements can sometimes leave our hands battered and bruised with the occasional blister. There are ways to prevent hand injuries from occurring and also ways to take care of injuries that couldn’t be avoided.

“I want to build calluses because it will toughen my hands”

The build up of calluses is usually the culprit of superficial hand injuries. Ideally, we’d like to have nice smooth hands with an even surface throughout. You can purchase callus shavers or pumice stones online, or at your local pharmacy to shave down any excess skin. Soaking your hands or showering before shaving will work best.

Athletic tape and chalk also work to improve our grip and prevent and protect any cuts on the palm. If you know a lot of pull ups are on deck don’t be afraid to place a few strips of athletic tape or chalk in your trouble areas to help prevent ripping. Don’t become overly reliant on tape and chalk, use it only as a precaution!

Sometimes we push ourselves so hard that hand injuries occur even after careful maintenance of our precious hands (a small price to pay for the great things we are doing for the inside of our bodies). If a hand cut does occur, use warm soap and water to clean the area, apply antibacterial ointment, and cover for the first few hours. After that, remove the dressing and let nature heal the rest. Also, don’t forget to wipe down your pull up bar or barbell after the WOD if you did encounter a mid workout hand injury and kept going, what a beast!

Just like everything we do here at CrossFit Southie, preparation is key. Don’t stop pulling!!

1 Power Snatch
1 Hang Squat Snatch
1 Overhead Squat

Level 1- 1 Power Snatch/2 Overhead Squats

Overhead Squats (115,75)
Chest to Bar Pull-ups
Box Jump

Level 2- (95,65)
Level 1- (75,35)


  • Ryan Gould

    12/02/2016 @ 2:35 am

    EMOM: 105
    WOD: 12:32 L2

  • jason barrow

    12/02/2016 @ 2:16 am

    EMOM: 95-145
    WOD: 10:48 Rx

  • Ben Brauer

    12/02/2016 @ 2:02 am

    Complex: 165
    WOD: 6:56 Rx

  • Shea

    12/02/2016 @ 12:48 am

    Complex: 175
    WOD: 4:34 rx

  • Brian Campbell

    12/01/2016 @ 10:11 pm

    1.) 195
    2.) 4:59 Rx

  • Sean Flannery

    12/01/2016 @ 8:25 pm

    Complex: 165#
    WOD: 7:10 Rx

  • Jule

    12/01/2016 @ 6:06 pm

    EMOM: 135#
    WOD: 15:00 @ L2

  • biscoe

    12/01/2016 @ 3:27 pm

    snatch complex: 165
    wod: 8:34 rx

  • Brian M. Maser

    12/01/2016 @ 1:44 pm

    Complex: up to 170
    WOD: 7:51 Rx

  • Brendan Caslin

    12/01/2016 @ 1:26 pm

    Complex: 185
    WOD: 6:21

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