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ffliwt

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Oct 5, 2008
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How long do your rips take to heal?
Last time i ripped it took weeks to heal properly and i couldn't do bars properly for ages. I had like 1 small rip on each hand but every time i went back on bars they re-ripped - even after having like 4 days off. I ripped again last wednesday, 3 rips that were small but were bleeding etc. (ew) but they healed quite well and i was like cool i'll be straight back on bars (i hadn't been on bars for days after i ripped either) and went on bars yesterday and they ripped again! Were bleeding etc. and now they're even worse and i'm worried i may not be able to go on bars tomorrow :( Bars is the only thing i'm good at!

I take good care of my rips so i dunno why they take so long to heal, like weeks. I use diluted surgical spirit, and also frequently put antiseptic cream and chapstick on them. My coach doesn't even seem to care - she used to but now she's probably so fed up of me ripping!

I can try taping them up for bars i guess but that doesn't really do anything. IS it supposed to take this long for them to heal, and is there anything else i can do? I don't care about the pain or anything i just wanna go on bars!
 

KipGirl91

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Oct 28, 2008
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Canada
Sometimes rips do take a while to heal, I know when I was training twice a week, I was re-ripping almost every class. I finally got fed up and got grips, which REALLY reduce ripping. I don't know if grips are an option for you, but I found a good pair of velro grips for about 20$US.

Now when I rip I use 'Handebalm', which, though it is kind of expensive, is well worth the investment, as a)it speeds up the healing(when I first used it, they healed in half the time it normally took), and b)can be put on almost immediately after you rip, and it doesn't sting.
 

ffliwt

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Oct 5, 2008
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Thanks guys. And gymgrl youre really lucky!

I have really good quality grips that cost like $40 (well they cost 25 British pounds which i estimate at around 40 dollars??) but they don't stop rips. Infact my guards are covered in blood from rips!
Until 3 months ago i hadn't been on bars in like... 6 years cause i was a tumbler, so i guess my hands just need to toughen up. But it's still weird for the rips to take so long to heal >_<
 
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Saturate15

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Mine take 2 days to get back to doing bars. We do bars every other day. But if we do it 2 days in a row, and right after I rip, I put water in (it stings though) and put chalk in every time I chalk up, it makes it bearable to do bars for the rest of practice, however it's still not fabulous. The other night on bars, we did 10 sets of 5 kips. Almost everyone ripped atleast once, and I was lucky and got 3. Some girls were over 5.. but we all got through it, an no one died. ha.
 
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