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RHutsonIconArm protection for atlas stones02-03-2013 @ 18:34 
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I'm totally new to strongman. Done a couple of event training sessions and got a couple of novice comps booked. Just wondering if anyone had any advice on what to wear on your forearms when lifting stones? I was training with them today and by the end I couldn't concentrate on lifting the stone properly because I was distracted by the skin being ripped off my forearms! Read somewhere that sports tape is good. Any / all suggestions welcome. Thanks!
terryhollandsIcon...02-03-2013 @ 18:37 
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RHutson said:I'm totally new to strongman. Done a couple of event training sessions and got a couple of novice comps booked. Just wondering if anyone had any advice on what to wear on your forearms when lifting stones? I was training with them today and by the end I couldn't concentrate on lifting the stone properly because I was distracted by the skin being ripped off my forearms! Read somewhere that sports tape is good. Any / all suggestions welcome. Thanks!


Get some shaw strength stone sleeves. It feels like lifting a stone with handles you grip that much
bryceIcon...02-03-2013 @ 18:38 
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Fabric tubigrips with duct tape over them, easy to put on and remove.
MarkIcon...02-03-2013 @ 19:08 
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I was using cheap socks with ends cut off and taped over today.
One arm was fine as tape was tight, the other was a bit loose but still good enough Happy
MarkIcon...02-03-2013 @ 19:10 
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terryhollands said:
Get some shaw strength stone sleeves. It feels like lifting a stone with handles you grip that much


Id love some stone sleeves, far too expensive an outlay at the moment though
Daws87Icon...02-03-2013 @ 22:21 
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Mark said:I was using cheap socks with ends cut off and taped over today.
One arm was fine as tape was tight, the other was a bit loose but still good enough Happy


I'm stealing that idea for tomorrow Grin
General_illIcon...02-03-2013 @ 22:31 
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Just MAN THE f**k UP.



Do stones like PAGAN.
martinbIcon...02-03-2013 @ 22:35 
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terryhollands said:
Get some shaw strength stone sleeves. It feels like lifting a stone with handles you grip that much


Clearly we should all get these. All that do it with nothing on your arms cause its well ard is utter nonsense
Daws87Icon...02-03-2013 @ 23:23 
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martinb said:
Clearly we should all get these. All that do it with nothing on your arms cause its well ard is utter nonsense


I made mistake of doing stones with nothing on my arms the first couple of times! I won't be doing it again anytime soon!
RHutsonIcon...02-03-2013 @ 23:27 
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Cheers for answers everyone. Think I'll have to get involved with some of those sleeves. It's not just the skin coming off, the tacky is a real b**ch to get off afterwards! I was wondering if someone would tell me to man up!
WILLSANIcon...02-03-2013 @ 23:29 
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terryhollands said:
Get some shaw strength stone sleeves. It feels like lifting a stone with handles you grip that much


Food for thought!

I use duck tape. If you persist with bare forearms they will get used to it though.
RHutsonIcon...02-03-2013 @ 23:29 
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Possible stupid question but I take it the sleeves are allowed in comps? Thanks for that terry by the way, nice strapless deadlift the other day. You animal!
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...03-03-2013 @ 00:12 
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It's not that bad on the arms. I only ever got minor grazes.
RHutsonIcon...03-03-2013 @ 00:18 
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To be honest I think it was the leftover tacky on the stone pulling my skin off more than the stone itself
mr4130Icon...03-03-2013 @ 08:43 
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Mine bruise up like s**t when I do stones with bare arms. I still have a patch of discoloured skin where it bruised so badly from the team comp back in July!
I think the best solution is just to never do stones again!!!!

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