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  • calluses?

    Posted by megs982 on May 22, 2010 at 7:53 am

    On your hands that is..I on my dominate hand, have had for a couple of weeks..do they ever go away like as in your hands get use to the pole, or is it just something that goes hand for hand (lol) with poling?

    JeHanne replied 12 years, 2 months ago 28 Members · 41 Replies
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  • AnjilsBaby

    Member
    May 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    they are pretty much there to stay, but they get less noticeable over time, like your whole palm will toughen up, so it wont be just straight callouses on it, and you will get them on your non dom hand too, but that may take a bit more time, i got callouses on mine when i first started, and about 2 weeks ago when i started working harder at poling, i got them on the other hand too. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_razz.gif

  • earthpanther

    Member
    May 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I teach pole dancing anywhere between 4-15 hours a week. I still have calluses. The worst one is one my dominant hand at the base of my middle finger. It just goes with poling. Be proud of your calluses, it shows you are working hard at a fun and exciting sport.

  • megs982

    Member
    May 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    okies thanks guys..yeah i have that and peeling on my fingers..its worth it tho https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif

  • Tine007

    Member
    May 23, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Your skin grows thicker, aka forms calluses, to protect you against the friction & pressure your hands experience when poling https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_rambo.gif. Valuable blister-protection (once you’ve grown just the right amount), kinda like your very own built-in gloves https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_thumright.gif
    However, occasionally when my calluses get a little thick or rough and start bothering me, I use a very fine pumice stone after showering (so the skin is nice & soft) to "sand them down" and smooth them out just a little. Careful not to do too much, because that takes away your protective layer and can irritate the skin & make it grow even more.

    After all, they are a sign of your hard work, protect you and are 10000000000 times better than blisters & ripped skin https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cheers.gif https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cheers.gif https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_cheers.gif

  • Jenn PoleLush

    Member
    May 24, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I love my calluses! They are a sign of my hard work…when I am putting moisturizer on my legs and I feel those rough little areas I feel sort of proud (this is stupid, I know!) and I love when ppl ask about what I did to my hands. But, I do have a nasty habit of when they get a little thick to take a…..scalpel…and "shave" some off. Totally wrong, I know…but I can’t help it. I sort of want that smooth grippy skin underneath. Whew, feel better having confessed that! https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_redface.gif

  • poledanceromance

    Member
    May 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I teach pole dancing anywhere between 4-15 hours a week. I still have calluses. The worst one is one my dominant hand at the base of my middle finger. It just goes with poling. Be proud of your calluses, it shows you are working hard at a fun and exciting sport.

    Agree. My lil camel hump. When I practice spins, I see a crease in it from being pinched over and over. Then it peels.
    So lovely. https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_lol.gif

  • JorShi

    Member
    May 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I had an instructor tell me to sand down my calluses because they could break open and put a hole in your palm for a little bit. Because the skin is so hard and you are constantly strecthing it.

    Any ideas on this?

  • chemgoddess1

    Member
    May 24, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I had an instructor tell me to sand down my calluses because they could break open and put a hole in your palm for a little bit. Because the skin is so hard and you are constantly strecthing it.

    Any ideas on this?
    I have had mine peel the top few layers but never have I had one break open and leave a hole.

  • MilienElayne

    Member
    August 8, 2010 at 2:41 am

    I have had holes… I’ve taken to mine with nail scissors or picked at them with teeth and nails when they get big… and that tears the skin off and does leave a hole and can become a wound. Gross!

    Pumice stones do nothing for me and leaving them alone just annoys the heck out of me!

    So… I showered and got them all soft, then I had a weird idea… I’ll just use my normal razor that I use for my legs and… it worked! Just shaved away til there was no peeling any more… Took the bump off and left it smooth… Still a hard callous, but it’s flush with the rest of my skin and doesn’t rub. That way I can’t possibly cut out too much (as with a blade or scissors) and it’s smooth (not rough like how a stone leaves me…with stringy bits).

    Maybe TMI, but it works for me!

  • EagleSpirit

    Member
    August 8, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Does anyone use those Ped-Eggs for their hands? I just love them for my feet and, once I start forming those little "badges of honor" on my hands from pole dancing, I imagine I’ll use them on my hands too.

  • omily

    Member
    August 9, 2010 at 4:01 am

    I’ve found callus shavers (found with the pedicure supplies) to be amazingly effective on my hands. I’ve used it on my feet for years, and it’s wonderful! It sounds revolting and painful, but it’s not https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_wink.gif

  • mizvix

    Member
    August 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

    anyone know how to make them less sore?? i’ve found ‘sanding’ them down before poling makes them sensitive, yet when they’re all lumpy they get sore as they get nipped so much.

    compared to pain elsewhere i suppose it’s not so bad, but it def doesn’t look nice!!

  • MilienElayne

    Member
    August 9, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Mine pull if there’s any broken or dry skin at all. Smooth and moisturised…but I try not to do anything to them on a pole day. It’s worse with grip products too… and I find I get really bad ones on painted/plastic poles, on brass and on 38mm.

  • mizvix

    Member
    August 9, 2010 at 8:57 am

    i dance twice a week on brass – that explains it!!! just back from 2 weeks hol and they’re really soft so have ripped a bit https://www.studioveena.com/img/smilies/icon_e_sad.gif meant to be at studio tonight but i’m gonna have to sand them down – otherwise won’t be able to do anything!!

  • MilienElayne

    Member
    August 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Brass is a bit rare, where do you dance?

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