Month: September 2017

How to prevent/treat hand tears.

Rips of the skin and calluses on the hands are an annoying and painful part of any physical exercise that uses the hands intensively. Anyone can get them, and there’s no getting around that fact. You can get them from shoveling snow, playing baseball, throwing the javelin, climbing ropes, or swinging on bars. You can…

Rx gone wrong

Not finishing a workout under the time cap is scaling. Sorry. Please wipe “Rx” from beside your name. I can’t take credit for this piece of wisdom. That goes to Karen Katzenbach of 30A CrossFit, who shared it with me when modifying a workout for a fictional but all-too-real athlete in the Journal’s “60-Second Scaling” series. The stubborn…