One consequence of lots of pull ups is the occasional ripped hand (torn blister). Many pictures online represent this in a favourable light, as if you are not a real CrossFitter unless you push yourself till you rip your hands. This cannot be further from the truth. A torn blister is an injury. It results in lost training time, and negatively affects your life outside of CrossFit (try washing your hair with rip)! At Prairie CrossFit we strive to push people to their limits but that does not mean push them to injury. If you feel a rip is imminent, let a trainer know and we can give you a sub (often ring rows) which will be easier on the hands.