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Posted 8/28/15
Grabbing boiling eggs that fall, pushing in hot coals that roll out, grabbing things out of a fire, etc. Yep, heat resistance is definitely a thing. Mine is not entirely from callouses though. There are meditative techniques that allow you to learn to increase blood flow, which helps your flesh to move heat away faster thus allowing you to hold hot objects a bit longer. Combined with callouses I can freak some people out by handling things that should cause second degree burns pretty quickly for a few minutes.

Just FYI, you can soften the surface feel of callouses without reducing their protective effects pretty easily. Hell, some of it is pretty similar to how you treat leather. Most ladies appreciate it, and if you have kids or grand kids it definitely makes them happier when they have to hold your hand for safety. Being manly doesn't mean you have to be all leather and hard edges, you just need it where it counts.

My callouses started in elementary when my dad had me doing yard work and I've had them ever since. Even when I was in college the first time spending all my time on computers except the wee bit I could steal away for martial arts, anime, and drinking they didn't fade much. Landscaping, freight work, loading docks, and all that fun jazz atop the stuff started at my dad's side seems to have made them permanent.
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I have them permanently, your skins way of protecting itself from further damage.
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My callouses have callouses .
Posted 8/29/15 , edited 8/29/15

megahobbit wrote:

I have em from playing guitar.


quoting because of the same reason
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megahobbit wrote:

I have em from playing guitar.


i've been playing guitar for ten years and i don't have callouses
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Posted 8/29/15 , edited 8/29/15
I like my hands soft and unblemished. Makes me look like I never worked a day in my life.

I had them when I was still practicing swordsmanship and breaking hard objects with my fists when I was doing martial arts, but not anymore. They go away in time if you don't keep exposing your hands to abrasive surfaces.
Posted 8/29/15

iambetterthanyou wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

I have em from playing guitar.


i've been playing guitar for ten years and i don't have callouses


I mean honestly you must have them. Or you'd have pain.
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furytime wrote:


iambetterthanyou wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

I have em from playing guitar.


i've been playing guitar for ten years and i don't have callouses


I mean honestly you must have them. Or you'd have pain.


i really don't have any and i'm not in pain from playing
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Hard work make your hands rough. Yeah, I could sleep with petroleum jelly on my hands to make them soft....but without my calloused hands, work would suck. Like I'd end up tearing them up and bleeding. Same with rowing. Lol if you want to see some roughed up hands, just ask a rower to show you theirs.
Posted 8/29/15
I got some callouses from regular farm work.
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Posted 8/29/15

iambetterthanyou wrote:


furytime wrote:


iambetterthanyou wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

I have em from playing guitar.


i've been playing guitar for ten years and i don't have callouses


I mean honestly you must have them. Or you'd have pain.


i really don't have any and i'm not in pain from playing


???

I feel we're having some miscommunication here.
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Posted 8/29/15
I play guitar and those callouses are tiny and on the tips of fingers. Bends and slides don't hurt at all, but the thin strings will sometimes cut into the tough skin and slice off a flake. I don't do phys work frequently enough to maintain callouses, so each time I do work I get blisters, it's annoying.
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Posted 8/29/15 , edited 8/29/15
I've developed callouses from lifting weights.

Here's a pic of one of them kinda ripping while doing deadlifts


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Had callouses on my hands for the longest time due to my work as a welder, but having been unemployed for half a year has meant they've started to fade. Don't really care either way, just not looking forward to when I am working again and I don't have the protection they offer.
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I've had some pretty bad callus on my hands for years from playing drums lol.
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