Wearing your wedding ring to the gym won't just alert others you're off the market, it could potentially cost you a finger! Recently, in a conversation about a new brand we carry, QALO (they sell silicone rings) our team posed the question "but why tho?" I wear my metal rings to the gym all the time. When I'm strength training, doing yoga, and all of the above gymness. Our social media manager, Derek, said that he takes his off when working out because of the fear of "ring avulsion," and so takes us to a great conversation about "WHY" and "WHAT."
What is ring avulsion?
Without showing you what it looks like and allowing your Google search to take you to where it may, I'll describe it with this red "ouchie" finger photo.
Ring avulsion is an injury caused by a ring getting caught on an object which applies tension force on the finger. Since traditional rings made of precious metals can handle more weight than the human skin can, the ring can easily puncture the skin with as little as 20 pounds of force.
Most recently, when Jimmy Fallon slipped on his rug, fell and caught his ring finger on a table, his weight (probably over 150 pounds) was distributed directly to that ring and ended in ring avulsion. He explains here.
What does this mean for our fingers in our workouts?
So what's the alternative? QALO rings?
QALO rings keep you safe.
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