My hands after training today. They are not in bad shape right now, but still hardly ordinary.

Show Me Your Hands

Back when Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd were still funny they put together one of the best Christmas movies of all time: Trading Places. Aykroyd plays Louis Winthorpe III who finds himself homeless and penniless overnight after a life of country clubs. There, his character asks a prostitute for help. She was skeptical until looking at his hands. “Soft hands,” she noticed, “never done a hard day’s work in your life, have you?” Hammer throwers would never be greeted with the same reaction, but we have our own telling features.


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  1. […] thrower has a story aboutand can relate to. That’s why earlier this month I announced the #showmeyourhands contest to award a new Dominator Athletics Hammer Glove to the thrower that posted the worst looking hands […]

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