We get a question about hand conditioning every few months. Over and over again, we've told people to not do it, that it's no longer necessary (if it ever was) to cripple yourself to make your hands a more effective weapon. Is there any worth in creating a definitive post with the facts, much like how Fitness SE has standard posts for how to lose fat and the myth of spot reduction of fat?

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If you are interested in developing a canonical question and answer, I would encourage it.

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    Ditto. The key is to make it clear it is intended to be a canonical answer, and to make it clear that the community can contribute to the answer at any time.
    – slugster Mod
    Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 4:23

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