Whenever I do a pull up or a chin up my palms hurt, like where your knuckles are but on the palm side. I feel like it's being squished and stretched. After I perform a few, say 3, it's difficult to move my fingers at all for a bit, like it's very stiff in that position.
Is this normal for someone just starting out? (both exercise and these particular exercises)
I've recently lost a considerable amount of weight (~20kg) could this be a reason as to why my palm is hurting? I'm thinking of this because maybe the skin is looser.
Is there any way I can avoid this? I've tried wearing (gardening) gloves but it didn't help, it was the same.
Should I continue doing these exercises? Will it eventually become less painful?