weight training gloves

  • raider3

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    Jul 10, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    Does anyone here have any recommendations for a weight training glove? I have a somewhat smaller than normal hand size.
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    Jul 10, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    These are the gloves I've used. They come in a wide range of sizes so hopefully you'll be able to find a pair that works for you.

    http://www.harbingerfitness.com/cgi-bin/6fyd-xxe5x.cgi?133&&sku

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    Jul 10, 2010 10:21 AM GMT
    training gloves are for girls...haha. just kidding.

    I hate using gloves and most, if not all, of my friends who are serious with their training don't use gloves.

    If you need them, and can't find your size, try the women's sizes. They look identical to men's gloves mostly, so no one will tell the difference unless they look at the tag icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 10, 2010 12:47 PM GMT
    Calluses on the hands = natural leather gloves. Can't beat nature. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 10, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    Hand calluses are disgusting. Unfortunately even wearing gloves im developing them mid finger where the glove ends lol

    I hear that using them is bad for your grip development and the strength of your fingers/hand, so grab a set of those hand/grip spring squeeze things to play with.
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    Jul 10, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    To answer your question... If you are new to lifting, then the calluses can be pretty painful / uncomfortable. I cant find an image of the gloves i used, but they were sueded leather grip. I only used gloves now when I do my heavy bench presses.

    Try these...

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    Jul 11, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    tostudent26 saidHand calluses are disgusting. Unfortunately even wearing gloves im developing them mid finger where the glove ends lol

    I hear that using them is bad for your grip development and the strength of your fingers/hand, so grab a set of those hand/grip spring squeeze things to play with.


    I agreed with tostudent26, I used to wear the gloves during workout especially with the weights, the reason why i wore them is that i got sweaty palms and long fingers, go figure... but my hands are getting used to it by now so i dont wear them anymore.. try not to depend on it, sooner or later u will be get used to it.

    Recommends for a glove, try Nikes. cant go wrong with that, i found a really good pair,comes in various sizes so i am sure you will find one that fits.. but i have to fork out quite abit to be honest,
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    Jul 11, 2010 2:45 AM GMT
    You know what, I've been wondering about this too. They used to be all the rage in the 80s and 90s. Now, you don't see a single soul wearing them...

    I've gotta say, I'm kind of becoming fond of the calluses on my palms... Makes me feel like I'm achieving something! icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 17, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    avoid them, if your gym will allow it use chalk instead. gloves just make your hand bigger and make to more awkward to grip a bar-/dumb-bell as for the calluses you can get a pumice stone and file them off. of course if you lift hard enough they'll probably just tear off.
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    Jul 17, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    WestAussieGuy saidYou know what, I've been wondering about this too. They used to be all the rage in the 80s and 90s. Now, you don't see a single soul wearing them...

    I've gotta say, I'm kind of becoming fond of the calluses on my palms... Makes me feel like I'm achieving something! icon_wink.gif
    I still have a set of the Harbingers posted above...identical.
    But I stopped using them because I like to feel myself up while working out (yeah I even do it in the gym). icon_lol.gif
    As for the calluses, I've met quite a few guys who think they're hot. And I have a manicure kit that can get rid of them in under 10 minutes if I need to.
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    Jul 29, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidCalluses on the hands = natural leather gloves. Can't beat nature. icon_wink.gif


    I also prefer to not use gloves. Callouses are useful later when outdoors.