Weight gloves

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    Apr 05, 2012 6:20 AM GMT
    I have been using a pair of gloves nothing super expensive, mainly to stop the rough hands.
    I am looking for an alternative to gloves as lately Im finding it difficult to get a good grip with them on. But when I remove them I get calused hands.

    Any good brands? or alternatives? Thanks
  • a303guy

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    Apr 05, 2012 11:23 AM GMT
    I've been using Ocelots for years, and really like them; they've got good padding where you need it, and good grip elswhere. I've also been trying to find a replacement for them, (mine are 6 years old) and they are both relatively hard to find, but also, on-line reviews indicate that their quality has diminished in recent years, so I may look elsewhere. I've also used Harbingers, but they arent as comfortable.
  • ueatzit

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    Apr 05, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Schiek gloves rock. Easy remove fins, good quality stitching, and tough padding. I've been through two pairs in six years of regular use, illustrating their durability.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 05, 2012 12:58 PM GMT
    Ocelots are excellent, the only issue I have when used..... when they were new, I had a hard time grasping some of the machines during use, drove me crazy. Once broke in, it seemed to be ok. Still pull them off sometimes when doing lat pulldowns.
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    Apr 05, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    Here's some practical advice - just use cheap, effective rubber weightlifting grips like these:
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    They prevent calluses, keep my hands from sweating, fit in my pocket, don't bleed leather-stain onto my fingers and palms and grip better than gloves so I don't get the friction calluses I still got from gloves and can lift heavier weight. Thanks to them I have a hard manly body and soft womanly hands.
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    Apr 05, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    I'm fine with the leather stains. Oh no. Not sure why they're hard to get out though...maybe I'm absorbing them into my body...

    Also, gymnasts make fun of weight lifters for using gloves. I think that's a bit stupid of the sport to brag about physical damage to themselves...
  • chi_rock

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    Apr 05, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    Gold's gym brand are fairly cheap and lasted me well when I used to use them. Now I'm au naturale.
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    Apr 05, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    My understanding is that these are not good as they do not reinforce the strength for proper gripping.

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    Apr 05, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    I don't use gloves and find that you can easily take care of your calluses with a little filing during a hot shower. It's one less piece of gear and really is easy to do. Takes maybe a minute a hand once a week.
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    Apr 05, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    Thanks guys I'll look up some of the brands. I might try a week or 2 without them and see how I go. Its strange Ive been using the gloves the whole time ive been training and not had a problem with gripping at all, now for some reason i cant hold onto anything with them on.
    Cheers
  • neosyllogy

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    Apr 05, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidHere's some practical advice - just use cheap, effective rubber weightlifting grips like these:
    15x62rk.jpg
    They prevent calluses, keep my hands from sweating, fit in my pocket, don't bleed leather-stain onto my fingers and palms and grip better than gloves so I don't get the friction calluses I still got from gloves and can lift heavier weight. Thanks to them I have a hard manly body and soft womanly hands.


    I don't use anything (I like my calluses, though my bf doesn't - another story), but those strips seem super annoying. Gloves would just stay on your hands, you don't have to carry them and pick them up between sets and machines. Though whatever works for you of course.