Workout gloves, wrist straps and and other gym wear.

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    Jul 22, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    I was wondering what the guys on here where useing for gloves and wrist straps. I use Schiek 540 Platinum Lifting Gloves and Schiek 1000 PLS Strap Power Series the gloves are ok tho I dont recommend the wrist straps from Schiek seeing how I already ripped the seams on them doing barbell shrugs and there only 2 months oldicon_neutral.gif. So any advice on some good brands for replacement or what some of you dudes use would be much appreciated.
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    Jul 22, 2008 7:12 PM GMT
    For straps:

    http://www.versagripps.com/
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    Jul 22, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    Not to Hijack this thread...

    but I've got a bum wrist from fracturing it twice. Doing shoulder presses, and pushups *really* bothers it - to the point that I don't do pushups at all, and go light on the shoulder press.

    Is there a good wrap that would support the pressure, transferring it off of my wrist, and to the forearm??

    Thanks,
    E
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    Jul 23, 2008 5:46 AM GMT
    What's the purpose of wearing gloves when lifting weights?
  • Tyinstl

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    Jul 23, 2008 9:05 AM GMT
    Coolrabbit saidWhat's the purpose of wearing gloves when lifting weights?


    For me, it's to avoid getting callouses from the grooves in the dumbbells. Also they come with wrist straps so you don't go limp-wristed during militaries and wreck yourself.
  • sandiegovince

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    Jul 23, 2008 11:42 AM GMT
    I love my weightlifting gloves--and really miss them when I forget to put them in the gym bag. They keep my hands from all the wear and tear of handling free weights as well as give me that extra security when lifting--no sweaty palms! I've even taken to wearing them during my cardio sessions on the elliptical trainer-the constant grip on the handles can dig into your skin after an hour.

    --Vince
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    Jul 23, 2008 12:10 PM GMT
    I never wear gloves when lifting. I don't mind having calluses on my hands. But to each his own icon_biggrin.gif
  • gymguy81

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    Jul 23, 2008 12:23 PM GMT
    gloves i dont use how evre straps are worth there weight in gold. helps you go heavy barbell shrugs and deadlifts depends on what im doing but i keep my straps around for days where i have no grip.
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    Jul 23, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    I stick to my shiek gloves with the re-enforced wrist supports. I've never cared much for straps, not for lifiting anyway.

    There was this one man in Arizona who showed me something more interesting to do with lifting straps!icon_twisted.gif

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    Jul 23, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    Just straps. Plain, canvas or cotton straps.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jul 23, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    I wanted to wear gloves when I started lifting weights but my trainer gave me a hard time about it, now I have built up enough callouses that it doesn't bother me.

    I do wear a weight belt when I'm squatting heavier weights.
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    Jul 23, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    Tyinstl said
    Coolrabbit saidWhat's the purpose of wearing gloves when lifting weights?


    For me, it's to avoid getting callouses from the grooves in the dumbbells. Also they come with wrist straps so you don't go limp-wristed during militaries and wreck yourself.


    yeah, and not only that. lifting weights with gloves on puts less strain on your hands (the palms and knuckles). therefore, makes you work better and for a longer period of time than if you used just bare hands. callouses can actually turn into a serious condition if you continually let it happen on your hands during workouts.