Gloves

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    Mar 06, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Do you guys work out with gloves. I have been lately, but I read it is a bad idea because it may interfere with your grip. What do you think?
  • cmatador

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    Mar 06, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
    It's a good idea; especially ones with wrist guards
  • blueandgold

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    Mar 06, 2013 7:42 AM GMT
    cant stand them; dont feel like my grip is solid, especially with very heavy weight.
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    Mar 06, 2013 9:18 AM GMT
    I use them so I can avoid getting that rough skin where the fingers meet the palms. I buy cheap ones and throw them away when they get too smelly (and they can get very smelly indeed!)
  • nic_m3

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    Mar 06, 2013 10:12 AM GMT
    I use them on arm days and for squats. I don't think anybody has to worry as long as you buy a size that fits. Mine are Nike and are washable so I don't have a problem with them getting dirty. I don't want rough skin which is why I use them. Call me a girl but at the end of the day I don't have gross hands.
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    Mar 06, 2013 11:02 AM GMT
    I wear them. But I'm used to wearing gloves; I have some form of glove on pretty much all day at work. I don't feel that they interfere with my grip though I don't like the ones with too much padding.

    Try a few weeks of workouts with them, then switch and do your workouts sans said gauntlets, and see which you prefer.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 06, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    I like wearing gloves. The only disadvantage that I've ever heard is that you develop a stronger grip without them. My grip is sufficient for me. The major upside for me is when I put them on, I feel in workout mode. Ready to go to work and hit it hard. A mindset thing. And I agree that a little wrist support is a good thing. I use fairly cheap Golds Gym brand available at Wallmart (oddly not in Golds Gyms).
  • blueandgold

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    Mar 06, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    I have no problem with developing lifting calluses. Its like a rite of passage, and i think its like proof that you do shit with your hands other than beat off and get manicures.

    I think dude with super soft hands is creepy.
  • musicdude

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    Mar 06, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    I only wear them when I do exercises in which I'm pulling on the weight (most back exercises, shrugs, etc). If I don't, I find that the weights end up hurting my hands in the sense that they pinch the skin near my knuckles when my hands are cupped, or they press against nerves or something. Damn thing hurts and it causes me to have to let go of the weight half way through my set and makes them very stiff for a while after. I also have to be careful not to damage my fingers since I need them (and their dexterity) to play bassoon.
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    blueandgold saidI have no problem with developing lifting calluses. Its like a rite of passage, and i think its like proof that you do shit with your hands other than beat off and get manicures.

    I think dude with super soft hands is creepy.


    i agree! ish dated a guy with super soft hands and i kept thinking about how weird it felt
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:05 PM GMT
    I wear them all the time. My hands are like faucets and they help absorb the sweat.
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    I've done both, I don't notice a huge difference.

    I had more wrist pain with wrist wrap style gloves than without so idk.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 06, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    I use gloves, except a couple of machines where it just doesn't work... I never had problems with my older gloves, so I think its all about "glove brands" and the grip they provide.
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    justin_pal saidDo you guys work out with gloves. I have been lately, but I read it is a bad idea because it may interfere with your grip. What do you think?

    Yes, on the machines (I don't do free weights). I use my fingerless bicycle gloves, with gel padding in the palms. If I rode my bike over I likely have them with me, anyway. It just doesn't feel right to me to grip bars with my bare hands. Not that there's any vibration to dampen, a function of the gel inserts, but that's my habit. I also never rode a motorcycle without gloves, so again, it's an established pattern for me to grip bars while wearing gloves. Rather than interfering with my grip, gloves make it feel normal to me. And needless to say, I golf with a glove, too.
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    Mar 06, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    Don't wear gloves. It interferes with the security of your grip and your brain picks up on this (through proprioception), and then your brain literally reduces the amount of force you can create.

    -Joey
  • Medjai

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    Mar 06, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    I do. I've ripped enough callouses, and don't feel the need to build them as a badge of honour. I can do anything I need to without torn hands or shaving down callouses.
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    Mar 06, 2013 8:56 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, 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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    Mar 06, 2013 9:20 PM GMT
    I discover that I prefer to lift wirhout the gloves. Feels like I get a much stronger grip and I'm able to lift heqvier weight. Either that oe I'm just getting stronger. Lol
  • nic_m3

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    Mar 06, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    blueandgold saidI have no problem with developing lifting calluses. Its like a rite of passage, and i think its like proof that you do shit with your hands other than beat off and get manicures.

    I think dude with super soft hands is creepy.


    I do shit actual shit with my hands like working cars and motorcycles in my shop. And I have them from pole vaulting. I just don't see the sense in having them any bigger or rougher than they need to be. Nor do I think its bad that you have them to each his own.
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    Mar 13, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    Rough hands and feet are major turnoff, me and hubby like to cuddle too much lol... Yeah glove wearer here
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    Mar 13, 2013 7:22 AM GMT
    I like lifting with gloves... Just feels better...
  • kenman1111

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    Jan 11, 2014 7:19 PM GMT
    I use Gripads. They are not as restrictive as gloves that cover the entire hand and as a result your hands don't get nearly as sweaty.
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    Jan 11, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    Someone at a branch of my gym uses a full sized sponge, of the type you would use to wash a car. I don't think it is going to catch on.
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    Jan 11, 2014 10:12 PM GMT
    I used to when I started, but it just got annoying. Then they would stink and I'd wash them really thoroughly and they'd still stink and I was like wtf fuck this. I don't mind the hand calluses. If you think we're an unsuitable match because I have hand calluses from lifting then you're not the person for me icon_lol.gif
  • camfer

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    Jan 11, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    My great aunt would always wear gloves, but she never worked out.

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