WORKOUT GLOVES

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    Aug 26, 2013 5:44 AM GMT
    Who uses them for lifting? Any recommendations on good brands? I got a pair from "Mani Sports" - an Aussie company, and they're pretty shit. They've completely stretched and fallen apart after just a few months, and the fit isn't that great anyway, so I don't find myself with much better of a grip.

    I'm back in the market for a new pair again, so wondering if anybody has any good recommendations. I'm talking recommendations of brand, style, material (i.e. how do people like those rubber grip ones?) Full Gloves or just the palm pads which wrap around your fingers and palms... etc.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    I've been wearing Valeo for several years. But they're getting hard to find. Seems like the big sporting goods stores only carry the big brands like Nike.
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    Aug 26, 2013 8:23 AM GMT
    Harbinger are decent at a reasonable price. I use these:

    http://harbingerfitness.com/product/155/

    I don't like a heavy or overly padded glove. I usually get about a year out of a pair before they start to wear out.

    I tried the foam/rubber grip pads- they were a freebie. I didn't care for them.

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    Aug 26, 2013 9:26 AM GMT
    go to Bodybuilding.com and check out the store on their site...amazing choice of gloves etc u'll never find at ur gym or any store. I've developed arthritis in my hands as well as a condition called Dupuy-trens Constrictures which forms these bumps on the palms - hardening of the sheath around ligaments, that can lead to loss of full-range grip. The gloves I bought have small gel pads all along the fingers and on the palms that have really helped me maintain a good strong grip for lifting AND without any pain. I paid $70. for them, including shipping, and have had them for at least 5 yrs now - they are even washable and they still look and feel like new. BEST investment I ever made!!!
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    Aug 26, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
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    I'd like to try working out in these!
    I'd be the talk of the gym!
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    Aug 26, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
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    I'd like to try working out in these!
    I'd be the talk of the gym!


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  • toybrian

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    Aug 26, 2013 1:12 PM GMT
    Thanks Jeans for asking this questions because I also am in the process of buying some and need advice on good and bad of these. If you hear any good advice that you get in your email then please pass it on.. Do the gloves stop you from getting calouses at the gym from the bars and lifting??
    Thanks again Jeans..
  • nomad4life

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    Aug 26, 2013 1:18 PM GMT
    I just use Gold gloves that I buy at WalMart. Always fit, last for a long time, a little rough in between the fingers though
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    Aug 26, 2013 1:34 PM GMT
    friendlyface08 saidI just use Gold gloves that I buy at WalMart. Always fit, last for a long time, a little rough in between the fingers though

    This. They fit, last forever, and are cheap. I like the ones with wrist support. I feel I can lift heavier. I tried Harbinger and they are good, just no better and more expensive.

    I like wearing gloves. You don't get abrasion from the bar and can generally lift heavier and more often. And they are a signal to my brain that it's time to go to work.
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    Aug 26, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
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    " nothing comes between me and my Michael Jackson rape glove..... nothing"
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    Aug 26, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
    I use Harbinger too. My hands sweat a lot when i'm lifting, especially with real heavy weights, so i need them for the grip.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Gloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.
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    Aug 26, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    bostonxfit saidGloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.


    I've read this as well so have avoided them. I've used wrist straps for dead lifts and shrugs though.
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    Aug 27, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    bostonxfit saidGloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.



    Honey - go have yourself a lil' looksee through my pics. Im a rower... Do you REALLY want to have the conversation about calluses and blisters with me?
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    Aug 27, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    bostonxfit saidGloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.
    This is false.
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    Aug 27, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
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    bostonxfit saidGloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.


    I've read this as well so have avoided them. I've used wrist straps for dead lifts and shrugs though.
    But wrist straps take the workload away from your hands/grip. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 27, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    definitely get gloves with the wrists support
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    Aug 27, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    I used to use gloves and I would buy the cheapest ones I could find because I didn't like keeping them more than a month or so because they kinda grossed me out. Now I don't use them at all and just deal with the callouses. I do still use straps on back day; it doesn't help my grip get stronger, but it does allow me to do some very heavy deadlifts, shrugs and rows. A big back is worth the tradeoff.
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    Aug 27, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    I don't wear gloves, though I bring my wrist straps when doing shoulders for shrugs, rows, and others where my wrists are too weak to hold the weight. Pull ups really wreck havoc on my hands though, might want to use gloves if you do a lot of those.
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    Aug 27, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
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    uoft23 said
    bostonxfit saidGloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.


    I've read this as well so have avoided them. I've used wrist straps for dead lifts and shrugs though.
    But wrist straps take the workload away from your hands/grip. icon_neutral.gif


    That's true which is why I only use them when not using them would limit the load.

    Funny you say so matter of factly Boston's post is false because in my reading the opinion seems to come down soundly on his side. As to how significant it is is another story and probably won't make much difference to most people.
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    Aug 27, 2013 5:35 AM GMT
    uoft23 said
    xrichx said
    uoft23 said
    bostonxfit saidGloves will hinder your grip - your hands are pretty well designed to handle carrying heavy things around. If you shy away from using your bare hands because it's uncomfortable, you'll never get used to the feeling or develop callouses where you need to. I never use gloves and I take care of my hands with regular sanding and moisturizing. Without gloves, I can handle pretty heavy weights and I also think my grip has improved as a result.


    I've read this as well so have avoided them. I've used wrist straps for dead lifts and shrugs though.
    But wrist straps take the workload away from your hands/grip. icon_neutral.gif


    That's true which is why I only use them when not using them would limit the load.

    Funny you say so matter of factly Boston's post is false because in my reading the opinion seems to come down soundly on his side. As to how significant it is is another story and probably won't make much difference to most people.
    Shake my hand and your opinion will change. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 27, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    Here's some practical advice - just use cheap, effective rubber weightlifting grips like these:
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    An even sturdier brand are called Gorilla Grips. Any type prevent calluses, keep my hands from sweating, fit in my pocket, don't bleed leather-stain onto my fingers and palms, are easy to switch out of as needed and grip better than gloves so I not only lift heavier but don't get friction calluses. Thanks to them I have a hard manly body and soft womanly hands.
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    Aug 28, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    i'd actually recommend training without gloves as much as you can, once your grip is wasted...then use gloves
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    Sep 09, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    Try without the gloves and you'll soon find you never needed them.

    I've found the only issue is weighted chins if the bar you are holding is too smooth. Then, you might need gloves or straps so that your hands don't give out before your back does.
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    Sep 09, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
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    I'd like to try working out in these!
    I'd be the talk of the gym!


    Gurrrrl! People would TALK! icon_lol.gif