Guys , do you like using gloves while you lift? Do they stop calluses on your hand?

  • toybrian

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    Nov 07, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    was wondering because I see more guys in the gym using them and wondered do they really stop them on your hands. Is there a good brand to buy for that? Thanks for any info.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 07, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    Ya, they totally stop calluses. Mine also have a wrist wrap which gives some support when moving heavier weights. I use the Gold's Gym brand you can find at Wall Mart. Cheap, good, last.
  • muscleboundfe...

    Posts: 392

    Nov 07, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    Yes, they stop calluses. My hands hurt if I do pull ups without them so they help me in do a few more reps on back days. I just bought a small generic pair from 24hour fitness.
  • Hotgymguy22

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    Nov 09, 2014 9:00 PM GMT
    For me they don't stop calluses, but they do limit them. But what's important to me is that I found I can lift more easily and get more reps in because they make lifting more comfortable. I won't workout without them.
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    Nov 10, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    I find that cheap, effective rubber weightlifting grips like these:
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    do a better job of preventing calluses, plus they 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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    Nov 10, 2014 12:27 PM GMT
    I still get calluses when using gloves, but not as bad.. I prefer not to use gloves at all though. Kind of weird, but I feel like I have a better grip without them.
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    Nov 10, 2014 3:02 PM GMT
    I use them all the time but they have started to smell pretty bad! I have a running joke with my gym friend that I will put my hand over the face of a trainer I don't like when he hogs the equipment...
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    Nov 10, 2014 3:03 PM GMT
    Even though I get calluses, I prefer not to use gloves. I feel my grip is better without gloves. I did try using gloves initially, but now I don't use them.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 10, 2014 3:50 PM GMT
    I always use gloves, the only exception is when I am doing lat pulldowns, where my grip has to be such that gloves don't hack. I've used a variety of brands. I'm about to throw away the one I've used to date, they are totally worn out and they "bleed" if I do any sort of cardio at all and my hands get black from the moisture inside. I think if you use them, it wise to only do so when you lift or use a lot of weight on the machines. If you sweat a lot, you may have issues with the interior of your gloves.