Your Workout Gloves

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    Mar 06, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    I'm finding that my gloves don't protect my hands from blisters like they used to. How often do you replace workout gloves? Do you wash them? What kind do you use?
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    Mar 06, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    I've always used what I can find at my local sports store, some are washable, some aren't.

    I usually replace them when the padding starts to feel flat and hard, or when the stitching/velcro starts to fail.

    But I'd love a good higher quality, higher "performance" glove, so looking for good suggestions as well.

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    Mar 06, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    I'll replace my gloves once every six months...more often if the padding starts to wear more than usual. I wash mine as well at least three times in that six month period.
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    Mar 06, 2009 6:47 PM GMT
    haha gloves...... Yea never used them just build up some caluses icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 06, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    ATPCP, it's not just about calluses, but also about protecting all the nerves and muscles in your hands from being damaged. Your hands, like your feet, contain a lot of nerve endings and small bones, that you really don't wanna f**k up.

    Food for thought =)
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Mar 06, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    I find TKO gloves to be very good & resonable...I get them on Ebay and are comfortible & long lasting....icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 06, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    I have my gloves more than half a year now .. they do protect, but I guess part of it is because my dumbells have rubber coated poles ...

    But honesty, I kinda liked it when my palms' skin became rough -

    I can still remember the time when I was about 15-16 yo. a girl held my hand, looked in my eyes and said to me: "your hands looks like girls' hands, let me try put my ring on your finger".
    I remember since then everytime I was passing near a stone wall I was rubbing my hands on it .. teenage, a hard era.. icon_confused.gif
  • 2theTEE

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    Mar 06, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    Here's a great tip if your gloves aren't washable: After working out, flip the gloves inside out to air dry for a few hours...it'll keep 'em from smelling funky ( for those sweaty palmers out there ).


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    Mar 07, 2009 1:19 AM GMT
    I like Valeo gloves. They fit well and last long. Even though they're washable, I just let them air out. I replace them whenever the leather on the palm area wears out.
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    Mar 07, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    _dude_ saidATPCP, it's not just about calluses, but also about protecting all the nerves and muscles in your hands from being damaged. Your hands, like your feet, contain a lot of nerve endings and small bones, that you really don't wanna f**k up.

    Food for thought =)


    <---- Starts to freak out a little and decides to go tomorrow to buy gloves in order to protect his flute playing/piano playing/conducting hands...
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    Mar 07, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    I wash them every week or two, washble or not.

    and for those that never do lysol works great, kills germs and odor
    and they all last long diferently so if they not helping your hands, time to change!!!
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    Mar 07, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    I guess I could have put what kind of gloves I use. I don't know if they have an actual name but there is a Nike logo on them. They have been pretty durable until now even though the left handed one started developing a tear at the seam of the thumb early on.
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    Mar 07, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    I have a pair of Harbinger gloves. Nothing to fancy but it had good wrist support and is comfortable. I'm sure i can find something better in the future.
  • kew1

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    Mar 07, 2009 8:43 AM GMT
    I keep losing them, so about every 3 months.Tried looking for whoever found one pair - they would have black palms as the dye ranicon_smile.gif
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    Mar 07, 2009 8:52 AM GMT
    I use gloves from a Australian company called Outback - they make nice ones with wristwraps.

    They always start to smell really bad after a few weeks though..

    I saw a guy the other day with TKO gloves that had metal hooks in the palms, might be worthwhile to have a look at for someone like myself who has weak wrists and needs support.
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    Mar 07, 2009 10:43 AM GMT
    Monthly. they dont wash well and they smell. nothing like having a hottie ask you for a spot and being embarrassed that your gloves smell like some stinky dudes feet. plus they give me calluses when they get old, not when they are new. I buy Harbingers, but have tried other brands with no success for keeping them very long.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 07, 2009 12:13 PM GMT
    These are by far the best gloves I have used

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    Valeo Neoprene workout gloves