Weight lifting gloves?

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    Mar 02, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    I'm thinking of buying a pair of training gloves for the gym to help with my grip and prevent callous on my hands. Just wondering do any of you guys use them when your training and would you recommend them?

    tbh they are like 20 dollars at my local sports shop and honestly im a little reluctant to spend money on somethng which might be pointless
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    Mar 02, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    Depends on you dude. I prefer them due to the fact that I tend to get sweaty palms and lose my grip. Have hurt myself several times without em! I say go for it if you get sweaty palms.
  • fitnfunmich

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    Mar 02, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    Agreed. You can usually find a pair for closer to 10 bucks if you shop around. Personally I think callused hands are gross so I use them every time I lift weights. If you only workout with machines you might be ok without them, but for free weights I think they are essential.
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    Mar 02, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    I use them as they help with the grip and prevents callous. You can try Nike they usually have some good deals on them, got mines for 15 bucks or so.
  • FriscoJansen

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    Mar 02, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    It just depends, I use gloves to keep my hands from blisters and getting rough. It helps me lift more and for longer periods. My friend doesn't use 'em intentionally cause he WANTS his hands to be- rough and manly, haha.
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    Mar 02, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    Frisco82 saidIt just depends, I use gloves to keep my hands from blisters and getting rough. It helps me lift more and for longer periods. My friend doesn't use 'em intentionally cause he WANTS his hands to be- rough and manly, haha.


    Me too! I don't really want "city hands". However I guess my hands are rough enough since I've been lifting for two years, plus I think the gloves are kinda hot when I see guys wearing them on the floor, more professional.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 02, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    I didnt like the gloves and use grips instead. what i did was buy a foam for a Hardfoamboard that carpenters use. Cost 1$ and cut it in 2 awesome grip and freedom where you dont want gloves. They can be washed easily and provide you with a much better grip than gloves do imho.


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  • ajw18

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    Mar 02, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    I like the gloves because my hands started getting really chapped from all of the stress on my skin. I like the grip a lot better, and I find that I can't really do free weights without them.
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    Mar 02, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    I've heard that heavy lifting without gloves will eventually affect/kill the nerve endings on your palms. It's just something I've heard/read somewhere, and haven't researched much.

    But my hands are calloused enough. I don't need them to be any more rougher than they are now. I usually get Valeo. But the ones from Nike look pretty nice, and somewhat inexpensive.
  • DrewT

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    Mar 02, 2010 11:13 PM GMT
    I use gloves, because my hands get all sweaty and it's hard to lift that way.
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    Mar 02, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    I bought a pair for 12.99 at Sports Authority, also bought a pair for my former workout buddy. Several of my free weights at home had rough handles that ripped up my hands; the gloves made it immediately better.
  • EricLA

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    Mar 02, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    I like my supple skin, so yes, I use gloves. I'm callous-free. I bought the kind, I forget the brand, that has little flares at the fingers that help you pull off the gloves.

    If you sweat a lot, you probably want a pair that's washable.
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    Mar 02, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    http://www.dryhands.com/
    I use that, it's FREAKIN AWESOME stuff..

    I'm a heavy sweater and after a short while the gloves would stink, I'd soakem in baking soda and all that good stuff which helped a hell of a lot but it always came back and I got sick of it so my trainer gave me that and I wouldn't use anything else icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 02, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    When I started lifting in 1975, there was no such things as weightlifting gloves. The weights were knurled and were much rougher than they are these days. There was chalk box in the corner and it was a given that you would use it. I used to tear thick callouses from my hands every week. Now, you can get gloves for $9.95 at Wally World. I use gloves all the time. They let me hang on to stuff when I'm sweaty and I also don't have to tear all those callouses off anymore.
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    Mar 02, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    If the dry hands stuff is water proof how do you get it off?
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    Mar 03, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    goodtr8s saidIf the dry hands stuff is water proof how do you get it off?

    it resists just plain water/sweat/rain and all that, but soap and water get it off, I wash my hands after a workout and then shower and my hands are fine.
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    Mar 03, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    I like my calluses... they're like little trophies.
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    Mar 03, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Yup, I use weightlifting gloves. They help a bit with getting a better grip on the weights.

    For certain excercises like pullups or deadlifts, I'll use weightlifting straps as well in case my grip gives out before the muscle being worked is fully fatigued.

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    Mar 03, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    hmmm if you haven't used them so far, why start now ? ...or you new at it ?
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    Mar 03, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidI like my calluses... they're like little trophies.

    even better, when your working under the stairs and it rips off a blister or callus, you get to scream like a girl and get away with it icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    Lifting gloves made of Neoprene are superlight, seem to last forever, completely washable....and give me a better grip than leather gloves.
  • B71115

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    Mar 03, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    If you pick some because of the price, TRY THEM ON. It's a complete waste of money if they don't work well once you get to the gym. Just make sure they fit you well when you're using them.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 03, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    I can't workout unless I have gloves, even though I have callous galore. I no longer use leather gloves. Other than the fact that I'm a vegetarian, they really get to smelling awful, even with normal washing.

    I use Nike training gloves, 13 bucks. BTW, these are only my fourth pair that I've ever owned, and I've been working out for twenty years.

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    Mar 03, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    I love the nike training gloves... I've had three pairs in three years and since I recently lost my third pair I'll be purchasing my fourth shortly here. haha.
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    Mar 03, 2010 7:01 AM GMT
    harbinger, ones with wrist straps are kinda nice, no more calluses!icon_wink.gif

    is there a downside to wearing wrist supports?