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    Gloves?

    Do you wear gloves while working out? Why? Whynot?

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    If you do wear gloves, be sure they match your purse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    If you do wear gloves, be sure they match your purse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
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    Never. The why/why not? My husband Mike and I have a powerlifting gym, and it would be pretty embarassing to be thrown out of my own gym

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    If you do wear gloves, be sure they match your purse.
    I carry chalk in my purse, am i allowed to wear gloves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    I carry chalk in my purse, am i allowed to wear gloves?

    Only if you have some ammonia in there with it.

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    I wear gloves when working out. I may have to look old but my hands don't have too.


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    Many wear gloves to keep the calluses at a minimum. Some prefer gloves. I used to wear them. Once I started lifting heavier, I found that gloves interfered with my grip. I haven't worn gloves for a long time now and yes, I have 3 large calluses on each hand.
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    I used to when I hurt my wrist, but now I don't, I prefer doing it without them.

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    I started out with gloves, and lately have gone bare. Not on purpose, just ended up that way, never even thought about it.

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    Gloves will simply not allow as strong a grip as well chalked hands.
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    I started out wearing gloves. Chalk is better, and does not make your hands smell like my roomates hockey bag.

    I don't mind the calluses, I like having strong manly hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    If you do wear gloves, be sure they match your purse.
    Damn, that's what I came in here to say lol.
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    I no longer wear gloves. I got these freebie Lynx rubber pads that fit in the palm of your hand. So awsome these things are. Amazingly simple concept but they work so much better than gloves and they are cheap. They allow a thicker and strong sticky grip without the mess of chalk.
    http://www.lynxpt.com/products/performancegrips.html
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    Cheaper alternative: http://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Grip-Op.../dp/B000GG9UP4

    AND they come in baby blue!



    Quote Originally Posted by TallRob View Post
    I no longer wear gloves. I got these freebie Lynx rubber pads that fit in the palm of your hand. So awsome these things are. Amazingly simple concept but they work so much better than gloves and they are cheap. They allow a thicker and strong sticky grip without the mess of chalk.
    http://www.lynxpt.com/products/performancegrips.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcornontherobx View Post
    Cheaper alternative: http://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Grip-Op.../dp/B000GG9UP4

    AND they come in baby blue!
    Cute, but not as thick and juicy as the lynx grips

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    Many wear gloves to keep the calluses at a minimum. Some prefer gloves. I used to wear them. Once I started lifting heavier, I found that gloves interfered with my grip. I haven't worn gloves for a long time now and yes, I have 3 large calluses on each hand.
    This

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidior
    Gloves will simply not allow as strong a grip as well chalked hands.
    And this.

    The fact of the matter is that callouses on your hands are not a big deal. I've had girlfriends who haven't even noticed (for the record I deadlift and shrug with a 365+lbs barbell) them and in general they go unnoticed even by myself. So do not worry about callouses.

    Use your bare hands and use chalk. As you go up in weight your grip and hands will get used to carrying the weight.

    First of all I can't even think of any exercises where gloves would actually help. Once you get up to a decent weight the gloves actually hurt you instead of helping because they can never get skin-tight on your hands and thus slide little by little until you can not hold the weight anymore (and hopefully don't hurt yourself).

    Straps are okay but they're a hassle if you have to re-wrap them in the middle of a set or if they're not strong enough for heavy loads and rip'break.

    Also chalk I'm pretty sure is a cheaper choice than the other options. Don't get me wrong chalk isn't perfect and can be annoying if you're using your chalk-covered fingers on your iPod or to adjust your shorts or something but that's not the end of the world.
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    If you consider a thick layer of chalk a glove, then yes.

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    liquid chalk is my choice
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    my problem is that i have huge hands. Im all hands and feet. So, I like the Lynx grips because they effectively increase the diameter of the bar to where it fits my hands better and they are super grippy and have a bit of cusion to them. I never heard of liquid chalk, sounds interesting.
    Quote Originally Posted by d'Anconia View Post
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    And this.

    The fact of the matter is that callouses on your hands are not a big deal. I've had girlfriends who haven't even noticed (for the record I deadlift and shrug with a 365+lbs barbell) them and in general they go unnoticed even by myself. So do not worry about callouses.

    Use your bare hands and use chalk. As you go up in weight your grip and hands will get used to carrying the weight.

    First of all I can't even think of any exercises where gloves would actually help. Once you get up to a decent weight the gloves actually hurt you instead of helping because they can never get skin-tight on your hands and thus slide little by little until you can not hold the weight anymore (and hopefully don't hurt yourself).

    Straps are okay but they're a hassle if you have to re-wrap them in the middle of a set or if they're not strong enough for heavy loads and rip'break.

    Also chalk I'm pretty sure is a cheaper choice than the other options. Don't get me wrong chalk isn't perfect and can be annoying if you're using your chalk-covered fingers on your iPod or to adjust your shorts or something but that's not the end of the world.
    Last edited by TallRob; 11-11-2009 at 08:51 PM.

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    I'd rather get made fun of for wearing my pink lifting belt than getting laughed out of the gym for wearing gloves. My very first training partner told me, "gloves are for tourists and if you want to stay around, you better get used to the calluses...".

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