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Gloves or No Gloves?

zackrock

zackrock

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Sep 8, 2010
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#1
I've never used gloves in my life because I have tough hands. but I've heard that they make a difference in bench press and free weight excercises.


Any comments?
 
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Wolf

MuscleHead
Dec 25, 2010
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#2
I think it makes a difference for people that don't have seasoned hands, it relieves the pressure of the bar on the hand. I prefer chalk if I think my calluses might rip.
 
Get Some

Get Some

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Sep 9, 2010
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#3
I use gloves depending on what workout I'm doing. I usually have the gloves with the wriststraps tied tight because my wrists are bad and that seems to give them good support. But, for all the big workout I just use wraps. If you have a gym that lets you use chalk, definitely go for that.
 
pux888

pux888

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Oct 1, 2010
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#4
Personally I like to use wrist straps without gloves. I the like to feel the weight in my hands, seems to help with control and use wraps as needed.
 
AWARE72

AWARE72

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Oct 17, 2010
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#5
Personally I like to use wrist straps without gloves. I the like to feel the weight in my hands, seems to help with control and use wraps as needed.
I'm with you on this one. I used strap on heavy rows, dead and such
 
Hanniballickedher

Hanniballickedher

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Dec 12, 2010
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#6
I use gloves on everything except shoulders then I use straps.
 
irish_2003

irish_2003

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Dec 12, 2010
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#7
i can't lift with gloves....my hands/fingers are too small and even if i get really small gloves they slide too much with the weight
 
MAYO

MAYO

Bad Mother
Sep 27, 2010
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#8
Straps 'n wraps....no gloves. I feel less stable wearing gloves; I can feel the DB or BB shift in my hand and it throws me off. Maybe I'm a tard....but no gloves for me please.
 
jdjack

jdjack

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Sep 22, 2010
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#9
Gloves just get in my way. Rather use chalk. Callouses grow back, little blood won't kill you.
 
Growinboy

Growinboy

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Sep 25, 2010
502
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#10
Chalk is it... Though Ive seen girls accessorize their gloves with thier shoes, lol...
 
hugerobb

hugerobb

VIP Strength Advisor
Sep 15, 2010
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#11
tried gloves once didnt care for them so if anything I use straps
 
LITTLEMAGS

LITTLEMAGS

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Nov 1, 2010
318
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#12
no gloves...nor do i use straps as part of my routine. I think only have used them once in past 5 years.
 
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