What kind of gloves (or not) do you use?

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  1. What kind of gloves (or not) do you use?


    I bought a new set of workout gloves today at Dicks, and was wondering what everyone else uses. I got the Harbinger leather with wrist wrap



    cause i'm an old wuss who spends all day at a computer so I need my wrists.

    i ran a search, and there aren't many threads about gloves here.


  2. I just tape my wrists. Soft hands are for girls.
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  3. Gloves are the 'gheyest' thing ever.

    Seriously though, I have never used them. Is your issue calluses Easy, or do you just prefer gloves to straps and/or chalk?

    Personally, I'm with the guy above me. Chalk and tape is a great combo for grip and stability for me.

  4. I wear gloves w/ wrist wraps as well...maybe I shouldn't anymore. Callouses be damned.
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
    WHITE WHALE!

  5. I wrap my wrists and use wrist straps, but no gloves.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Gloves are the 'gheyest' thing ever.

    Seriously though, I have never used them. Is your issue calluses Easy, or do you just prefer gloves to straps and/or chalk?

    Personally, I'm with the guy above me. Chalk and tape is a great combo for grip and stability for me.
    calluses mostly - mine tend to grow then break up, and its uncomfortable when that happens.

  7. I don't wear gloves.

  8. I have not used anything yet. Occasionally, I do get a minor tear from the callouses, which may hinder me from pushing further. I was planning on a pair of batting or football gloves, so I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

  9. I prefer calluses.

    Here is a good tutorial on callous 'maintenance':

    Calluses


    The other stuff on his site is damn cool too. He's a strong dude.
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Xodus View Post
    I prefer calluses.

    Here is a good tutorial on callous 'maintenance':

    Calluses


    The other stuff on his site is damn cool too. He's a strong dude.
    Awsome, f*ck gloves then, I reckon I'll grab me a pumice stone. Great find X.
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
    WHITE WHALE!

  11. i just wrap my wrist and use chalk

  12. Chalk, tape as needed, possibly (but probably not) wrist straps for heavy bench presses. I would think my grip would go to hell with gloves, never tried em though.
    I used to bleed all over the place ripping my calluses off doing cleans and snatches, just throw some tape on em and go.
    My thoughts are usually along the lines of this: If every part of my body isn't ready to do a lift then I shouldn't do it. If I can't even hold on to the bar how can I say I cleaned it, or did 30 pullups, or rowed it, ect, ect, ect.

    Edit: I'm not in this to try and be a bodybuilder, different strokes for different folks as always.

  13. I don't wear gloves. I actually like my callouses. They come in handy when doing actual work. I am thinking of getting wrist wraps however since I'm starting to do certain forms that put more strain on my wrists. I have never had a problem with my callouses breaking. They seem pretty dense and compressed into my hands and bottom of my fingers.

  14. You've never had a problem because you don't lift enough.


  15. I buy matching gloves, wristbands, and a sweat band...preferably neon colors.
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  16. Well buy is incorrect, I think borrow is the operative word in this case. Borrow from 'me' is more specific. You also left out that Pat Robinson fanny pack.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I buy matching gloves, wristbands, and a sweat band...preferably neon colors.
    like this? tripdog would be proud


  18. Cotton Straps for grip if needed. I push till it takes away from my lifting or focus. I have horrid calluses, from BMXing for awhile and then right into lifting.
    I went the longest time without anything and then it seemed one day it just gave on me, i cant handle to much weight anymore, but i have small hands.

    I tried my friends gloves before, they sucked. I am goin to get wrist straps soon prolly only for benching.

    I need to buy a belt too but im to lazy and broke.

  19. Just chalk and a belt for me.

    I probably should use straps, but I became overdependent on them back in the day and I think they contributed to massive forearm splints. Now, they just mess with my head too much and I start focusing on keeping the damn straps tight instead of everything else.

  20. No gloves, I love my calluses, theyre like built-in gloves.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I wrap my wrists and use wrist straps, but no gloves.
    same, i have had wrist trouble in the past so they get wrapped only on push exercises.
  22. Talking Be careful what kind of gloves you choose!


    These gloves gave me GYNO as I did not realize they required proper PCT. Letro is a must when running these gloves.
    You have been warned!

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  23. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    calluses mostly - mine tend to grow then break up, and its uncomfortable when that happens.
    do you dislike calluses?

    i noticed that using lotion RIGHT after a workout on your hands
    prevents any calluses.

    i've been doing this for a year already and no calluses to date.
    no gloves btw either.

  24. I use gloves just for the wrist wraps. My wrists kill me when i bench otherwise. I presently use the valeo gloves, but I've gone through quite a few pairs of those. The ones you have there look to be well put together.

  25. No gloves, no wraps. I love my callouses. I can't avoid them, anyway, between work, weightlifting, and rockclimbing( if you want full hand callouses, this is how you get em). I have always just sanded them down to keep them from ripping off. I just use whatever's handy; emery board, sandpaper, file.
    The Truth is, there is no Truth.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I buy matching gloves, wristbands, and a sweat band...preferably neon colors.
    ...wow...there is no end to the awsome in that statement.
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
    WHITE WHALE!

  27. I just use chalk and occasionally some wrist wraps from APT. I was never a fan of gloves. I just never felt like I had good control of the weight.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I wrap my wrists and use wrist straps, but no gloves.
    Same. I used to wear gloves, but I would keep losing them. No gloves feel a lot better. I only use lifting straps for chins and wraps for boxing, other than that bare handed. Your palms get used to it after a while. A good moisturiser helps too.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by asianbabe View Post
    Same. I used to wear gloves, but I would keep losing them. No gloves feel a lot better. I only use lifting straps for chins and wraps for boxing, other than that bare handed. Your palms get used to it after a while. A good moisturiser helps too.
    I use chalk from time to time to increase my grip or if I leave my straps at home.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  30. Quote Originally Posted by Bobaslaw View Post
    These gloves gave me GYNO as I did not realize they required proper post cycle therapy. Letro is a must when running these gloves.
    You have been warned!

    hahaha very vreative
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