I use gloves deadlifting because its not practical or affordable for me to use chalk. Would i be able to lift more or less with chalk or would it make little difference?
Invest 7 dollars into a pair of harbinger wrist straps from your local richards.
Chalk is about $3 for 2 blocks worth, which will easily last several months.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
yeah... chalk is pretty cheap... I recommend it. Gloves will just reduce your grip strength. Wrist straps are also another route to try.
SFW and GFH
You can get 8 2oz. bars for $12.95 at prowriststraps.com or 1 bar for $1.95. You can also get high quality wrist straps ascheap as $8, but they won't help grip strength as much as chalk.
My gym has a posted rule, no use of chalk. This angers me.
I use gloves and at times I forget them and just lift, what I would suggest is the new grips at bb.com I'll see if I can get a link Grips
Yea, I like deadlifting no gloves better although the pain and calluses suck but real woman like hard working men.
"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
Gloves are for girls. Man up and pick up the bar.
For this threads sake, for the past week I didn't wear gloves. I was able to grip the bar better. I felt a stronger connection. The only negative is that my palms are a little beat up now. This is easily overlooked tho. The outcome is I will never wear gloves again. Better grip without.
They don't let you use gloves in powerlifting competitions...nuff said. I don't use gloves--and I'm a girl.
wait.. someone said chalk helps more than straps? i duno on that one
but personally, i cant use gloves at all. my little brother just started lifting and he got some gloves... i was tempted to throw them away. rough hands make a man