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Anyone have an idea how Harbinger gloves fit? I measured my hand and it's about 8 inches across, which according to their sizing chart is a medium, but I'm normally a small in leather gloves.

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Originally Posted by valjester View Post

Anyone have an idea how Harbinger gloves fit? I measured my hand and it's about 8 inches across, which according to their sizing chart is a medium, but I'm normally a small in leather gloves.


Lifting gloves are a complete waste of money.

You're welcome.
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any legit uses for a smith machine? found a stupid good deal on one with a pulldown and two independent hi/low pulleys... it'd be worth it for that alone at the price, just the only thing ive used a smith for was hanging my hoodie on lol. and inverted rows i guess
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you have a real pet peeve with that one mang, might I suggest you think what everyone who's saying that is actually implying?

they mirin' thats what

i don't mind the mirin... its just the smugness that they convey the "just wait, you'll see" thing with. i should just bask in the soothing warmth of their jelly as i stuff myself with burgers and ice cream, muttering "u just mirin son" between bites

but honestly, can you imagine how hilariously inappropriate it would be if you were mirin hard on some dudes new yacht and told him the only reason he was financially successful was because of his parents? even if it were true you'd be a prick
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Lifting gloves are a complete waste of money.

You're welcome.

I know that it's a polarizing product, but I'm curious why you think they're a waste of money. I have really soft hands that develop painful calluses easily, and I have a habit of picking at them. What do you recommend?

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I know that it's a polarizing product, but I'm curious why you think they're a waste of money. I have really soft hands that develop painful calluses easily, and I have a habit of picking at them. What do you recommend?

Painful calluses? Might be because you're holding onto the bar incorrectly while doing some movements. During pulling movements, don't place the bar in the middle of your palms. Place them directly below where the fingers starting and wrap your hands around them.

Get chalk and/or straps.

Is calluses start to form, shave them. Or just peel them off during a hot shower (what I do every time I take a shower).

Unless you've got some weird attachment to having soft, feminine hands, I suggest you do the above and grow a pair.... of manly fists.
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Painful calluses? Might be because you're holding onto the bar incorrectly while doing some movements. During pulling movements, don't place the bar in the middle of your palms. Place them directly below where the fingers starting and wrap your hands around them.

Get chalk and/or straps.

Is calluses start to form, shave them. Or just peel them off during a hot shower (what I do every time I take a shower).

Unless you've got some weird attachment to having soft, feminine hands, I suggest you do the above and grow a pair.... of manly fists.

Peeling off calluses is not a long-term solution for me. I have tried chalk and it doesn't make things any better. I don't think I would make good use of straps. I can't see how they would be advantageous to gloves, considering that they are more of an inconvenience and would only help with deadlifts and maybe shrugs, not to mention that I don't ever plan to lift so much that I can't rely on my grip strength. That aside, I am still wondering what makes you believe that gloves are a waste of money. Is there a downside that I'm not aware of?

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Peeling off calluses is not a long-term solution for me. I have tried chalk and it doesn't make things any better. I don't think I would make good use of straps. I can't see how they would be advantageous to gloves, considering that they are more of an inconvenience and would only help with deadlifts and maybe shrugs, not to mention that I don't ever plan to lift so much that I can't rely on my grip strength. That aside, I am still wondering what makes you believe that gloves are a waste of money. Is there a downside that I'm not aware of?

Never mind, I take it all back. You should get lifting gloves to protect those soft hands of yours.
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Never mind, I take it all back. You should get lifting gloves to protect those soft hands of yours.

No, no, you're absolutely right. You made good points about how gloves are inferior to straps/chalk.

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Most people who wear gloves are like this:

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There's a dude in my gym that uses gloves and chalk.
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That feel when you are eating whatever you want on Sundays but you can't think of any place that's out of your healty/unhealthy wheel house.
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

There's a dude in my gym that uses gloves and chalk.

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Originally Posted by valjester View Post

No, no, you're absolutely right. You made good points about how gloves are inferior to straps/chalk.

The truth is.. I don't have to justify any (free) advice I give out to someone who uses lifting gloves. Call it lazy or whatever you want. Let's just go with, you're right. Keep using lifting gloves. It helps with keeping hands extra supple and soft.
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The truth is.. I don't have to justify any (free) advice I give out to someone who uses lifting gloves. Call it lazy or whatever you want. Let's just go with, you're right. Keep using lifting gloves. It helps with keeping hands extra supple and soft.

If you'll remember, I only asked about the sizing of the gloves. You offered the unsolicited opinion that gloves were useless, but neglected to say why.

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That feel when you are eating whatever you want on Sundays but you can't think of any place that's out of your healty/unhealthy wheel house.

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brigs chocolate chip pancakes with plenty of syrup drool.gif

damn bruh. Good idea
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