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post #1 of 18
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I am in college, I lift about an hour or hour and a half every day. When I lift I don't wear gloves, hence, my hands palms and fingers are rough as heck. My question is should I start wearing gloves to get soft corporate hands? Or as long as my hands, nails and cuticles look nice is that ok?
post #2 of 18
Wear gloves. It will take some getting used to, but in the corporate world, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. A mans hand-shake is very important to future employers, associates, or clients. Rough hands scream out redneck.
post #3 of 18
I too have the same problem of my hands getting ate up every time I lift. However, I refuse to wear gloves in a public gym because I don't want to look like a total meathead (no offense if anyone on this forum wears gloves). Are there any other solutions or are we stuck with rough hands?
post #4 of 18
You could pick up "second skin" at a drug store and spray your hands before you lift. This way, you are tearing up the second skin and not your hands. Just a thought.
post #5 of 18
I don't think wearing gloves makes you look like a "meathead" at all. As many women, older people, and first-timers wear them in my gym as do the most serious lifters. Personally, I wear them for most exercises but not all so I also get rough skin. Not a problem- the easiest way to deal with that is to use a moisturizer a few times a week. There's tons out there to choose from. I use one from Kiehl's that's made for the hands and other real dry body parts. A few times per week does the trick.
post #6 of 18
Try Harbinger. I bought a pair from them when I noticed my afternoon lifts were leaving my hands rather tattered and torn. They've got a nice soft cushion and I haven't had a problem with looking like a "no-neck." Also, you could find wraps to wear. These protect your skin and help you control the bar when doing something like power clean or dead lift.
post #7 of 18
Moved post to Body Consciousness.
post #8 of 18
Try using nike batting gloves or football receiver's gloves when in the gym -- they're sleeker looking than the fingerless weightlifting floves, and they'll give your whole fingers protection. Plus, theyre very stylish with the young "hip hop" crowds...hahaha...
post #9 of 18
I am not as confident about my answer as bcmc, but I don't see rough hands as a problem, espectially if you have a strong body. a lot of corporate culture is pretty masculine, and if you are not a redneck and speak well, but still physically tough, it can be a huge advantage. I have only 4 years in a real fortune 1000 corporations, the culture there was very macho. the other places I have worked have been a lot smaller. I don't like gloves, myself. my hands look like a mess.
post #10 of 18
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I am in college, I lift about an hour or hour and a half every day. When I lift I don't wear gloves, hence, my hands palms and fingers are rough as heck. My question is should I start wearing gloves to get soft corporate hands? Or as long as my hands, nails and cuticles look nice is that ok?
I used to wear gloves until I thought it looked really rediculous. Lift for a week without gloves and the roughness will go away. I lift some fairly heavy weights, and I'm a violinist, so I wouldn't it affects the suppleness of your hands, except in small pads right below the base of your fingers on your palm. If a corporate mogul can feel those, then he was probably feeling you out for something more than just business...
post #11 of 18
After lifting rub some Jack Black hand healer on your hands.
post #12 of 18
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Lift for a week without gloves and the roughness will go away. I lift some fairly heavy weights, and I'm a violinist, so I wouldn't it affects the suppleness of your hands, except in small pads right below the base of your fingers on your palm.
This is excellent advice. I lift heavy weights as well and I find that after a while small pads develop at the base of my fingers. Everytime I get out of the shower I use a little Marcelle oil free moisturizer on my hands and face, this works like a charm. Happy lifting. A.
post #13 of 18
I'm not sure than anyone cares if your hands are rough. I'm a rock climber, and in rock climbing season, my hands are often rough, callused, cut, and scraped. I've not had any negative fall-out from it that I can tell.
post #14 of 18
Holy crap, this has got to be the oldest thread ever revived.
post #15 of 18
you beat me to it, j.
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