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recs for good gloves for lifting weights

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by guest, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. guest

    guest Senior member

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    i've had 2 pair of nike throughout the years. lost them eventually. should i buy nike again? my last pair had no wrist support which was cool. more comfy actually. is harbinger a better brand? just did a quick google. http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-143-...f=cm_lmf_tit_1
     
  2. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    I don't use gloves, but Harbinger products are generally OK.
     
  3. mmadha

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    Are you a hand model? If not then strengthen your grip and toughen up by not using gloves.
     
  4. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    Are you a hand model? If not then strengthen your grip and toughen up by not using gloves.

    +1

    chalk or straps if you need it

    nothing screams "broseur" like gloves
     
  5. HgaleK

    HgaleK Senior member

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    Chicks dig calluses. It's why I masturbate with chalk.
     
  6. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Make sure the color matches your purse.
     
  7. Mr Sola

    Mr Sola Senior member

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    I used to subscribe to the whole "gloves are for pussies" thing until my hands looked like this:
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  8. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    I used to subscribe to the whole "gloves are for pussies" thing until my hands looked like this:

    And this kiddies is why we don't recommend high-rep snatches for time.
     
  9. Jsoftz

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    At least on my end it wouldn't be sarcasm. Looks like someone used Mark Rippetoe's joke from Starting Strength about the purse-matching already.. tears happen as evidenced by the picture sometimes but oh well.

    I feel my grip strength is one of my weak points so I definitely don't use gloves. I don't use straps either but if I was going for maximal lifts I'd use the seat belt style ones. In addition to the pussy-factor (which sounds like a good thing but in this case isn't), don't gloves just straight up increase the circumference of the bar, thus making the lift more difficult? This reason alone would be enough to keep me from using gloves.
     
  10. HgaleK

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    I used to subscribe to the whole "gloves are for pussies" thing until my hands looked like this:

    Your palms are soft. It suggests that you didn't have decent calluses at first. That said, I've had my calluses torn off after doing too much KB work. It's not fun.
     
  11. Cary Grant

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    Harbinger make good gloves, those with the leather palms/grips.
     
  12. RedLantern

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    I used to subscribe to the whole "gloves are for pussies" thing until my hands looked like this:

    You're gripping the bar wrong. Hold the bar in your fingers, not your palms, and you'd have been fine.
     
  13. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Senior member

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    No gloves. I don't see anyone lifting heavy with gloves usually. Chalk and straps sure, but no gloves.
     
  14. Monaco

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    I've lost several pairs of gloves and don't use them now, and callous are not attractive.
     
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    i like callouses. they're so functional when they harden up
     
  16. RedLantern

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    +1

    People should think of callouses like they do patina.
     
  17. suited

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    I use Harbinger. I tend to have issues with dry skin, and if I use chalk it dries my hands out like crazy. Within a few hours I'll have hangnails on every finger. I don't mind calluses at all, but hangnails drive me nuts.

    Gloves > straps. Straps really kill your chances of improving your grip.
     
  18. Kajak

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    I use Harbinger. I tend to have issues with dry skin, and if I use chalk it dries my hands out like crazy. Within a few hours I'll have hangnails on every finger. I don't mind calluses at all, but hangnails drive me nuts.

    Gloves > straps. Straps really kill your chances of improving your grip.


    Gloves just add a layer that can squish around. Straps used only on the heaviest sets make it so your grip doesn't prevent you from working the rest of your body.

    I've lost several pairs of gloves and don't use them now, and callous are not attractive.

    On a girl maybe, and I'd argue that it doesn't matter. On a man, it shows you're not useless.
     
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    Gloves just add a layer that can squish around. Straps used only on the heaviest sets make it so your grip doesn't prevent you from working the rest of your body.
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    If you stop using straps and train your grip with actual grip work (not just deadlifts), you won't need the straps too much longer. This is coming from a guy who used to use straps.
     
  20. guest

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    i even have someone carry my gym bag and take the elevator for 2 flights of stairs. i am lazy fo sho! but thanks about the info bout the brand. had someone buy one just now.
     

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