recs for good gloves for lifting weights

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  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

    mmadha Senior member

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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

    Jsoftz Senior member

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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

    HgaleK Senior member

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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

    Cary Grant Senior member

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


  12. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

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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.
     


  15. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    i like callouses. they're so functional when they harden up
     


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