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Old 06-18-2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Question for gym rats: What gloves do you use?

I had some pretty nice gloves that have lasted me almost seven years but they've finally become so disgusting even I can't use them anymore. Anyone know a good brand to buy? It must have the following criteria: Long lasting, comfortable, breathable and will not bleed on my hands.

I don't want a wrist strap. If you have a good brand to recommend, please do so and please explain why you like it beyond "its the one I wear so you should too."

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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I never used them, never liked them. Once I built up the callouses it never was an issue. But if you have been using them for 7 years I can't imagine going bare. Have you thought about asking the regulars at your gym? That is if you go to a public gym.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:55 PM   #3
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I starting using these same gloves, really nice pair.

http://www.bigfitness.com/powerseries1.html
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I'm not qualified. Ask these men.

My dad used to have scabs where his callouses ripped off.

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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I first saw this I was thinking boxing gloves ........ build up Callouses
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Wow Mock that just totally ruined this thread!
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Real gym rats don't use gloves or straps or any of that crap.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:17 PM   #8
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How many here work out for Power ?
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by power I mean hitting a guy in the jaw and putting a quarter inch separation in the break
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:18 PM   #10
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Kaylore dude you had a hot wife! Did you switch teams or something?

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:22 PM   #11
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I use Harbinger's....they last, their good, and rather cheap (under 30 bucks).
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Real gym rats don't use gloves or straps or any of that crap.
Yep. Unless you are a monster and need straps.
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I have to use straps. My wrists will not support pushups let alone weights. Makes working out very difficult... so gloves with built in straps work great for me.
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I have to use straps. My wrists will not support pushups let alone weights. Makes working out very difficult... so gloves with built in straps work great for me.
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dont use gloves, in addition to not allowing your hands to build necessary callouses (use a body pad thing to grind them down in the shower so they dont break and your hands stay good), they increase the size of the bar which you are trying to grip, which can make it even harder to hold and more dangerous for stuff like benching.
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I starting using these same gloves, really nice pair.

http://www.bigfitness.com/powerseries1.html
That's funny because I was going to buy some harbingers and a guy at the gym said not to because they bled onto his hands. I don't really sweat on my hands, but have you experienced this.

And can we try and make this somewhat productive? Comments like "real gym rats don't use gloves" and pictures of Germans in diapers aren't helpful. I don't like callouses on my hands and that's why I use gloves and I've been working out for several years. If using gloves makes me "fake" then fine, but I want some gloves and they don't make my brand anymore.
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dont use gloves
I'm going to use gloves. I have for years. I use free weights mostly and I've never had a problem with slippage.
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That's funny because I was going to buy some harbingers and a guy at the gym said not to because they bled onto his hands. I don't really sweat on my hands, but have you experienced this.

And can we try and make this somewhat productive? Comments like "real gym rats don't use gloves" and pictures of Germans in diapers aren't helpful. I don't like callouses on my hands and that's why I use gloves and I've been working out for several years. If using gloves makes me "fake" then fine, but I want some gloves and they don't make my brand anymore.
I don't wear any, but Harbingers are what I see about 90% of other people wearing, so they must be doing something right.

Actually Harbinger is the only brand name I've seen enough to commit to memory, so I say give them a try.
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I use Harbingers (same as those in Clady's post). I bought them mainly for the wrist strap and also because they were cheap.

I like them and they are also durable - lasted 5 years for me.
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Real gym rats don't use gloves or straps or any of that crap.
False...

Straps are almost a necessity for heavy weight deadlifts. Problem for me, at least.
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I'm going to use gloves. I have for years. I use free weights mostly and I've never had a problem with slippage.
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I'm going to use gloves. I have for years. I use free weights mostly and I've never had a problem with slippage.
id be interested to see your routine
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Straps are almost a necessity for heavy weight deadlifts. Problem for me, at least.
well, kinda false. if you use a mixed grip (one overhand, one underhand) most people have no issue gripping the amount of weight their body will get off the ground.
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If your goal is just avoiding callouses and something comfortable, why not try on a couple cheap ones at Dick's or something until you find what you like, and then wash them a couple times to make sure they won't bleed?
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Kaylore,

I've worn out several pairs of Harbingers in the past couple of years, alone. They're solid. I usually leave them unstrapped so my wrists have to work harder, unless I'm nursing any sort of wrist injury, which I have a bit lately from hoops.

But, they're pretty damned durable for the price. I'm sure you could spend more, but I wouldn't bother.
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