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2011/03/26 14:33:49 (permalink)
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Gloves

Hey,
 
I was just wondering people's thoughts are on weightlifting gloves? i would prefer to avoid answers such as 'man up' 'don't be soft' etc. For the last 3-4 years i have wore them religiously and would even consider going back home if i forgot them. I'm not particularly bothered about looking soft, as if they were assisting me then this would be far more important. However today, a bloke in the gym said that particularly when you are lifting heavy weights they may negatively affect your bone structure and to be honest i hardly ever see anyone else wearing them.
 
Although today, when deadlifting 90kg, i took my gloves off and my grip was pretty poor, i put my gloves back on and was much more comfortable with the lift. Any decent input would be appreciated. Cheers  
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    CitizenKane
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/26 14:42:05 (permalink)
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    Gloves should adversely affect your grip because they are effectively increasing the thickness of the bar. But if your experience is different then fair enough, but the real issue is that if you are having trouble with your grip deadlifting only 90kg then your grip needs some serious work, the last thing it needs is to be bypassed. Get yourself some chalk, this way you are actually working your grip and making it stronger rather than just bypassing it.

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/26 14:49:27 (permalink)
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    I only started adding deadlifts into my routine about 5 weeks ago and am making a fair bit progress on them. I did 3 sets on 10 with gloves on and was absolutely fine, but then decided to do one without them and it was propper hurting my hands so put my gloves back on and got 10 out quite comfortably. cheers for the input though, i may buy some chalk for my deadlifts.
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/26 14:54:42 (permalink)
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    Oh so it was actually hurting your hands, rather than just your grip was failing? This would be, again, most likely a result of wearing gloves for so long, your hands aren't accustomed to any sort of harsh treatment! My suggestion again would be to just stop wearing gloves asap.
     
    Nobody will ever pull big weights while wearing gloves, so I think if you want to get to a stage where you're pulling big numbers then you will have to accept the fact that your hands will become at least somewhat rough and calloused.
     
    Chalk FTW!

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/26 15:13:54 (permalink)
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    Get rid of the gloves, work your grip directly and get plenty of chalk.
    Gloves will hinder your progress, it hurts at the moment because your hands are soft, start using the chalk and they will harden. It'll hurt for a while but it will be worth it in the end.

     
     
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/26 15:18:24 (permalink)
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    Used to wear gloves, lost them best thing that ever happened to me. My hands started hurting on puny weights. Still to try chalk though, my grip tends to fail at 140kg-150kg so alot of work is still to be done.
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/27 00:26:45 (permalink)
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    Im not sure it willl really affect your bone structure as this bloke is making out, maybe im wrong and someone may correct me, but only problem i could see is the grip thing



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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/27 00:51:23 (permalink)
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    chalk > gloves for grip
     
    get yourself liquid chalk rather than real chalk. comes in a bottle for £4/5, squirt a coupla drops on your hands before lifts and rub together, leave for 30 seconds to set and then lift away
     
    will be a fantastic investment for days of heavy 'pulling'

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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/27 15:50:44 (permalink)
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    Paullow

    Hey,

    I was just wondering people's thoughts are on weightlifting gloves? i would prefer to avoid answers such as 'man up' 'don't be soft' etc. 



     
    Man up!
     
    Don't be soft!
     


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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/27 16:14:29 (permalink)
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    If you ever intend competing as a powerlifter you will not be allowed them so best not too bother. If you don't I don't see as it matters one way or the other

    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/27 19:55:41 (permalink)
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    Fat Pete
    If you ever intend on not being a pussy, best not too bother. If you don't I don't see as it matters one way or the other

     
    Fixed.
     


    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/28 14:12:30 (permalink)
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    They don't make all that much difference. For my part, training is a holistic thing, natural grip, natural functional strength -  no straps, no belts, no gloves - just food and cast iron.
     
    I think the main thing is they're not needed. They don't improve your lifting and it doesn't hurt much without them anyway, so why bother.
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    Re:Gloves 2011/03/28 14:32:46 (permalink)
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    Hi
    I used to use them but now find my grip is much better without them (although I do use chalk).  Occassionally my hands do get a bit sore (and I'm female so it's not a great look!) so if I do use them I now use ffingerless bike gloves (you can get a pair from the Pound Shop!).  They protect my hands but there is no padding so they don't affect my grip....
     
    Take care
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