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Old 04-14-2014, 11:06 AM   #21
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:33 AM   #22
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If you wear them to look cool sure, i get the whole hating on gloves thing. But can you blame a guy for trying every lifting aid he can to solve a real problem ? Gloves has helped me up to the point im at now, where weights just are getting too heavy for them to matter much.
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I used to use gardening gloves. Far better grip than the "weight lifting" marketed gloves.
Only 2 a pair too.

I use straps now though, simply because I find them better.
I'd go with straps personally, your hands will get stronger after the "break in" period.


Like others have said do whatever works best for you, try a few different options, straps, gloves, chalk.

I don't see the big joke about people who use gloves.
If it works for them better than other methods and isn't a hinderance to their lifting, then why not?
Dedication to the sport and getting brutally big and strong is the important part.
Don't see the point in criticizing what someone uses on their hands, I couldn't care less.

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Old 04-15-2014, 04:34 PM   #24
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I don't see the big joke about people who use gloves.


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Yeah me either.

I wasn't a fan of gloves either back in the day. I preferred chalk and it was widely used and available at one time. I don't know what changed, but I never see it used anymore at any of the local gyms here.
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Tried my new straps today, and i have to say.. it's much much better Not going back for sure.
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Chalk only, cant feel the bar or get a secure grip with gloves. Lots of gyms ban chalk because they are to worried about its dust.
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I can't believe we have a thread about gloves. If you want to wear gloves, fine, but don't expect me to take you seriously. Lifting isn't comfortable. Use chalk for heavy lifts and straps for higher rep pulling movements. If your gym doesn't use chalk, buy some and keep it in a big Ziploc bag. You don't need to layer it on unless your reaching max weights. Just a light layer of chalk can make a huge difference.
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Chalk only, cant feel the bar or get a secure grip with gloves. Lots of gyms ban chalk because they are to worried about its dust.
It's a pain in the ass. My gym won't allow chalk but when its not busy no one notices. When it's busy ive actually used rubbing alcohol and it works well to.

As for gloves... I'd use straps if I was forced to instead. I'd also keep chalk/rubbing alcohol in the bag too.
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On the subject of straps... what's your guys thoughts on this vlog ?

Search youtube for "paul chek straps" since im not allowed to post links yet... its called "Wrist Straps and Weight Lifting Concerns!"

What hes basically saying is the intensity of your grip determines how engaged your supporting muscle tissue is, and the less intense grip you get from using straps could lead to injuries, because the weight just "hangs there" pulling on your tendons when your supporting muscles arent really engaged. Yesterday i did 5 sets of 3 reps deadlifts at 308lb, which i would normally struggle with due to grip and i felt that i could have lifted a lot more since i was using straps. My legs and lower back became the limiting factor, instead of the grip strength. Im not sure, however if i SHOULD be lifting it before my grip is ready for that kind of load. Am i setting myself up for injury ?
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