How to Select the Right Weight Lifting Gloves
Weight lifting gloves are necessary in any workout session just as are
weights and weight lifting benches.
The proper gloves, aside from helping you lift more weight, will prevents sore hands, blisters, and the
formation of calluses.
Since this is important to your workout session, you should select the right weight lifting gloves to prevent
the possibility of you dropping weight and end up with a broken toe.
Here is how to select the right weight lifting
Weight lifting gloves are a practical solution to sweaty palms that is borne out of the exercise session.
Still another reason for wearing gloves during a workout session is that they decrease pressure on your wrists
preventing the slight pain as you lift a weight.
Further, this product is especially necessary for women because their
skin is more sensitive to sores and blisters and since they are breathable your hands will not suffer from
drying or cracking up.
Selecting the right gloves does take time and effort because you have to ensure that you get high-quality gloves
specifically for weight training. Knowing how to choose the right pair of gloves could spell the difference between
being safe and getting injured.
Here are simple guidelines for you to be able to choose the right pair of gloves to answer your weight lifting
Size Matters: A firm and comfortable grip is a necessity when buying such type of gloves. Buying gloves that fit
your hand well is therefore a must.
This principle is the same as wearing the right sized shoe. Wearing oversized or undersized shoes will produce
blisters and calluses on your feet.
There are 4 sizes available for such gloves: small, medium, large, and extra large. To be able to determine if
the pair of gloves you have your eye on is the right size, you can simply ask to try the gloves on. While it’s on,
get the feel for the gloves by flexing your fingers and clenching and unclenching your fists.
Material: The next consideration is the material your gloves are made of and available materials for such gloves
are: nylon, neoprene and leather. Nylon may be light but is not the best choice though because it tends to be
Neoprene and leather gloves help in preventing moisture however many pro athletes recommend using neoprene not
only because it is breathable but that it is light and long lasting.
How to close: There are two ways to close weight lifting gloves once you’ve worn them, the Velcro type and the
slip-on type. Choosing between the two is completely up to the user however the idea here is that if you want
gloves that allow you to easily and quickly take off then opt for the Velcro type.
Serious weightlifter choose Velcro types because other than the ease of use it offers a stronger fitting but if
you’re just not that seriously considering weight lifting (meaning you will not be joining competitions) then you
can opt for the slip-on type of gloves.
Wrist support: Casual weightlifters can make great use of ordinary gloves that only cover the hands but if you
plan on getting serious with this, consider gloves that wrap around the wrists or gloves that have long straps that
can also wrap around the wrists for maximum support for lifting heavier weights. The downside is that such gloves
are harder to wear on and take off.
Where to buy: There are two ways to acquire your gloves, from local shops and through the Internet. Though
buying your first pair from the Internet is easier since you can buy them wholesale at a lesser price, nothing
beats having the chance to try on the gloves to see if it is the right fit.
One last tip when buying gloves, start with the most affordable pair then as you progress, change into the more
expensive with higher quality gloves.
There you have it, the lowdown on weight lifting gloves and as a parting shot, here’s to you and a slimmer
healthier version of you.