gloves are an essential piece of equipment for
everyone who lifts weights.
They are as important to
weight training as weight lifting
barbells. Even if you are a casual weight lifter you
will benefit by weight training gloves.
These gloves that are used for lifting
weights look a lot like regular gloves but with the finger
They come in a variety of styles and
prices that range anywhere from 15$ to over 100$.
There are a number of benefits that
lifting gloves provide.
When a person lifts weights, even or a
short period of time the grip around the bar bell will cause
blisters and calluses on the hands. Even the smallest
blister can be painful. More importantly it can disrupt a
weight trainer’s routine if they have to miss a workout for a
day or two while a blister heals.
As well, many people do not want their
hands to take on a sandpaper feel with hardened calluses.
The use of weight gloves will help with help to prevent
calluses and blisters.
During a workout a person will sweat
and their hands will get slippery. This can be dangerous
especially if you have a heavy barbell over your head wh.
Gloves can help to give you a better grip because the part that
touches the barbell will be dry. Some weight gloves have
inserts that can be removed that help to wick away the
moisture. Most all versions are designed to breathe so
the moisture can escape.
These gloves will
also help the person lift more weight and exercise beyond their
normal means. Before you start think this claim is a real
stretch, here’s how it works.
A persons back and chest can actually lift more weight than
the bare hands can handle. Weight lifting gloves relieve
the pressure on your hands when the lift is in
They will increase the amount of pressure your hands can
handle and allow you to lift more and have a more intense
Many versions of weight lifting gloves
have special wrist support that help to prevent wrist from
bending back and becoming injured. This added support
will also make it possible for the user to lift a greater
amount of weight.
When you go to shop for exercise
gloves be sure to get the right size. You do not want
them to be too small and cut off the circulation. As well
you do not want them to be too big so that your hands slip
around in them and you do not have a sure grip.
You may be inclined to favor gloves
that are inexpensive and that may be the way to go. But
you want the gloves to be durable and tough enough to hold up
to what they will be put through as you weight
If your main concern is to get a more
firm grip and keep your hands dry, inexpensive neoprene gloves
may be the way to go. But if you are going to be a
serious weight lifter and using heavier weights, leather gloves
will suite your needs better.
You will find many different styles
for strapping the gloves on your hands. Some have a
simple Velcro strap. Others have straps that completely
wrap around your wrist, adding extra support and of course