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Gloves - The Controversy


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How many people wear gloves in a gym? I realize a lot of power lifters don't prefer gloves. But I don't want calluses on my hands and the weights hurt lesser when I have gloves on. Are there any stats / surveys on the number of people that wear gloves vs those who don't?

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I don't like gloves. They make your grip less effective. Don't actually prevent callouses when using effective weight (heavy). If you don't want callouses don't lift or get a pumice stone. I guess I'm old fashioned but I like my hands tough enough to do actual work.

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  • 5 months later...

I am amazed that the number of people that do not wear gloves when they ride. If you know anyone that has gone down without them they usually say the wish they had them at the time of the unintended get-off. So what do you wear?

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I've worn gloves at work, either in a warehouse or working construction. In the warehouse it was a safety issue handling metal Jeep parts. On the job site it was safety, keeping the hands clean from stuff.

 

At home I had a gym and the regular barbell bar was 1" which seemed thin for my large hands so gloves gave a thickness to the bar, also the metal was cold down in my basement.

 

At a gym I never wear gloves, just don't bother. W sold our house and my home gym to downsize after our kids have long left home and moved into a large condo style apartment building. It has a fitness center, I never use gloves, don't really think to even though I still have the old gloves I use to use, some cheap Walmart jobbies.

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