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  • Posted On: 01-14-19, 10:09 am (EST) #1

    gloves or no gloves for weightlifting?

    January 14, 2019, 10:09 am

    I've been lifting with a pair of Gold's Gym fingerless gloves but am wondering if it would be better to lift without gloves? I got my first injury yesterday when bench pressing 200lbs for 5 reps (my first time at 200 yay). It's a small skin abrasion on the tip of my thumb, stings like the dickens today. But I'm seeing a debate on the internet that wearing gloves actually hampers your ability to grip real strongly. So, no gloves, fingerless gloves, or full-fingered gloves when lifting?

  • Posted On: 01-14-19, 12:45 pm (EST) #2

    gloves or no gloves for weightlifting?

    January 14, 2019, 12:45 pm
    Posted by: KnoxWheels82

    I've been lifting with a pair of Gold's Gym fingerless gloves but am wondering if it would be better to lift without gloves? I got my first injury yesterday when bench pressing 200lbs for 5 reps (my first time at 200 yay). It's a small skin abrasion on the tip of my thumb, stings like the dickens today. But I'm seeing a debate on the internet that wearing gloves actually hampers your ability to grip real strongly. So, no gloves, fingerless gloves, or full-fingered gloves when lifting?

    Correct, using gloves does prevent your hands and grip from naturally getting stronger, so I would suggest no gloves. If my hands get stupidly worn out I would even then rather use chalk and sportstape

  • Posted On: 01-14-19, 8:40 pm (EST) #3

    gloves or no gloves for weightlifting?

    January 14, 2019, 8:40 pm
    Posted by: KnoxWheels82

    I've been lifting with a pair of Gold's Gym fingerless gloves but am wondering if it would be better to lift without gloves? I got my first injury yesterday when bench pressing 200lbs for 5 reps (my first time at 200 yay). It's a small skin abrasion on the tip of my thumb, stings like the dickens today. But I'm seeing a debate on the internet that wearing gloves actually hampers your ability to grip real strongly. So, no gloves, fingerless gloves, or full-fingered gloves when lifting?

    @knoxwheels82 I agree with William, I would just train without gloves to strengthen your hands and inprove your grip strength. Yes you will get calluses and skin ripping on your hands but for the most part you can train through it. Everyone has their own preference though so if you really want to lift with gloves, you can.

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