I agree. You can't beat a decent set of weight lifting gloves to protect your hands.
Many bars I have used have the cross hatching. I've found that cross hatching can really dig into your skin if you don't wear gloves while lifting a heavy weight. it's not bad with the lighter weights, but lift past 30+ and gripping the bar can be uncomfortable. I find the glove help me hold the bar comfortably as well as protect my hands.
Of course, I've always seemed to have callouses on my hands. Never had blisters when I lift.
Fitness Minutes: (59,411)
11/7/13 11:13 A
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
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11/7/13 9:51 A
Well 10+ years of fencing pretty much killed the idea of nice hands . It also cured me of the idea that my nails would ever look nice since fencing+long nails = bad news bears. I was kind of hoping to actually grow nails for once in my life but my job and strength training seem to be saying no.
The calluses formed relatively quickly but every time I lift it feels like a blister is growing underneath the calluses. Is this normal?
current weight: -0.8 under
Fitness Minutes: (98,376)
11/7/13 8:35 A
I strength train 2x a week and I have calluses on the balls of my fingers (right where the palm meets the fingers) and they seem to get worse whenever my nails have any length to them at all. So two questions: is there something wrong with my grip that is causing these calluses (I think its mostly from my deadlifts and pull ups)? and would gloves help?
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