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do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:01 am
by ephs
sorry for another thread :grin:. since i'm doing more barbell training my gloves are getting fv(k up at the thumbs. what do you use? i just read something about fatgripz. they look nice, but maybe there is a cheaper variant?

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:22 am
by robertscott
fat gripz are not the same as gloves in any way, shape or form.

buy some chalk and take your calluses like a man

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:28 am
by ephs
robertscott wrote:fat gripz are not the same as gloves in any way, shape or form.

buy some chalk and take your calluses like a man
i can't use chalk in my gym. so you recommend lifting withuut gloves or a grip? i also saw people using some kind of foam.

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:32 am
by robertscott
fat gripz make the bar harder to hold onto, not easier. They increase the bar diameter to make it like fat bar work. They're a good tool but not for your purposes.

I recommend you sneak chalk in, but if you can't do that get some of the liquid stuff. It works pretty well and there's no mess so most gyms are ok with it.

Smells nice too. Coconutty.

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:38 am
by ephs
ok, then i dont need fatgripz. i thought it's jsut to protect the hand and the rest of the sayin like "you get bigger arms" is hokus pokus.

coconutty sounds nice!

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:41 am
by robertscott
fat gripz definitely have their place. They make your shoulders feel awesome during pressing, and are great for direct arm work, but yeah you wouldn't use them to protect your hands

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:43 am
by ephs
and gloves are ok? or is it better to just use nothing?

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:05 am
by robertscott
meh, gloves are ok I guess. I always kind of think that people that use them are pansies scared of getting rough skin on their delicate wittle handsy wandsies though...

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:10 am
by ephs
robertscott wrote:meh, gloves are ok I guess. I always kind of think that people that use them are pansies scared of getting rough skin on their delicate wittle handsy wandsies though...
:grin: but they also absorb some sweat!

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:22 am
by robertscott
if you're scared of sweat then maybe you should take up needlepoint.

Just make sure to use a thimble to protect your delicate little thumsby wumsy

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:44 am
by ephs
hehehehehehe. i i'm not worried about my little thumbsy wumbsy. it just does not make sense to buy gloves if they are destroyed after a few weeks. also not scared of sweat, but the grip maybe becomes slippery with sweating hands. but i'm gonna try to LIFT LIKE A MAN without gloves!!

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:30 am
by stuward
ephs wrote:
robertscott wrote:meh, gloves are ok I guess. I always kind of think that people that use them are pansies scared of getting rough skin on their delicate wittle handsy wandsies though...
:grin: but they also absorb some sweat!
Take a towel with you, or use chalk. Skip the gloves, toughen up your hands and wear your calluses with honour.

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:48 am
by ephs
stuward wrote:
ephs wrote:
robertscott wrote:meh, gloves are ok I guess. I always kind of think that people that use them are pansies scared of getting rough skin on their delicate wittle handsy wandsies though...
:grin: but they also absorb some sweat!
Take a towel with you, or use chalk. Skip the gloves, toughen up your hands and wear your calluses with honour.
:salute:

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:04 am
by strathmeyer
Actually if your gym doesn't allow chalk I'd recommend dryhands (dot com).

Re: do you use gloves or grips?

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:35 am
by Tuco
Are you using hook grip for heavy deadlifts or something? In the years I have been lifting I have never messed up my thumbs lifting anything, even when a noob. I've had calluses on my palms and fingers, and ripped them off doing certain lifts (kettlebell work or oly variants), but never chewed up my thumbs.

As far as gloves go, the only time I consider them acceptable is when I have lost a callus and I'm bleeding and it is deadlift day.