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Weight Lifting Gloves

Weight lifting gloves are gloves specifically made for bodybuilders and powerlifters to lift weights with. Men commonly use them for the deadlift and the bench press but some also use them for pull ups. They are usually used by people who have thin, fragile skin which develops blisters easily and by others who have a weak grip. Here’s what they look like:

weight lifting gloves

Should I use weight lifting gloves?

I don’t recommend them for the very same reason I don’t recommend wrist straps. These gloves do not improve your grip strength and both of your grip and palm skin can be strengthened by lifting barehanded. If you’re having difficulty holding a particular weight then you should lower it and practice regularly until holding it becomes easy. The Deadlift is a great exercise for grip strength if you lift without gloves or straps. Simply grab the bar as tight as you can, lift and try staying in standing position while holding it for as long as you can.

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