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IBQTEE1
09-06-2012, 09:33 AM
I started working out at a new gym this week and they have a lot more free weights and machines but they are kinda beat up. I am looking for a pair of workout gloves that I can wear to protect my hands. Can anyone recommend any? Thank you.

NeuRon
09-06-2012, 10:25 AM
I use a set of Harbinger gloves. Fairly affordable and they have done me well thus far. Then again im a novice, but they have been a big help to me and my jacked up hands. Lol

http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Power-StretchBack-Glove-Black/dp/B00074T85W/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1

Blak Smyth
09-06-2012, 10:44 AM
I use a set of Harbinger gloves. Fairly affordable and they have done me well thus far. Then again im a novice, but they have been a big help to me and my jacked up hands. Lol

http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Power-StretchBack-Glove-Black/dp/B00074T85W/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1

I have gone through a couple pairs from them with full wrist straps, no complaints.
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJqcS-vVoT7qVhlGQCM7bz2WRqMf71uuwhiEkJYKXSQHmgBNfQMg&t=1
Maybe a little overkill for what you are looking for though Kristin.

The straps are nice for doing shoulder shrugs when my hands are exhausted cause I can wrap them around a straight bar and use less grip strength. I have girl hands so...

mosesbotbol
09-06-2012, 10:44 AM
Not a fan of gloves in the gym, for me that is a "no no". Straps for pull up's is about all I'd recommend...

bonjing
09-06-2012, 10:57 AM
I just use batting gloves.

IBQTEE1
09-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Not a fan of gloves in the gym, for me that is a "no no". Straps for pull up's is about all I'd recommend...

The reason for me is to protect my hands because the equipment is kinda old and a little rusty because of the pool. They are going to be remodeling soon.

Blak Smyth
09-06-2012, 12:08 PM
The reason for me is to protect my hands because the equipment is kinda old and a little rusty because of the pool. They are going to be remodeling soon.

Sounds like you need Blue Nitrile gloves (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.webstaurantstore.com/nitrile-exam-gloves-4-mil-thick-large-nitrile-exam-glove-textured/nitrile-exam-gloves-4-mil-thick-large-nitrile-exam-glove-textured.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.webstaurantstore.com/blog/postdetails.cfm?post%3D38&h=300&w=300&sz=63&tbnid=42CPNg33gkLi4M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=90&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dblue%2Bnitrile%2Bgloves%26tbm%3Disch% 26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=blue+nitrile+gloves&usg=__WqhZoyGhhPCxNN62MYvXzVW-sGc=&hl=en&sa=X&ei=b9hIULqhGo6K0QGBlICICw&sqi=2&ved=0CFYQ9QEwBQ&dur=843)! :tu

icehog3
09-06-2012, 12:10 PM
Another vote for the Harbinger gloves here. I like the "Big Grip" ones.

I can't afford open callouses touching the gym equipment after two bouts with Staph the last couple years.

Blak Smyth
09-06-2012, 12:13 PM
Another vote for the Harbinger gloves here. I like the "Big Grip" ones.

I can't afford open callouses touching the gym equipment after two bouts with Staph the last couple years.

The less skin contact the better when it comes to places people sweat! :tu

icehog3
09-06-2012, 12:15 PM
The less skin contact the better when it comes to places people sweat! :tu

I found that out by almost losing my leg 2 1/2 years ago, Shane. :hn

bonjing
09-06-2012, 12:21 PM
That's scarey.

Blak Smyth
09-06-2012, 12:26 PM
I found that out by almost losing my leg 2 1/2 years ago, Shane. :hn

Me too brother, MRSA!
Spent the 4th of July in the ER a couple years back.

icehog3
09-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Me too brother, MRSA!
Spent the 4th of July in the ER a couple years back.

I was in the hospital for a week on a couple mega-anti-biotics. Long story on how it got so bad, but my orthopedic said another day and we would have been chancing amputation.

mosesbotbol
09-06-2012, 01:31 PM
I was in the hospital for a week on a couple mega-anti-biotics. Long story on how it got so bad, but my orthopedic said another day and we would have been chancing amputation.

Never thought about that angle from wearing gloves. I had similar story with cellulitis I caught in Portugal. If it weren't for a doctor I was travelling with, my leg (or me) could've been gone.

It never occurred to me to prevent that with gloves in the gym... 25+ years in the gym and I learn something new.

Gloves to me prevent toughening of the hands and development of grip, but I guess that is not as important as preventing sickness…

Bax
09-06-2012, 01:34 PM
I throw my vote in with the wrist straps. I have some tendinitis issues and they help immensly.

zemekone
09-06-2012, 01:37 PM
go with the harbinger or some nike ones, they both have the padding in the spots that take the most pressure and tend to build calloses...

PuffPuffGive1
09-06-2012, 01:39 PM
I actually prefer my bare hands =). I used to wear gloves, but found that my grip got better and forearms got 'bigger' from not using them. But on the heavier lifts like deadlifts, I use straps.

icehog3
09-06-2012, 02:03 PM
Never thought about that angle from wearing gloves. I had similar story with cellulitis I caught in Portugal. If it weren't for a doctor I was travelling with, my leg (or me) could've been gone.

It never occurred to me to prevent that with gloves in the gym... 25+ years in the gym and I learn something new.

Gloves to me prevent toughening of the hands and development of grip, but I guess that is not as important as preventing sickness…

My hands used to have callouses that would stick out 1/2 on inch until I would finally peel them off and leave a nice divot, Moses. An education on what one can (and I did) catch in the gym changed my tune on wearing gloves.

For the record, mine was actually cellulitis both times as well...I just simplify to "staph" because not many people seem to know what cellulitis is.

massphatness
09-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Gloves to me prevent toughening of the hands and development of grip, but I guess that is not as important as preventing sickness…

Moses - I thought you used the Jorge Posada Method (http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-23/sports/30194756_1_glove-hands-ted-williams) of toughening up your hands. :D

jdakine
09-06-2012, 02:13 PM
I don't remember the brand of glove my wife used when she used to work out at the gym, but they helped her keep her hands in good shape. Now she uses them to unload the truck when she gets to Hana with all her supplies for the week.

Good luck with your choice.

mosesbotbol
09-06-2012, 02:19 PM
Moses - I thought you used the Jorge Posada Method (http://articles.boston.com/2011-09-23/sports/30194756_1_glove-hands-ted-williams) of toughening up your hands. :D

Only after my head is spinning at the unrinal from a night of tipple, lol.

IBQTEE1
09-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Going shopping for a pair of Harbinger Gloves. Thanks everyone for the help. I will let you know how they work out. :tu

Blak Smyth
09-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Going shopping for a pair of Harbinger Gloves. Thanks everyone for the help. I will let you know how they work out. :tu

Don't know what is near you but they usually have them at Dick's Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, etc... and similar chain stores.

Coach Deg
09-06-2012, 05:23 PM
Harbinger's are great for men. For women there is many more types of gloves. You could even go with cycling gloves. Go to a sports store and check out all the gloves for all sports. Go to the weights and see how they feel on a bar. I get girls that come with these big guy gloves on, they wear them once and never again. Try them in the store.

NeuRon
09-06-2012, 06:19 PM
harbinger makes a glove similar for women

NeuRon
09-06-2012, 06:20 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Power-Womens-StretchBack-Gloves/dp/B000GDF36W/ref=pd_sim_sg_3

GreekGodX
09-06-2012, 06:26 PM
Any gloves from this site I would recommend. Great products that last forever.

http://www.prowriststraps.com/weight_lifting_gloves