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Old 11-01-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
Josh Brehm
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I've been requiring the use of gloves during these recent cold months. All of my equipment is in my garage, and with the tempurature often going below freezing during the night, the bars and plates, and anything else metal gets really cold. The gloves I've been using work for the moment, but I'd like something better. Any suggestions for gloves that will keep my hands from getting frostbite and also allowing me to keep a good grip on the pull up bar and rings, and isn't too thick?
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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I would recommend a pair of gloves similar to these
http://galls.com/style.html?assort=g...og&style=GL152
These are neoprene and thin. They provide some warmth for the hands but are thin enough that they shouldn't interfere with your grip. I have worn gloves like these for years at work and found them to fit well and not interfere with manual tasks like handcuffing or weapons drills. Should work well in the garage.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:42 AM   #3
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look for the type of gloves that are marketed to runners. i have an old pair of nike gloves that cost about 10 or 15 bucks. extremely thin yet the material keeps your hands almost as warm as a thick pair of gloves
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:40 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. How durable are each of those gloves? I'm not looking as much for a pair of gloves to generally keep my hands warm; once I get started on the WOD, I normally have to reduce my layers of clothing down to underarmor and a tshirt and shorts due to how hot I get, so keeping my hands warm isn't a problem. The issue here is the bars don't get warmer as I use them, so I need a thin, durable glove that has a good grip to use for days involving anything with a barbell or a pull up bar.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:41 AM   #5
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I've been looking for something also. I think it might depend on the type workout. Neoprene might be ok for med ball. Running for bodyweight. I'm not sure though for barbell, the kurdling might tear them to shreds? I was thinking maybe thin leather, but they tend not to be very warm. A space heater for between sets also might be nice... I also wonder about those gloves they sell for mechanics? I would think they would be durable??
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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Try batting gloves, waterskiing gloves. There're not very warm, but will take the chill off. Good luck.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:22 PM   #7
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I think Marilyn Monroe would tell you these don't work so well for grip, but they look dam* good!
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/32400.jpg
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:37 AM   #8
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Josh,
I've used batting gloves for the tri-fitness O' courses as a means of grip assistance - not strengthwise, but positive contact when the bar, rope, rungs are wet or I'm drenched... They work perfectly!
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:55 PM   #9
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try mechanic's gloves

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2006 -25,GGLG:en&q=mechanics+gloves

You should also be able to find them at AutoZone, Lowes, maybe WalMart.
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #10
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Wrap your bar in athletic tape.
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