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Old 01-18-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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Gloves for pullups???

Does anyone use gloves? I'm really getting sick of my hands ripping mid WOD making it difficult to finish. I'd rather look silly and wear gloves than have more trouble finishing a WOD....any thoughts/suggestions?

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Old 01-18-2010, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

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Does anyone use gloves? I'm really getting sick of my hands ripping mid WOD making it difficult to finish. I'd rather look silly and wear gloves than have more trouble finishing a WOD....any thoughts/suggestions?

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I've never tried gloves but I suspect they'd make the pullups harder. The best bet is to not rip and to take care of your hands. Do a search of the message board there's tons of posts on hand care.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:51 AM   #3
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

Learn how to hold the bar correctly too--hold it in your fingers, not where your fingers meet your hands. There's an article in the CFJ (by Rip I think) that discusses this, someone smarter than me can probably find it and link to it. At first your grip strength will be less than the way you're used to holding the bar, but it will improve and you won't rip as much.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:08 AM   #4
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

These silly guys wear gloves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIj4ZbGwsnc
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Do what works for you. Maybe that video will give you some ideas for gloves that will work.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

you can try gymnastics grips. (W/F/S) link http://www.gymsupply.com/beginnergrips.aspx
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:44 AM   #6
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

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These silly guys wear gloves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIj4ZbGwsnc
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Do what works for you. Maybe that video will give you some ideas for gloves that will work.
Are those guys kidding!? That looks like regular old garden gloves...I guess I'll have to just try it out and see. Holding the bar in my fingers is tough @235!
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:41 AM   #7
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

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Does anyone use gloves? I'm really getting sick of my hands ripping mid WOD making it difficult to finish. I'd rather look silly and wear gloves than have more trouble finishing a WOD....any thoughts/suggestions?

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Are you maintaining and taking care of your hands and calluses?
Read this. It's a whole series about hand care, including how to make your own grips out of tape.

If you're prone to tearing and insist on working out even with hand rips, then buy a pair of gloves. Try not to train with gloves if don't have rips though.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:57 AM   #8
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Are those guys kidding!? That looks like regular old garden gloves...I guess I'll have to just try it out and see. Holding the bar in my fingers is tough @235!
Frank,
When I learned how to do a kipping pull-up I was at 235 lbs (now 220). I tore quite a bit at the beginning of my CrossFit experience (started last May), but since then I've learned to constantly file my hands down, and also tape my hands up for workouts that have a high number of pull-ups. Learning how to care for my hands when I do tear was a huge benefit as well.

For taping, I found a method somewhere on this board that shows how to make little loops for whichever fingers you want to tape and then secure it all with a wrap around the wrist. I'll have to dig around for it.

Now, it's been about 4-5 months since I've had a significant tear, and my hands have built up nice thick callouses. There's going to be a learning curve when you start holding the bar properly with your fingers, but I'd just play around with whatever feels most comfortable for you and just take care of those hands!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:52 AM   #9
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

Yeah, I wear gloves for oly lifts and pullups. Just regular weightlifting-style fingerless gloves from Sports Authority. I still have calluses though. I'm sure it's a grip style issue, but it works for me.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:04 PM   #10
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Re: Gloves for pullups???

i only wear gloves when i have torn my hands, try to use alot of chalk. As what was said before i usually tear my hands because i did not file/cut my caluses in time.
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