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Old 08-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #21
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Re: Using Gloves in Crossfit

Some people put tape on their pullup bar to lessen chances of tearing. No gloves needed.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:56 AM   #22
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Re: Using Gloves in Crossfit

Yeah except that it greatly INCREASES the chance of tears. It helps you not to slip, but the texture will shred your hands worse than a regular bar.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #23
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Yeah except that it greatly INCREASES the chance of tears. It helps you not to slip, but the texture will shred your hands worse than a regular bar.
Probably depends on what type you use. I've never had issues at all on the one that I do 90 percent of my PU's on that happens to be taped up.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #24
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Yeah except that it greatly INCREASES the chance of tears. It helps you not to slip, but the texture will shred your hands worse than a regular bar.
I'd have to agree. Tape increases the friction on your hands. I don't mind taped bars for strict pull-ups but if I'm kipping and my hands slide a bit, tape pretty much guarantees torn callouses.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #25
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I'd have to agree. Tape increases the friction on your hands. I don't mind taped bars for strict pull-ups but if I'm kipping and my hands slide a bit, tape pretty much guarantees torn callouses.
I guess that could be why I've never had issues. I've never attempted a kipping pullup.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #26
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I guess that could be why I've never had issues. I've never attempted a kipping pullup.
That would definitely explain it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #27
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Re: Using Gloves in Crossfit

I had a pair of Nike weightlifting gloves that I got from Dick's Sporting Goods. They were great. Good grip and feel of the bar, but protected the hand. I had the fingerless kind. Unfortunately I just lost one of them and I will have to find another pair.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #28
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Re: Using Gloves in Crossfit

I use full finger gloves from Under Armour. I go through a set @ every 45-60 days. They are full fingered. I started wearing gloves actually for an odd reason years ago. Gyms are filthy, and I got staph from a gym years ago. I feel better using them whether at my box or my gym too. The UA ones are around 25 bucks
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #29
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Yeah except that it greatly INCREASES the chance of tears. It helps you not to slip, but the texture will shred your hands worse than a regular bar.
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I'd have to agree. Tape increases the friction on your hands. I don't mind taped bars for strict pull-ups but if I'm kipping and my hands slide a bit, tape pretty much guarantees torn callouses.
I have tape on my bar, and have had it for years and kipp butterfly kip, dead hang ect and don't rip. Even on stuped amounts of pullups. I do take care of my hads and cut the callouses regularly though.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:54 AM   #30
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Re: Using Gloves in Crossfit

I like to use cotton work gloves for muscle ups on the fixed bar, it allows the hands to slide for the upward transition.
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