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Old 08-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Gloves?

Hi, was wondering if gloves are good to have handy or no? And also what type of glove is good and sturdy for the crossfit job? I saw a few on the rogue website. Been doing crossfit for four years and always had those calluses rip off of my hands when doing those long pull-up WODs (not the best feeling). Thanks a lot! Also what size you think for 16 year old? If you think gloves are a positive.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Gloves?

Chalk, yes. Gloves, no.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Gloves?

Gloves are awful for pullups. Your hands will sweat and then the gloves will rub and tear your skin more. Chalk. Gloves only for rope or sled pulls, rope climbs, or tire flips.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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Gloves are awful for pullups. Your hands will sweat and then the gloves will rub and tear your skin more. Chalk. Gloves only for rope or sled pulls, rope climbs, or tire flips.
I second that. I normally use gloves when I am doing kettlebell snatchs or cleans. We had a Wod one day, which had kettlebell snatches and pull ups. And I found the pull ups just awful.

I know of a few people which use gloves for rope climbs so you can just slide down.

As for pull ups its more of a personal preference. Some people at my box use glove, some use chalk, and I personally prefer not to use chalk at all for pull ups. I find that when I chalk up, my hand are more likely to tear due to the friction.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Re: Gloves?

There good JUST for cleans or other weight lifting activities as well?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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There good JUST for cleans or other weight lifting activities as well?
Chalk is best for cleans and oly lifts. You'd have a hard time with proper grip with gloves. Get some ader chalk, like 10$ a pound, and it will last you a long time. Cheaper then gloves. If you insist on gloves, to each his own, don't order from a fitness site you will be overcharged, just get Mechanix gloves from home depot.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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I really only employ them for my kettlebells because the handle size makes it too hard to hold and not tear my hands to shreds. Mostly pullups and barbell stuff is in how you grip. Hook your fingers around the bar first and then wrap your hand / thumb around instead of grabbing with the meat of your hand and you will see improvement in skin tearing.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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Thanks guys!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #9
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I second that. I normally use gloves when I am doing kettlebell snatchs or cleans.
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There good JUST for cleans or other weight lifting activities as well?
Sorry I meant kettlebell cleans, not barbell cleans. sorry for the mix up.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #10
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Sorry I meant kettlebell cleans, not barbell cleans. sorry for the mix up.
Holy cr_p. Thank you.

Improved technique on KB cleans should let you get rid of the gloves.

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