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Old 12-10-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
Michael Hess
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This discussion came up on the comments the other day so I thought I would chime in here.

I usually do not wear gloves. However when working out in conditions in which I would normally wear gloves I usually wear them. My "gym" is in my unheated barn so whenever the temp gets below 40 the bar is quite cold. I find it helpfull to wear leather gloves when lifting on those days.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Mechanics gloves work well. There isn't much choice when it's cold IMO. The bars get so cold they will freeze you. Cold should be the only reason for gloves however, IMO...
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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Baseball batting gloves or the ones the pro NFL WRs wear? Dunno...my gym has heat thank goodness!
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:04 AM   #4
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:25 AM   #5
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My sons do crossfit and one plays highschool golf and the other plays highschool tennis.They cannot afford to get any rips so they wear gloves in cold or heat.Their hands are still tough with callouses but no worries about rips.Unless your a gymnast I think everyone should wear them.Eliminates the possibility of down time from working out due to rips.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:24 AM   #6
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cycling gloves work well. my gym is my garage and even in Tucson, the steel bar can be cold in morning/evenings.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:28 AM   #7
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put hands in water...apply to freezing bar...never have grip trouble again...then again...may have some issue getting the bar off...
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:31 AM   #8
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Gloves -- only useful in the cold. And it better be freezing cold at that. Otherwise no reason to wear them.

I would be embarrassed to even mention that I wear gloves to avoid rips playing tennis and golf.

And on another note -- no need for shoes when working out either except for long distance road running or freezing temperatures.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:07 PM   #9
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Matthew,
I'm not embarrassed at all to mention that my sons and I play tennis and golf.I am also proud to say that I don't think them or anyone else is a for wanting to avoid ripping their friggin hands.No shoes either huh! You must be one tough SOB.
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:00 PM   #10
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David...I'm going to have to give it some though. You might be right. Some exercises that involve a lot of bar movement and high reps, kettlebell snatches, kipping pullups? I don't know...it really doesn't make since winding up with bloody hands to prove your tough....

No shoes, well to be honest that is what i hate most about grappling. My instructor insists no shoe, wrestling or any. To me it is unsanitary and feet are just disgusting, though getting out of ankle locks it a bit easier...
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