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Best Weight Lifting Gloves for a Stronger Workout

By Edited Jul 4, 2015 0 0

GoFit Weightlifting Glove

The GoFit gloves are definitely one of the better choices if you're looking for a light weight glove. Some of the weight lifting gloves you find have too much padding, which isn't normally a problem when it comes to push exercises like bench press and shoulder press but can prove to be an issue on pull exercises such as deadlift and bent over rows. Luckily this isn't an issue with these gloves so you can be safe in the knowledge your grip will be just as strong, if not stronger than you're used to.

They can get a bit sweaty compared with other as the material doesn't breathe as easily and there isn't any specific areas for ventilation on the back of the hand as with other brands. Maybe sweaty hands give you a sense of accomplishment when leaving the gym, but if not you might want to take this into consideration.

The only other potential downside could be that these gloves don't hold out for as long as more heavy duty options but considering the purpose they've been made for, you're unlikely to run into any problems of durability.

GoFit Diamond-Tac Weightlifting Glove,Black/gray,Medium
Amazon Price: $14.99 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 4, 2015)

Bionic Men's Fitness Gloves

These gloves can be considered the all rounders of the bunch so far. 

If you're not into your weight lifting as seriously as others, then maybe these are the right choice for you. They have just the right amount of padding and don't bunch up on your fingers as can be the case with other types of gloves.

The only reason these might not be suitable is that they have been known to wear out pretty quickly. Granted, you would have to be going to the gym fairly often (more than 3 times a week) for that to happen, but if you're a serious gym addict, these gloves might not have the stuff it takes to make it in the long run. 

Bionic Men's Fitness Gloves
Amazon Price: $39.95 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 4, 2015)

Top Choice: Harbinger 143 Men's Pro FlexClosure Gloves

These gloves come out on top of the pile for the fact they are made of a comfortable material, have just the right amount of padding and require minimal effort to get clean.

First off, these gloves have enough padding to keep your hands comfortable during a workout, not so much that your grip is affected but not so little that you may as well not have bothered buying gloves in the first place.

Another particularly nice feature of these gloves is that the seam on the thumb sits well; something that isn't the case with the other Harbinger gloves and can be very uncomfortable when you're trying to lift heavy weights and ignore the fact they are cutting into the bone of your hand.

In terms of material, the leather is soft and flexible which makes these gloves extremely comfortable, especially when combined with the breathable back, meaning there isn't too much heat build up. While this feature means you're less likely to end up with super sweaty hands, it's inevitable that you're going to have to wash them at some point. You can take comfort in the fact when that time comes, you'll save a lot of effort by just throwing these gloves in the wash without having to worry about them shrinking.

Harbinger Pro FlexClosure Wash & Dry Glove (Black, Large)
Amazon Price: $17.00 $10.99 Buy Now
(price as of Jul 4, 2015)

Grip Power Pads

While obviously not a glove, these power pads are a great alternative to the normal weight lifting glove. There are a couple of reasons why you may not be a fan of gloves; whether it's sweaty hands, dye residue or maybe even the price of weight lifting gloves, power pads give you another option.

The upside of using them is that you don't have to keep them on for the duration of your workout (realistically the only way to do that would be using a whole bunch of duct tape), which means your hands get to breathe when you're not performing a set without the hassle of taking your gloves on and off every 5 minutes. Another benefit of these pads is that they cover the entirety of your hands, which means you won't get any sneaky calluses on the upper parts of your fingers.

So while these might feel a bit strange at first compared with your normal gloves, it's probably worth giving them a try at some point, just in case they revolutionize the way you work out.



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