Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Lifting Gloves- for ladies page

  1. #1
    Steady's Avatar
    Steady is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Essex, England
    Posts
    327

    Lifting Gloves- for ladies

    Hey.

    So my wife has started moving some proper weight now and is complaining her hands are becoming "skanky". Basically she's getting hard skin.

    Do any of you ladies wear gloves to lift? Does it help with the hard skin issue? If so, what's a decent glove?

    Advice from the fellas is welcome too.

    Cheers

  2. #2
    Mainer's Avatar
    Mainer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Posts
    890
    Used to wear them back in the day but now prefer the toughening of the hands but that's just a personal opinion. I like to stay as minimal as possible and thus more adaptive, helps with choirs around the homestead. Downside is wifey sometimes complains my hands are too rough.
    You'll never see the light if you're in someone else's shadow, or said another way, life is like a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes

  3. #3
    RichMahogany's Avatar
    RichMahogany is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    8,453
    Quote Originally Posted by Steady View Post
    Hey.

    So my wife has started moving some proper weight now and is complaining her hands are becoming "skanky". Basically she's getting hard skin.

    Do any of you ladies wear gloves to lift? Does it help with the hard skin issue? If so, what's a decent glove?

    Advice from the fellas is welcome too.

    Cheers
    Just understand that it makes it harder to hold the bar, by increasing the effective diameter of the bar.
    The Champagne of Beards

  4. #4
    TQP's Avatar
    TQP
    TQP is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    5,186
    I don't wear gloves. I like the calluses... Reminds me of my childhood when I used to play on the monkey bars 24/7 and my violin teacher would yell at me.

  5. #5
    edennperez1's Avatar
    edennperez1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,169

    Lifting Gloves- for ladies

    What RM said. A deadlift slipped out of my hands just before lockout because of them. No one was hurt but I didn't want that again. After that, I transitioned away from them. Now I rock my calluses with pride! Badges of honor!


    Sent from my iPhone using Marks Daily Apple Forum

  6. #6
    Broodwich's Avatar
    Broodwich is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    86
    I doubt I have been lifting as long as your wife but I use vitamin E oil before I go to bed. I just put it on where I feel the hands getting a little rough and it keeps em reasonably smooth.

    Sorry I know this doesn't answer the question about gloves but it may be something she'd be interested in trying. That E oil is like magic.

  7. #7
    sbhikes's Avatar
    sbhikes is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Santa Barbara
    Posts
    10,208
    Dremel tool. It actually is far less extreme than it sounds.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

  8. #8
    DennyB's Avatar
    DennyB is online now Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    407
    Lifting gloves remind me of this video

    [youtube]rrhc5-Fxo0g[/youtube]

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    JennyHaniver's Avatar
    JennyHaniver is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    59
    Every time I see that video I think of the middle-aged guy at my gym who wanders around in gloves and a lifting belt occasionally doing a few half-hearted curls with the ez-curl bar. I want to drop a plate on him and see if it jars some shame into him.

  10. #10
    Phelps's Avatar
    Phelps is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    I don't care what anyone says, I like wearing gloves in the gym. I use baseball batting gloves. I still have callouses, but they never rip. A little bit of padding helps with hook grip too.



    Sent from my iPad using Marks Daily Apple Forum

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •