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Should You Wear Workout Gloves When You Lift?

You are unique and so is your body! Before starting any new health routine, always be sure to talk with your doctor to make sure it is right for your needs.

You may have noticed people at the gym wearing gloves when they lift weights and wondered if you should get a pair. Here are reasons to consider getting weightlifting gloves and things to know beforehand. 

How Workout Gloves Can Help

They Can Help You Avoid Blisters and Calluses

Weights can easily cause blisters or rough patches of skin on your hands due to repetitive friction. At best this can be a nuisance and at worst it can be painful. Gloves help protect your hands during a workout session, helping you skip the blisters.

They Can Provide Hand and Wrist Support

Sometimes, lifting weights can be as challenging for your hand and wrist muscles as for the muscle groups you are actually targeting. A good pair of workout gloves can offer support and stabilization for your hand and wrist muscles, allowing you to more comfortably complete exercise sets.

They Offer Added Grip

If you’re working up a good sweat, sometimes that can lead to a slippery grip on weights. Never a good combo! Workout gloves will help ensure that you can challenge yourself without having to worry about dropping a dumb bell on your toe. 

They Can Help Protect Your Jewelry

Wedding bands and other precious rings are sentimental treasures that you don’t want to bang up during your workout. But remembering to take these bands off and put them back on can be a hassle and can cause them to be misplaced. Workout gloves allows you to leave them on, as long as they aren’t too big, without having to worry about them getting scratched or damaged. 

Things to Know Beforehand

You Need to Clean and Care for Your Gloves

As a result of a great exercise session, it is easy for bacteria to build up in your gloves, so it’s important to be sure and clean them after each workout. 

They Will Wear Out Over Time

Due to all the support gloves give and the friction they reduce, they will break down eventually. There are all kinds of different gloves available at different price points and quality levels, so make sure to do your research and read reviews to find the right pair for your needs and budget. 

Gloves Can Become a Crutch

While a great pair of workout gloves can make your workouts more comfortable, be careful that you don’t rely too heavily on them. If you get to a place where you can’t workout without them, they may actually slow down your progress. 

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