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Old 02-25-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Do you use hand and wrist gear when you exercise. By hand and wrist gear I mean stuff like workout gloves, wrist wraps, hand wraps, lifting straps or lifting hooks. If you do how much do you use it. Me personally I don't like workout gloves, I like to train bear handed. I use lifting straps only when I do shrugs and heavy bent over rows. I tried lifting hooks but didn't like the way they felt. Also I ocassionally use wrist wraps to do deadlifts just for wrist support but not all the time. What about you?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Workout gloves are part of my workout outfit. I guess it's more of a habit now
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Just workout gloves. Initially, I wasn't able to hold onto the dumbbells while doing renegade rows, but once I started using gloves I could. I know a lot of CF consider it a badge of honor to rip the calluses off their palms during a WOD.. but I'm not into that...at...all.

On a side note: The CF mentality that they are "awesome" cause they do all this crazy stuff....ridiculous. I think anyone who gets out to exercise, in whatever form floats their boat, is awesome!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Eastern PA
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I always wear gloves to strength train (had the same problem with renegade rows caligirlz!). In my case, I have a part-time job as a musician and cannot be messing my hands up, so I am extra careful in this regard. Sometimes, even with the gloves, the monkey bars destroy my palms.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I have tried using gloves a few times but I didn't like the way they felt. It didn't feel natural to me and I didn't feel that they improved my grip at all so I just use chalk and lifting straps to improve my grip and
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: New York
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I always used workout gloves and wrist wrap because I sweat so much normally and during workout I get this much wet that I have to change my shirt ! So I wear hand gloves and wrist wrap to avoid the slipping of workout equipments.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Chalk has been suggested to me a couple of times, but it is too....messy...for me. I sweat a lot so I'm sure I'd be wiping it everywhere.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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Chalk has been suggested to me a couple of times, but it is too....messy...for me. I sweat a lot so I'm sure I'd be wiping it everywhere.
Try liquid chalk. It keeps hands dry and doesn't get everywhere.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Chalk has been suggested to me a couple of times, but it is too....messy...for me. I sweat a lot so I'm sure I'd be wiping it everywhere.
I don't usually use chalk at the gym because they don't like that but when I do I either go my locker and apply it to my hands there and then return to the gym floor or I carry a little in my pockets and stick my hands in my pockets and use only what I need or carry a little in a towel and apply it in a corner over the towel and then wrap the towel so I don't make a mess
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Good ideas on the chalk. My gym supplies the powdery type. I was more concerned with getting it all over me. . Perhaps in time when I'm lifting really big, I will check it out.
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