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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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View Poll Results: Do you wear training gloves?

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  • Yes - gloves

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  • No - bare hands

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  • Other - please elaborate

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    I use gloves when it is cold enough in the basement that it bothers my arthritis, otherwise no. In the Norse myths Thor had a pair of gloves, called his gloves of power, as well as his belt of power, which he used as he found necessary. There is something to this, the Vikings were not weaklings. I most always do not use them, unless the arthritis bothers, then it helps.

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    well for me, I do wear them for reason of bad blisters to the point where the rip open and bleed and cut me back a couple of days of heavy lifting because i can't grip the bar tight. So yes i do wear them excpet when i do weighted pull ups because they just feel weird.
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    I dunno, my callouses were never really that bad. I do a lot of deadlifting, weighted pullups, power cleans, etc.... you know stuff that would cause callouses, but I don't really get them that bad....at least not enough to feel the need to wear gloves to prevent.
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    Ahh I guess you're lucky my friend. I just cant figure out how to get rid of calluses i'm not too fond of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    The problem I find with gloves is that it's so difficult to find a matching handbag.
    /end thread right there.

    If you're worried about your hands then get some chalk.
    Gloves can be dangerous.
    Last edited by KaMz; 06-29-2010 at 09:36 PM.

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    I don't wear them, but I read a post a while ago where a surgeon wore them because he didn't want callusses on his hands ruining his feel for the fine instruments he was using. Maybe the only reason I have ever heard to wear gloves...
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    I wear a pair of cold weather gloves when I do dead lift or anything where I'm picking up a heavy weight up to my body from the ground. I was getting those calluses but they feel weird and look horrible. I just want the muscle, not the weird do whatever to your body at any cost to get it attitude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigout789 View Post
    Ahh I guess you're lucky my friend. I just cant figure out how to get rid of calluses i'm not too fond of them.
    All mine go away over time. It's kind of impossible for them not to, skin is always falling off your body and being replaced by new cells...

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    come on who voted yes on gloves

    what a lifting faux pas

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    I voted yes. They're pretty thin, though, and they may be too small, or I dunno, 'cause I'm still getting calluses.

    I just don't like having "rough" hands. It's kind of a joke w/people who say it's like I've never done a day's work in all my life -- which couldn't be further from the truth. lol.

    And, of course, no woman's ever touched them and been like....."you know.....these are just way too soft.."

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    I voted Yes, because if you don't wear gloves your hand gets damaged and I heard you can get some sort of infection or disease if you don't have gloves.

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    That's true if you don't wear gloves you will catch the aids.

    Seriously outside of powerlifting it really doesn't matter that much. I don't wear gloves, work a physical job, so I am used to calluses. At the same time guys like Dante, Ronnie Coleman, and others wear gloves and it doesn't seem to be holding them back lol. I tend to file my calluses down after deadlifting which annoys my wife when I go through her files but other than that not a big deal.

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    Ive never used gloves, i like to feel the cold steel in my hands. I do use single loop straps on some heavy lifts.

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    I wore gloves when I first started to lift weights because I saw others using it. But after a few weeks of all my teammates wanting to use them, the velcrow ripped and I gave up on the need for them. I started using the chalk my school supplied us with, and now I am able to grip stuff better and hold on to grab better with my hands.

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    no gloves for me, but i really don't see why you guys care so much that some people use them
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    The only time I wear gloves for working out is when my hands get cold outside or in the basement. Warmer hands make arthritis more comfortable.

    I haven't really found any gloves that I think would be good to use handling weights, witih all due respect to Thor(I am nordic remember), who used h is gloves of power when he had a big task at hand.

    Being in the lumber business, I get plenty of work without gloves, moving rough lumber. Sometimes I wear gloves for that, I get tired of slivers, you get plenty of them. So all I ever tried for use with weigihts is either leather work gloves or cotton work gloves. I don't care to spend any money on more special gloves.

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    Def bare hands, unless straps are needed for maximum overload on the muscles! using straps also takes away from forearm development, so i use straps only when my forearms are tapped! The club that i primarly train in doesnt allow chalk.................so, i use a liquid (no mess) chalk. actually might work better than chalk! lol
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    Some of the responses in this thread merit a

    Also, no gloves.
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    I wear gloves but this is because I have to do valve adjustments on a 1 MW generator. I have to do the adjustments within .001 of an inch by feel alone on the intake and exhaust valves.

    I only wear gloves for a few exercises though. When I see guys wearing gloves to curl or on a machine I get a little confused.
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    I hardly get any calluses and I have never had skin rip off before. I think its my large hands that help, so no need for gloves.

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    i love me my lifting gloves, gotta keep my hands fresh for the ladies
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    i still got calluses with gloves so whats the point. plus when i shake the hand of a soft handed male they usually instinctively cower in fear but i have to remind them its ok, i wont judge them for being a woman.
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    I don't use gloves. It increases the size of the stuff you're holding, so it makes it harder to hold. I also don't like having baby-soft hands, I like them moderately tough for when I feel like doing tough things with them in real life.

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    As long as someone is training hard, I dont give a **** what they are wearing.

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