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    Wraps, Pads, Gloves, Belts etc....

    This was posted by Paul Stagg our Super Moderator

    I kinda have an old school macho bullsh*t mentality about some things..

    I don't wear lifting gloves.

    I don't wear spandex.

    I use chalk.

    I don't put a pad on the squat bar.

    My shins bleed when I deadlift.

    This stuff meets my macho bullsh*t needs, and keeps me out of bar fights.


    *** How many of you gear up with all these aids?
    I only use chalk. I never wear a belt even if lifting max weights. I rely on my form to guide me through. I used to wear gloves back in the day but now I realized it's a little girly.
    As for spandex well I know that Term wears them, it was kinda embarressing when we worked out.
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    Belt for heavy squats and dipping/chinning with a chain and weight on it.

    Straps for certain back day exercises.

    That it.
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    I use a belt on deads and squats.

    I sometimes use straps when doing chins and rows.

    That's it.

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    Towel to stop my neck from bleeding on the squat bar.

    Belt for my heavy squats.

    Straps for heavy deadlifts.

    Weighted belt, but that's not an "aid"
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    I use gloves on all of my upper body muscle workouts. I found it neccessary as doing rows, presses, and curls with free weights and cable attachments caused painfull calluses

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    Yeah, calluses are good. Except when they rip off the middle of your palm while doing SLDL's. Like yesterday.
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    gloves

    i only use gloves, every girl ive been with has complimented my soft hands and pleasing the women is more important to me than "strong" calloused hands.

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    Re: gloves

    Originally posted by codei
    i only use gloves, every girl ive been with has complimented my soft hands and pleasing the women is more important to me than "strong" calloused hands.
    bah, women love men with rough hands. Callouses separates the boys from the men.
    I suppose you go in for manacures as well?


    As for maki's question, I use a belt for squats and deads. The reason being if I hurt my back, my career is over.

    And straps for deads, and shrugs. Any exercise that my grip may fail before the muscle being targeted does.
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    Re: Re: gloves

    bah, women love men with rough hands. Callouses separates the boys from the men.
    my girl hates it when I have callouses....says it doesn't feel good on her skin.... therefore I wear gloves! (at the gym, not on her skin. )

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    I use a belt for squats and straps for deads...

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    I dont use any gear when training.
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    oh yeah.. well, I train nude!

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    Originally posted by getin bigger
    I dont use any gear when training.
    want to rephrase that

    and for me, just a belt for squats and heavy deads.
    half the time I have no idea what you're talking about. the other half, I'm not listening.

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    belt for squats, i barehand everything, gloves are for girls, i use straps when deadlifting in the 400s, don't have a strong enough grip yet
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    Originally posted by Hulk
    I use a belt for squats and straps for deads...
    I do the same as Hulk.

    Wearing gloves is girly? Using a pad on squat bar is girly?

    Who is to say it's girly? Get your ego's out of the clouds; it doesn't matter what someone uses.

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    I use chalk, that's it.


    I admit that when I started out I tried all of those, belts, straps, gloves. Now I feel no need for them and until I do, I shall not use them.

    I actually lifted with a couple of guys from my work last week. They were both wearing gloves and I said "Oh, my sister wears those too."

    They didn't find it as funny as I did.
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    I used to head butt the squat bar before my heavy set. It helped me to get psyched, but not really smart, I don't recommend it. It was cool. I would sometimes hit it a little off, or extra hard and it would begin to bleed. I remember one time, I was squatting with 400 and something pounds, I banged my head and it started to bleed. Now, a head wound bleeds quite profusely, even when minor, and especially so when straining in a squat. So, I finished my set and this guy comes up to me, and with a quivering voice says, "You Ok man?", I just grunted something like yes and walked to the water fountain. Really cracked me up!

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    Christopher, I have been meaning to bring up you and your bar head-butting... Nut...

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    I don't use a belt, chalk, wrist straps or anything.

    I go rugged and raw.

    I don't even use a belt anymore (did in the beginning days) on my heaviest squats or deads, this coming from a person who used to have back problems. I also rely on my strict form to get me through a heavy lift, not a belt.
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    Originally posted by chris mason
    I used to head butt the squat bar before my heavy set. It helped me to get psyched, but not really smart, I don't recommend it. It was cool. I would sometimes hit it a little off, or extra hard and it would begin to bleed. I remember one time, I was squatting with 400 and something pounds, I banged my head and it started to bleed. Now, a head wound bleeds quite profusely, even when minor, and especially so when straining in a squat. So, I finished my set and this guy comes up to me, and with a quivering voice says, "You Ok man?", I just grunted something like yes and walked to the water fountain. Really cracked me up!
    ha! chris thinks he's goldberg!

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    Belt for heavy squats and DEFINITELY wrapped knees. When you get to be my age, you'll be glad you did!


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    Originally posted by W8_4_Me
    Belt for heavy squats and DEFINITELY wrapped knees. When you get to be my age, you'll be glad you did!

    wrapping your knees is very bad!!!!
    i dont remember where i've heard it or read it. but wrapping your knees doesn't allow the ligaments in the joint to adjust to the weight. the wrappings take all the pressure off of your joints. than if you ever decide not to use wraps and try to lift weights again your knee could blow out because your ligaments are strong enough to hold the weight.



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    Originally posted by Avatar
    bah, women love men with rough hands. Callouses separates the boys from the men.
    Oh how true, guys that have rough hands = sexy! Theres nothing like knowing that your guy works hard
    Last edited by Allie; 08-31-2001 at 09:50 PM.

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    *Rubs Allie with his rough hands*


    Gloves are for *cough*pansies*cough.
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    Originally posted by MuscleAuthority


    wrapping your knees is very bad!!!!
    i dont remember where i've heard it or read it. but wrapping your knees doesn't allow the ligaments in the joint to adjust to the weight. the wrappings take all the pressure off of your joints. than if you ever decide not to use wraps and try to lift weights again your knee could blow out because your ligaments are strong enough to hold the weight.



    I know I'm right; just can't explain it very well. LOL
    Wraps are bad if they're too thick behind the knee. They'll effectively pry the knee joint apart.
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