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Thread: Gloves? Or not?

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    Gloves? Or not?

    Personally I like calluses on my hands....although I might change my tune down the road. I don't have gloves and not planning on getting any until I actually need them, which brings me to my question...

    Do you use gloves? Some trainers were telling me that I needed to go get gloves b/c of the afore-mentioned calluses on my hands.

    btw, I get them mainly from doing shrugs, either bb or db work.

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    nope no gloves for me

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    I have gloves but i dont use them.
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    never wear gloves! i got some mean calluses going bah!
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    Never wear gloves..

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    I don't wear gloves and whenever I get calluses they dissapear within 6-9 hours..
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    I use gloves just because it helps me grip things better

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    Gloves are for wussies!!!!! I get calluses, and if it's a mean ass session, usually my calluses crack.
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    Men don't wear gloves unless they are feminine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    Men don't wear gloves unless they are feminine.
    Evidently, I am feminine

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    I used to get pretty bad calluses when i worked out at the YMCA, now at a different gym my calluses are hardly visible.
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    I got gloves because a girl had told me that my calluses were gross. I ended up using the gloves just long enough to get rid of the calluses, and then the gloves were stolen. Now I just deal with the calluses.
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    I wear gloves for certain things and still have callouses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt
    I wear gloves for certain things and still have callouses.
    Yeah, I never mentioned that I still get callouses even with gloves. I wear gloves 'cuz of my disgustingly, sweaty hands, not 'cuz I'm worried about callouses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    Yeah, I never mentioned that I still get callouses even with gloves. I wear gloves 'cuz of my disgustingly, sweaty hands, not 'cuz I'm worried about callouses.
    I'd hate to have nearly a hundred pounds on the barbell, and pull it up..then throw it over my head to start shoulder presses and have the sweat cause me to lose my grip and drop it on my neck. My wedding ring kinda digs into my hand too, and causes more problems than a callous, but if I take it off I'll forget about it and lose it. Gloves for me. They make me feel stronger too, and make my arms look bigger.

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    I shall try to be even more hyperbolic than usual:
    Gloves suck almost as much as another thread on gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianRocket
    I used to get pretty bad calluses when i worked out at the YMCA, now at a different gym my calluses are hardly visible.
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    i dont use gloves btu when i do get calluses i just file them down and put lotion on and they are still there but they are soft so my girl cant tell they are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    Evidently, I am feminine
    I'm really sorry to hear that.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    I'm really sorry to hear that.
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    i dont wear gloves and only get calluses on my left hand....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    Men don't wear gloves unless they are feminine.
    ha!maki! my hands are by far from looking feminine bah! oh well!
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    So, yet another thread of "Gloves are for wussies.. real men don't wear them, blah blah blahhhh"... Is this a mainly American thing or?

    I've never heard something so rediculous?! As i said in the other 20 threads on gloves -I wear them - better grip, lessens the impact etc etc...

    It honestly sounds like an arguement a group of school children would have..

    Next you'll be telling me these pink flares and the yellow tank top i'm sporting at the min are affecting my masculinity...

    Seriously though - "Gloves are for wussies i.e harm your masculinity" etc has got to be the worst arguement against not wearing gloves. It comes down to personal preference, don't really see what the big deal is?!
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    so maki you are calling Ronnie Coleman feminine LOL

    I wear gloves with a wrist support because i have weak wrists

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    I started out with no gloves then went and bought a pair. ( better grip) I forgot them on the treadmill one evening and never got them back. I had them for about a week!! Oh well, theives!!! I was quite Pissed but never bought another pair.

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