The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Order of the Miswak Crew Baig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    10

    Gripping technique?

    Do you guys use gloves when lifting? I have come across two opinions on this:

    1) use gloves
    2) stop being a woman and take the pain.

    I dont have a problem with like 30 or 35lb DBs its when it gets to like 40 or 45 that the calluses on my hand start to hurt, its probably the steel rivets on the db itself, ironically the calluses help me gripping the weight also =/ . The hammer curl which I like really does a number on the hands. Dont get me wrong theres no disfigurement, just looking if theres a better way.

    I guess what Im asking is glove or no glove?
    the New York Times (Jan. 9, 2005) commented that on the stage "Mr. Lindemann gave off an air of such brute masculinity and barely contained violence that it seemed that he could have reached into the crowd, snatched up a fan, and bitten off his head."

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Getting Swole hoser813's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    STL, MO
    Posts
    162
    every now and then I will use gloves, but sometimes they get in the way and I actually lose grip on certain lifts.

  4. #3
    Getting un-streamlined Progress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    3,000
    I love calluses and when the weight gets too high I use chalk.

  5. #4
    Senior Member brewski053's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    0
    i like not wearing gloves when I lift but sometimes when I bench my hands sweat and it makes my grip real shiatty. So thats usually the only time i will wear them unless the calluses on my hands are all fvcked up
    My Transformation
    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=50238

  6. #5
    Order of the Miswak Crew Baig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    10
    thanks, is there a special kind of chalk or like chalkboard chalk? I too love my calluses but they get irritated after a while.
    the New York Times (Jan. 9, 2005) commented that on the stage "Mr. Lindemann gave off an air of such brute masculinity and barely contained violence that it seemed that he could have reached into the crowd, snatched up a fan, and bitten off his head."

  7. #6
    Getting un-streamlined Progress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    3,000
    Quote Originally Posted by Baig
    thanks, is there a special kind of chalk or like chalkboard chalk? I too love my calluses but they get irritated after a while.

    You want to look for climbing chalk that is composed of Magnesium Carbonate. I bought a chalk ball from an outdoor store, it is powdered chalk in a little sack and comes in a ziploc bag for like $4.

  8. #7
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    St. John's, NL, Canada
    Posts
    70
    I'm pretty sure chalk is chalk. It's just a big block of it.
    "It's all about the diet. If you eat like crap, expect to look that way."

  9. #8
    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    10,215
    Calluses are bad, mkay?

    The key to gripping happiness is to maintain your hand health. Calluses will rip off at the most inopportune times. Either shave or clip them, and moisturize your hands to keep the from drying out. Calluses can cause pain because they can be pressure points. If this isn't what is causing the pain, it may be tendon or muscle related. But in general, you should have "pain" from gripping.

    The chalk you want is magnesium carbonate , aka gym or climbing chalk.
    Last edited by MixmasterNash; 05-01-2005 at 03:21 PM.

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

  10. #9
    Getting Swole hoser813's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    STL, MO
    Posts
    162
    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin98
    I'm pretty sure chalk is chalk. It's just a big block of it.
    I think there might be a small difference between sidewalk chalk and the lifting chalk.

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    philly
    Posts
    286
    **** i gotta where gloves when i lift. i got really dry hands and in the winter theyre always bleeding

  12. #11
    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    10,215
    Quote Originally Posted by ilankaplan1
    **** i gotta where gloves when i lift. i got really dry hands and in the winter theyre always bleeding
    How freaking hard is it to buy a $5 bottle of hand moisturizer that will last 2 months?

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

  13. #12
    Toughest Man in the World Bruise Brubaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    In the gym, Québec
    Posts
    952
    I'm pretty sure schoolboard chalk is calcium carbonate.

  14. #13
    Getting un-streamlined Progress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    3,000
    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    How freaking hard is it to buy a $5 bottle of hand moisturizer that will last 2 months?
    Aveeno is amazing. But I don't care to have moist hands when lifting. I've never had a problem with calluses. Yes the build up and fall off but the tender skin underneath is just as ready and willing as before. Chalk keeps my hands dry and probably makes the calluses come faster.
    Last edited by ABDomega; 05-01-2005 at 01:16 PM.

  15. #14
    Senior Member DNL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,808
    i don't see a reason why you shouldn't use gloves. Don't just stop using it because you saw other big guys not using it.. and may be this is what big men do. They are there for your protection and not to make you a girly man or what not. Gloves are like shoes, you wouldn't play sports or run on the tread mill with your bare feet. Lifting without gloves won't make you "the man" either. You're just another lifter with more calluses who prefers not to use gloves.

  16. #15
    Senior Member shootermcgavin7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    2,240
    I use them for deads. I'm not a competitive powerlifter so I'm not worried about rule violations, and it helps me to pull more weight without sacrificing form.

    Not to say I have a problem with callouses, I have one apiece on the index and middle finger of my throwing hand that I doubt will ever go away. I just don't see a reason not to wear gloves.

  17. #16
    General of Froot Soldiers TwiloMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,475
    I don't like gloves- have yet to find a pair that's comfortable. I lift w/out them and have calluses and try to remember to moisturize so they don't get too bad. The only downside to calluses (mine don't hurt) is that they're quire rough if left untreated which makes for painful self-sex despite lube.
    Homer Simpson - "The code of the schoolyard, Marge! The rules that teach a boy to be a man. Let's see. Don't tattle. Always make fun of those different from you. Never say anything, unless you're sure everyone feels exactly the same way you do."
    www.dictionary.com (for all your spell-checking needs)
    My picture thread- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=78235
    My journal- http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=77712
    Viking Warlord- "You can't motorboat a personality".
    Built- "See, truly artful copy-paste isn't random. You need to know WHAT to copy before you go pasting..."

  18. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    0
    There's nothing wrong with using gloves on most of your lifts, if anything, they'll help you by letting you focus more on the weight you're lifting, and less on the pain in your hands

    The exception to this rule I would say would be deads and heavy shrugs, those are 2 exercises where your grip can be the limiting factor, so I would suggest using chalk for those, since you'll have a much stronger grip with bare hands and chalk, than with gloves and no chalk. But for everything besides deads and shrugs, I would highly recommend gloves

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •