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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
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    Good gloves/good place to buy gloves?

    I wanna get a pair of gloves so my hands don't get so torn up.. where would I go to buy them? Someplace like Dick's?

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    A sporting goods store, or maybe a place that sells workout gear.

    They're not hard to find
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    i bought some harbinger gloves...they are all black...and they only cost like...6-7 dollars for a pair. they do the job just fine.

    do a search on harbinger gloves.

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    ^^

    I went to BIG 5 Sporting Goods store and also got me a pair of Harbinger gloves. They're pretty nice, but I've recently decided on not using them as much. I don't want girly soft hands. Rugged hands are the way to go.
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    Don't bother buying gloves. They suck! Whats the point in being able to lift all this weight if the skin on your hands cant handle the weight? Stick with it, eventually your hands will get over it and adapt..
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    I've only used one type of glove in the past. The Harbinger Classic WristWraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altephor
    I wanna get a pair of gloves so my hands don't get so torn up.. where would I go to buy them? Someplace like Dick's?
    Actually I went to Dick's Sporting Goods yesterday. I bought some good gloves for $9.99. I was getting tired of seeing my palms peel after deadlifting. Plus, I think after time, it makes your hands look like @$$.

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    construction gloves are the way to go. for sure. if your into that kindof thing
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    Toughen up your hands. Gloves really aren't necessary. If you wan't to avoid getting torn hands or tearing calluses, then get a moisterizer and apply it at night. I use that in the winter and my hands stay tough, no tearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betastas
    Toughen up your hands. Gloves really aren't necessary. If you wan't to avoid getting torn hands or tearing calluses, then get a moisterizer and apply it at night. I use that in the winter and my hands stay tough, no tearing.
    Torn hands become unattractive to the opposite sex. They can also lead to infection and other skin rashes when you get older. I'd rather have girly looking hands and bench 300 lbs than have construction hands and bench 200 lbs.
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    I'd rather have girly looking hands and bench 300 lbs than have construction hands and bench 200 lbs.
    Why would gloves have any effect on your bench? Theres no static grip strength involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancom41
    Why would gloves have any effect on your bench? Theres no static grip strength involved?
    Well for me, I have reached near my peak in deadlift because after deadlifting 225 lbs or so, my hands are inflamed, blistered, and cut open that I almost cry. I am a league bowler and I do other things with my hands like cook and stuff. I am not trying to have what society says are "man hands". My hands are the only thing holding me back from deadlifting 300 lbs+ because I can't take the pain of them with just 225 lbs. Same thing goes with benching. I finally got gloves this weekend.

    PR's should be all over the place this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman-
    Well for me, I have reached near my peak in deadlift because after deadlifting 225 lbs or so, my hands are inflamed, blistered, and cut open that I almost cry. I am a league bowler and I do other things with my hands like cook and stuff. I am not trying to have what society says are "man hands". My hands are the only thing holding me back from deadlifting 300 lbs+ because I can't take the pain of them with just 225 lbs. Same thing goes with benching. I finally got gloves this weekend.

    PR's should be all over the place this week.


    Same. The grips at my gym rip my palms to shreds. I have calluses and it still hurts. At some points I have to put the weight down even though I could do more reps simply because I can't hold it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman-
    Well for me, I have reached near my peak in deadlift because after deadlifting 225 lbs or so, my hands are inflamed, blistered, and cut open that I almost cry. I am a league bowler and I do other things with my hands like cook and stuff. I am not trying to have what society says are "man hands". My hands are the only thing holding me back from deadlifting 300 lbs+ because I can't take the pain of them with just 225 lbs. Same thing goes with benching. I finally got gloves this weekend.

    PR's should be all over the place this week.

    I'm just letting you know what worked for me. Avoiding roughness on my hands made them weaker and more subject to tearing. If you subject your hands to roughness and stress they will get tougher, but you must take care of them too. If gloves work for you, go ahead. However, it sounds like there may be some issues with your deadlift grip.

    I cook too. We have so much in common.
    Society doesn't care about your hands. My hands aren't big enough to have padded gloves and properly grip a bar, so I adapted.

    What works for me and many others is a good moisturizer (like I stated earlier). I don't have any white, cracking calluses. I don't have any tears in my hands. I regularly deadlift, chinup, row, SLDL, RDL, farmer walk, etc. Torn hands suck, so I protect them by treating them well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman-
    Well for me, I have reached near my peak in deadlift because after deadlifting 225 lbs or so, my hands are inflamed, blistered, and cut open that I almost cry. I am a league bowler and I do other things with my hands like cook and stuff. I am not trying to have what society says are "man hands". My hands are the only thing holding me back from deadlifting 300 lbs+ because I can't take the pain of them with just 225 lbs. Same thing goes with benching. I finally got gloves this weekend.

    PR's should be all over the place this week.

    that just seems like a lame way to cop out of maxing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detard
    that just seems like a lame way to cop out of maxing.
    Well when you look at your hands after doing 225 lbs like me and see your skin falling off and blistered all over your fingers, you might not think that anymore. I used gloves for the first time today and I set like 4-5 new PR's including a 245 lbs deadlift which I did 10 times. So I know I will be at 300 lbs in a couple of weeks. That 245 lbs was 20 lbs more than last week's PR of 225 lbs.
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    I am thinking about getting gloves. The things that really tear my hands up are heavy dumbbells, but thats it. I have calassises on my palm right before they go to my fingers, and they just look like little tough bumps, they dont tear or anything..... wel, ocasionally they do, but not often. Why do I want gloves? I have never met a girl who said she likes rough hands... Not to mention the gloves could give me a better grip on the bar and boost my confidence.

    Im still debating though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1mmort4l
    Don't bother buying gloves. They suck! Whats the point in being able to lift all this weight if the skin on your hands cant handle the weight? Stick with it, eventually your hands will get over it and adapt..
    I heard women really like it when you touch their skin with calloused up hands that have bits of loose skin falling off.

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    ^^

    Yeah, they love it when the callouses scratch the skin as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Won't Stop
    I heard women really like it when you touch their skin with calloused up hands that have bits of loose skin falling off.
    You should really get that leprosy checked by a doctor.

    Those of us with a minimal amount of sense simply use some moisturizer, and don't have any issues whatsoever.

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    Aveeno is the best.
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    ^^

    Agreed.

    Women love tough hands, doesn't mean you need to be rubbin' her with sandpaper.

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    Women love tough hands, doesn't mean you need to be rubbin' her with sandpaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman-
    Well when you look at your hands after doing 225 lbs like me and see your skin falling off and blistered all over your fingers, you might not think that anymore. I used gloves for the first time today and I set like 4-5 new PR's including a 245 lbs deadlift which I did 10 times. So I know I will be at 300 lbs in a couple of weeks. That 245 lbs was 20 lbs more than last week's PR of 225 lbs.
    What the hell kind of bar are you holding that your hands are so bad off from 225???

    Gloves generally make it more difficult to hold onto the bar because of material slippage and the increased circumference from the cloth. The only time I've resorted to gloves was when I had dermatitus issues and was worried about touching the bar w. open wounds. If your hands are that torn up, take better care of yourself, use chalk, and reexamine how you are holding the bar.

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