I used to use gloves but after constant use I noticed that they did not really
make much of a difference.
Two different altrenatives worked in my case:
1) I used chalk (that usually helps when I grip a bar0
2) Someone mentioned a product called Big Back Grips. I tried the
Grips; they were very effective (the product is available on Amazon)
Hope this helps out.
Gloves are fine for the majority of the population. However, you rarely if ever see serious lifters such as those who do powerlifting, Olympic lifting, grip training, and strongman using them. I think they are a great tool for some, but not for me. I am a busted knuckles, chalk everywhere kind of guy. That may be why I have a home gym.
I love them. Have always used them and find that it is a big help for protecting my hands. They have now become a part of my “ritual” when working out. 🙂 I also like the extra barrier when working out at a health club. So many people using the equipment that I kind of like having that extra barrier between me and the bar/weight, etc.