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.
I love the Wags brand of fingerless gloves useful for yoga and Pilates floor work. I have carpal tunnel and the raised gel pads on the heel of the hand has been life changing as to what exercises I can re-incorporate for myself.You also don’t lose as much class time adjusting props to help the wrists. I love them and have used the same pair for 5 years.
Joint Protection Products
Paula Wilbert Occupational Therapist
Wags- Wrist Assured Gloves
Deborah Adams, Pilates Studio Owner
Quite a bit of glove love in here! If I am lifting heavy I might chalk up but only for deadlifts. I really think gloves are mainly good for preventing calluses. It all boils down to personal preference. While gloves can make it easier to grip the bar, they are also a hindrance for anyone who actually wants to develop their grip strength. This is a must for anyone looking to get stronger. I think they actually provide a false sense of grip strength, and that is one big negative to using them. I don’t waste a lot of time trying to convince clients not to wear them though, some people just like using them.