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.