I sometimes use them to help with gripping a bar or a weight. A few at the gym are so rough they are brutal on my hands. I wear Men’s Harbinger gloves. I also have Women’s Nike, but they are shorter in the fingers and don’t protect my hands as much. I’m tall and have long fingers so the Men’s gloves offer better protection for me.
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.