April 17, 2010 | Filed Under Gripad International Locations, Links, Product Reviews, Recommended products, Social Networks, Uncategorized | No Comments
Tired of weight gloves which make your hands sweaty, don’t have enough grip, or just aren’t that comfortable? I have a great suggestion for you. Try Gripads.
They are an inventive twist to your regular workout glove providing your hands breathing space, extra movement and a strong grip. They are 100% Neoprene and come in a wide range of colors.
I was given the opportunity to try a pair. I love how the pad is squishy, if I can use that word, and have much more grip than the average weight glove. It takes a while for your fingers to get used to something wrapped around them and your pinky not being invited to the party. When you are in position to do a bench press, barbell curl, or pull-up they are very comfortable. One thing I didn’t care for was the awkwardness of moving from exercise to exercise. I didn’t know if I should slip them off and put them back on right before grabbing the weight, or just keeping them on for the duration of my workouts. But I did like them for doing pushups as I felt a little more grounded and stable. I have padded mats in my gym and felt stuck down to them and knew my hands were not coming out from under me.
They work very well with machines, but personally I found them to be difficult to maneuver with my Power Blocks. When choosing a dumbbell from the rack, I can see they would be much easier. But for a Power Block user, when changing your pins, they seem to get in the way.
I gave a pair to a workout friend to see what she thought. Monica had a much better experience with them than I did. She found them to be very comfortable and something she liked using. She agreed there would be no sweating with the gripads like in a normal glove as your hands are much more exposed. She also felt awkward at first with her pinking not being in a ring, but could see how it was beneficial to the way gripad was made to work. She enjoys them and will continue using them in her workouts.
If you would like a chance at trying this new style of glove for yourself, then here’s your chance to enter. YHH has three pairs to give away.
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