Experienced gym-goers know what happens when we grip heavy bars, handle climbing rope, or do multiple pull-ups without protecting our hands. After the first few intense sessions (or even the first five minutes), palms can easily become abraded or bruised. And even if we work out hard enough and long enough to develop calluses, it isn’t always pleasant to shake hands with a person whose palms are as rough as leather. Damaged skin can peel, blisters hurt, and every wound leaves us vulnerable to infection. For competitive or serious athletes, even small injuries can compromise performance.
Gloves can help protect an athlete’s hands, but at a cost. Gloves are bulky and uncomfortable, and they may prevent the skin from breathing and cause a build-up of heat, sweat, grime, and bacteria. When we’re engaged in a demanding activity that requires full focus and intense concentration, the last thing we need to worry about is sweaty, uncomfortable hands and a constricted range of motion. Hands should be unrestrained, skin should breathe naturally, and our minds should be fully engaged with the challenging task before us. Gloves play no role in this equation. So how can an athlete protect her palms from direct contact with bars and rough surfaces?
The answer: Gripad. If you’re ready to give a hundred percent to your workout, but you cherish your hardworking hands and want to protect them, peel off the heavy gloves and slip on a Gripad. The Gripad’s neoprene layer wicks sweat and moisture away from your skin, and the soft, durable pad stands between your hands and your workout, safeguarding your skin without getting in your way. When you’re finished at the gym, slip off the pads and head back to the office to shake hands with your new client. The Gripad provides a lightweight, durable form of uncompromising protection.