When you head to the gym for resistance training or weightlifting, your hands play an integral role in the success of your workout. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of protecting them, but if your hands are in good shape, you can get the most out of your routine. And if your hands are uncomfortable, confined, sweaty, or injured, you may be giving less than one hundred percent without even realizing it.
Proper hand protection means two things: 1. maintaining a tight, effortless grip on weights, handles and bars, and 2. keeping your hands safe from blisters, calluses, injuries, and germs.
A tight grip allows you to stop thinking about your hands and keep your attention where it belongs: on your technique and on the amount of weight you’re lifting or pulling. Chalk can help, but chalk is messy and wears off quickly. You still need to watch out for unstable grip that can come from excess sweat, and you still aren’t fully protected from blisters and small injuries that can hold you back.
Gloves offer an improvement over barehanded lifting, but our hands like to breathe and have access to an unrestricted range of motion. Gloves can be confining and sweaty. They can also collect grime and moisture that can provide a breeding ground for odor and bacteria.
So what’s a dedicated resistance trainer to do? Keep your hands safe and your grip strong with durable, breathable Gripads. Gripad’s soft but powerful pad stands between your skin and the bar or weight. And while the neoprene layer wicks moisture away from your palm, the rest of your hand is left exposed and comfortable. Gripads are tight, flexible, and tough. They’ll help you maintain your grip without losing focus on your workout.