We can all agree that hand protection is a vital component of a great lifting workout. If you’ve ever tried to lift weights bare handed, you may have been okay after the first few reps. But if we lift continuously for more than about 15 minutes, we begin to feel the effects of repetitive friction in the form of blisters and chafing. And when that happens, no matter how indifferent we are to callused hands or discomfort, our hands are making miniscule adjustments and compensations that we may not even recognize, and these compensations can interfere with our technique.
Protecting your hands while lifting can do more than just prevent blisters. It can also help you get the most out of your workout. So toss a few durable, moisture-wicking Gripads into your bag before you hit the gym, and your hands will thank you.
Why Not Just Use Exercise Gloves?
If you’ve been using standard weightlifting gloves to protect your hands, you may have noticed how the gloves collect moisture and prevent your skin from breathing naturally. We need a pad to insert between the equipment and our palms at the point of contact, but don’t actually need hand protection that covers the entire hand. When our hand is covered by a full glove, sweat and mildew accumulate, bacteria thrive, and our movements may actually be constricted in a way that can compromise our lifting ability.
Gloves serve a purpose, and they’re certainly better than nothing at all. But if you’re interested in serious lifting with minimal compromise, try a pair of Gripads instead. The lightweight, flexible straps hold the pad securely against your hand, so when you slide on a pair of Gripads, you can forget you’re wearing them and focus your full attention on your workout. The pads allow your hands to move freely and breathe freely, while the tough, moisture-wicking neoprene stands between you and the rough surfaces of gym equipment. Try a pair today and experience the difference.