The right hand protection can offer essential support for your workout and help you find a faster path to great results. But what should you look for in a pair of weightlifting grips or exercise gloves? Great weightlifting grips provide four essential components of workout support. Make sure all four play a role in your choice.
Essential Features of Great Weightlifting Grips
- Safety and a Strong Grip
You need a pair of gloves or grips that help you gain a tight, controlled grasp of heavy bars and equipment. Your gloves should fit perfectly and shouldn’t confine your range of motion in any way. Ideally, you should be able to slide them on and forget you’re wearing them for the duration of your workout.
- Hand Protection
Your weightlifting grips should also protect your hands from abrasions, blisters and scrapes. This can prevent minor injuries and infections, but it can also support your results, since we tend to favor injured hands without even realizing we’re doing it. This can compromise our technique.
Gloves that cover the whole hand not only restrict our range of motion, but they also collect sweat and moisture, which can lead to mildew, bacteria, and unpleasant smells. Unlike regular weightlifting gloves, Gripads moisture-wicking neoprene weightlifting grips allow your hands to breathe and move naturally without sweaty confinement. The pads can also protect your hands from the germs that accumulate on shared gym surfaces.
The weightlifting grips you choose should stand up to abuse and work as hard as you do. Gripads are made of feather-light, super tough neoprene that can survive the most challenging reps and sets. When your workout ends, just toss the pads in the washing machine and they’ll come out clean and good as new.