May 20, 2013 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
Conventional wisdom dictates that overweight people are unhealthy and that thin people are healthy, but being thin can also be dangerous if you are a “skinny fat” person. The official term for being “skinny fat” is metabolically obese normal weight, a term used to describe someone who has too much fat and not enough muscle. People under this distinction may look thin, but they are not in shape.
The majority of Americans are overweight, and millions of them have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, but nearly a quarter of skinny people also have pre-diabetes and are considered “metabolically obese.” These people have an increased rate of death when diagnosed with diabetes than overweight people.
Testing Your Health
Instead of using the scale as an indicator of your physical fitness and health, see your doctor for these important tests:
- Blood pressure
- HDL (good cholesterol)
- Fasting blood sugar or glucose
- Insulin response test
- NMR lipid particle test
These tests are essential for people who automatically assume they are healthy because they are thin. Taking a second look at your health can reveal metabolic obesity, which is just as dangerous, if not more, than actually being obese.
Becoming Skinny Fat
Many people become skinny fat by losing weight the wrong way. They cut calories but skip using their workout grips or fitness gloves on a regular basis. Drastically cutting calories forces their bodies to rely on lean muscle mass for energy, causing the body to store more fat for future energy use. This puts their energy balance totally out of whack, and although they shrink sizes because their lean muscle mass is disappearing, they are still storing more body fat… leading to becoming skinny fat.
Be honest… are you skinny fat? What’s your plan for getting in real shape and building lean muscle mass? Share your ideas with our readers in the comments below!
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May 16, 2013 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
Health misinformation runs rampant in today’s world of instant messages, Twitter updates and spam e-mail. In the blink of an eye and the click of a mouse, wild stories about health spread around the world via the Internet. Fortunately, most of the health scares you see online are at best a misinterpretation of the facts and at worst blatant lies. Here are two common health myths you may have seen in your inbox and the truth about them.
- MILK is the best source of calcium and essential to bone health.
Contrary to popular belief and the extensive marketing efforts of the dairy industry, no study has found that dairy products increase bone health. Calcium, consumed together with other nutrients like Magnesium and Vitamin D are essential for bone health, but every study is conducted with supplementation and not with actual milk, cheese, etc. Making the claim that “Milk is the number one source of calcium” literally just means that we drink a lot of milk in this country and so that is where we are getting the most of our calcium! Considering that the majority of the world’s population cannot handle dairy very well, or at all, sometimes leading to side effects like digestive issues, chronic infections, skin conditions and more, there are many other foods that can serve as better sources of calcium without that added growth hormones and other chemicals that are present in most conventional dairy products. Sesame seeds, almonds, chick peas (garbanzo beans), and leafy greens like kale, collards and turnip greens are packed with calcium, not to mention tons of other micronutrients that have been found to prevent disease and manage a healthy weight. If your body type does handle dairy well, then opt for the best quality in moderation like real Greek yogurt and grass-fed cheeses. Don’t forget that many studies have found that physical activity DOES boost bone health, so encouraging the use of your weight lifting gloves is more important than downing glasses of milk. In addition to physical activity, a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables will help maintain a healthy body weight.
- EGGS boost your bad cholesterol.
Eggs have gotten a bad rap for over 50 years, when researchers linked them with heart disease. What we know now is that those studies were flawed and biased, being conducted by the Cereal Institute, the lobby group for…well, you guessed it: cereal and grains. It’s not a coincidence that soon after, cereal became a staple food on American breakfast tables and the consumption of eggs and meat declined. But, rather than heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues declining too, they only got worse. What’s the disconnect? The real culprit was sugar, not fat and cholesterol, and now we just added a huge load of additional sugar to our diets by upping our intake of cereals and grains.
Eating an egg a day is fine, as they are a great source of vitamins A and D and lean protein. Eat one before you use your workout gloves for fuel, and be sure to eat plenty of vegetables and other whole foods throughout the day.
We have all believed at least a few common health rumors, but remember research is key. Make sure you know the source of your information and be sure to steer clear of industry funded research, because their first priority is to sell products, not look after your health.
What health myths have you fallen for? What are the wildest ones you have heard?
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May 13, 2013 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
While some fats are good for your body, trans fats have no place in a healthy diet. Unlike other types of fat, this cardiovascular troublemaker lowers your good cholesterol while raising your bad cholesterol. This combination raises your risk of heart disease, the greatest killer of both men and women.
What is trans fat?
Through the process of hydrogenation, trans fat is created when vegetable oil and hydrogen combine. The combo increases the shelf life of the oil and helps keep foods stay fresh longer. It also increases your cholesterol levels more than other types of fats.
Trans fat in your diet
Trans fats are most commonly found in commercial baked goods, like cakes, cookies and crackers. Fried foods, like french fries and doughnuts, are also often loaded with them. Working out with your weightlifting gloves or gym grips may help you burn off the calories from these foods, but it won’t eliminate the effects of trans fat in your diet.
Understanding food labels
The amount of trans fat in a food must be listed on its nutrition label in the United States, but foods that have less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving may be classified as having 0 grams of trans fat. That may seem like a miniscule amount, but it adds up when you eat multiple servings of foods with less than 0.5 grams of trans fat.
Foods that list partially hydrogenated vegetable oil as an ingredient also contain trans fats. “Completely” or “fully” hydrogenated oils do not contain trans fat because they are made through a different process than partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
The effects of trans fat
Trans fat has an unhealthy effect on cholesterol levels, and eating too much of it can raise your risk of developing heart disease. The fats raise your “bad” cholesterol, which can cause the formation of plaques on the walls of your arteries. These fatty deposits can reduce blood flow through your arteries.
Trans fat also increases triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood that may thicken the artery walls and contribute to atherosclerosis.
Share with our readers: How do you avoid trans fats and get the right amount of healthy fats in your diet?
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November 29, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
Does wearing the proper weight training gloves help improve your performance? If so, then how? While not all people believe that using suitable gym gloves can help take your performance to the next level, many people can vouch for their effectiveness. To help you decide whether using suitable weight lifting grips is right for you, please consider the benefits that you can get from wearing it.
How GRIPAD® Improves Your Workout Performance
There are a number of ways by which GRIPAD® weightlifting gloves help to improve your performance at the gym. Here are just a few:
GRIPAD® improves your grip. Using high quality weight training gloves like those from GRIPAD® can help improve your grip on weights and eliminate the inconveniences and dangers brought about by sweaty hands. While some prefer to use French chalk to achieve the same results, some gyms do not allow it since it leaves a powdery residue on their equipment. A better grip means a more efficient movement when it comes to weightlifting, creating better results.
It helps relieve pressure. Wearing suitable weightlifting gloves reduces the pressure on your hands and allows you to move more freely as you try to lift all those heavy weights.
It prevents calluses. If you want to reduce or eliminate the risk of developing blisters and calluses on your hands, then you should definitely consider using gym gloves.
Why Choose GRIPAD® Over Conventional Weight Lifting Gloves?
While they serve the same basic purpose GRIPAD® provides a lot more than traditional gym gloves. It doesn’t cover the whole hand and features a non-slip surface to allow you to perform the proper range of motion and give you the freedom to focus on your technique. It also allows your hands to breathe properly to prevent bad odor and infections.
October 10, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
Have you been working out for a long time—months or even years—without quite getting the results you’re looking for? Are you doing everything right, but you just can’t figure out what small aspect of your routine, gear, or technique might be holding you back? Maybe you’ve been working out and getting great results, but recently your progress seems to have leveled off. Could there be some minor obstacle standing in your way?
In either scenario, it might be a good idea to stop and take a hard look at your workout gloves. A good set of hand protection gloves can shield your hands from blisters and abrasions while you lift weights. But a great set of grip gloves can do even more. If your exercise gloves are guilty of any of the following shortcomings, it might be time to ditch them and try a pair of durable, moisture-wicking GRIPAD®s.
How Your Grip Gloves Might Be Letting You Down
- Traditional workout gloves that cover the whole hand can sometimes restrict your natural movements and interfere with your technique in ways you don’t even recognize. GRIPAD®s avoid this problem by sliding on over the fingers and leaving the rest of the hand free for proper range of motion.
- Conventional glove can also collect sweat and trap bacteria. This can be uncomfortable and can even lead to bad smells and skin infections. GRIPAD®s allow your skin to breathe while still helping you keep a tight, safe grip on equipment.
- Standard weight lifting gloves may provide inadequate control over heavy weights. GRIPAD® offers a tight fit and a secure, non-slip surface so you can forget about your grip and focus entirely on your technique. Just toss those sweaty old grip gloves in the trash bin, slide on a pair of GRIPAD®s, and hit the gym!
August 22, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
You started a resistance training plan with the best intentions in mind, and you’ve been keeping it up for a while now. You’re finally seeing results in your streamlined body shape, tight muscle tone, and overall better health. You’re even getting to know people at the gym, now that your workouts have become a regular part of your daily routine.
But you have one problem: blisters. Your hands don’t have time to heal from the minor abrasions of one gym session before you jump into the next one. So you have a decision to make. If you plan to continue working out at this pace, and you do, you need a good pair of workout gloves. Choose the best available hand protection and you’ll find it easier to stay motivated and keep your workout goals on track.
The Best Hand Protection
- Choose workout gloves or pads that are durable. Gripads are made of double-stitched, super strong neoprene, so they hold up to whatever abuse you deal out.
- Choose hand protection that doesn’t collect moisture. Moisture-wicking Gripads pull sweat away from your palms and keep them clean and dry. Leather workout gloves, on the other hand, can quickly become clammy mildew farms.
- Choose a form of hand protection that doesn’t cover your whole hand. Total coverage can restrict your natural motion and prevent your skin from breathing properly. Gripads slide on over your fingers and only cover your palms, so they don’t compromise your technique or make your hands feel confined.
- Choose your hand protection with safety in mind. Maintain a tight grip on weights and other heavy equipment without worrying about slippage. Gripads keep your grip tight and your weights under control so you can focus your attention on your moves and technique.
July 5, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
No matter what your workout goals may be, and no matter the challenges of your specific sport or activity, the gear you choose can mean the difference between steady, rapid progress and slow, frustrating results. Choose the right shoes and find clothes that wick moisture away from your skin and fit just snugly enough to stay out of your way.
And as important as any other part of your gear, choose the right workout gloves. Lifting weights with your bare hands can lead to abrasions and blisters that can slow you down and even cause infection and injury. So you’ll need to protect your hands if you’re serious about making progress with your resistance training. But what kind of workout gloves provide the best benefits? Look for these features.
Effective Workout Gloves
- Great workout gloves can last through one tough session after another and work as hard as you do. Gripads have super-tough, double-stitched seams that stand up to any abuse you can deal out. Between workouts, you can just toss them in the washing machine, which you can’t do with gloves made of leather.
- Your workout gloves should protect your hands without restricting your range of motion. While traditional gloves cover the whole hand, Gripads just slide on over your fingers. With Gripads in place, your skin can breathe, your hands can move, and you can forget about your hand protection and focus on your technique.
- Workout gloves should wick moisture away from your skin. Traditional gloves can collect sweat, and a constantly moist environment feels unpleasant and can breed germs and mildew. Gripads don’t do this. They’re made of lightweight neoprene that keeps your palms clean and dry.
June 14, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
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.
June 5, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
When you’re lifting weights or engaging in serious resistance training, the right hand protection can mean the difference between an effective workout that gets results and a painful, unproductive ordeal. For those who are committed to intense training plans, lifting with no hand protection at all just isn’t an option. Direct contact with bars and equipment can lead to abrasions and blisters that can become painful or even infected, and along the way these small injuries can compromise technique and interfere with our progress.
Weight lifting gloves are a step up from nothing at all, but they’re not an ideal solution. Gloves can constrict the natural range of motion in our hands, which can lead to improper lifting and poor results. They can also collect sweat and mildew, which can smell bad and feel unpleasant. Our skin needs to breathe, especially the skin of our hardworking hands, and it isn’t kind to subject our hands to the clammy, claustrophobic environment of a sweaty lifting glove.
The solution? Gripads. Gripad weight lifting grips offer hand protection even better than gloves, and they don’t restrict your range of motion or get in the way as you lift. These durable little weight lifting grips simply slide on over the fingers and remain securely in place, no matter what kind of abuse comes their way. Gripads are made of nearly indestructible, moisture wicking neoprene that stands between your palms and your equipment without encasing your entire hand. So you receive the best possible hand protection while still allowing your skin to breathe naturally. Gripads are lightweight, washable, snug, and strong. Once your Gripad weight lifting grips are in place, you can forget all about them and focus on your resistance training goals.
May 30, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, every detail matters. The gym you choose should be inspiring and pleasant and should appeal to your specific personality. Your workout partners should be encouraging and supportive. And your gear should be carefully chosen to help you meet your workout goals. At the very least, your clothes, shoes, and equipment should not stand in the way of your progress.
This is especially true of your chosen form of hand protection. Lifting weights and handling gym equipment barehanded is fine for some people, especially those who don’t visit the gym very often and who don’t engage in sustained weight training with high reps and heavy weights. But if your workout routine is a bit more intense, going barehanded is probably not an option. After even a few minutes, rough bars and equipment can leave your palms with blisters and abrasions, which are not fun and can compromise your technique. If you favor an injured hand, you don’t get as much out of your workout. But if you don’t, blisters and small wounds can get worse or become infected.
So cover your hands when you head to the gym. And if you can, leave your traditional weight lifting gloves behind. Gloves that cover the whole hand can constrict your range of motion and prevent your skin from breathing properly. When moisture and sweat build up inside of a glove, they can lead to mildew, bad smells, and sliminess.
Try Gripads instead. A tough, soft layer of moisture-wicking neoprene is all you need to protect your hands from damage. While safely covering your palms, the pads allow the rest of your hand to move and breathe freely, which means you can forget about your hands and focus on your technique. Peel off those musty, worn out gloves once and for all and toss a pair of Gripads into your bag the next time you head to the gym. Your hands will thank you.
May 21, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
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.
February 24, 2012 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Hand Protection | No Comments
Weightlifting is a common activity amongst fitness enthusiasts, as a great addition to any workout. However, this activity can lead to problems if proper care such as the use of weight lifting gloves during workouts is not taken.
The most common problem associated with weightlifting is tendonitis. This problem occurs when you overstretch the tendons in your hands during exercise causing them to flare up and tear up. The problem can spread to other parts of the arm such as the elbow if the elbow does not get sufficient time to cool down. This is one of the reasons why people use weight lifting gloves as it protects the tendons, leaving them comfortable and relaxed.
It should be noted that gloves are only helpful when the right choice is taken. Otherwise, the wrong choice can accelerate or lead to other problems. The other problems arise from the size or type of gloves you choose. For instance, if you choose nylon gloves you will not get the best grip. A better choice would be leather or neoprene. Gloves can also build up sweat on the inside during workouts. This especially happens when you choose fingered gloves instead of the fingerless.
Lack of proper wrist wraps also causes soreness on the wrists. This means that a person should opt for gloves with adjustable wrist wraps even in case one does not suffer soreness. Problems also arise when one chooses very tight or loose gloves. Very tight gloves will obviously cut off circulation, which is dangerous. Loose fitting ones will interfere with your lifts and can also cause the weights to slip. The best choice is therefore a snug fitting glove.
In order to eliminate all of these problems, most weightlifting experts would agree that Gripads, made of neoprene and with no sizing or odour issues, provide the best support out of any other glove product.
September 26, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
If you’re just beginning to consider the benefits of exercise, or you just signed up for a gym membership and are ready to start working out for the first time, you’ll need three important things: A goal, a plan, and the right gear. Here are a few considerations that can help you get started.
First, working out can be time consuming, and any change in your daily routine can take a bit of effort and motivation to maintain. You may start out with the best of intentions, but without clear goals, you may easily lose interest or become distracted by other concerns. Having goals can keep you on track. Are you working out to stay healthy? To tone your body or lose weight? To gain strength? Or to increase your performance in sport or athletic event? Try to clarify your intentions as well as you can and write them down, so you don’t forget. For example, “I want to lose X pounds per month until December and then maintain that weight from that point on.”
Second, you’ll need a sensible plan. A trainer can help you create a plan that can bring your goals within reach, but if you can’t afford or don’t want a trainer, you’ll still want to have a routine in mind before you begin. If you haven’t worked out before or have a medical condition, talk to a doctor first. Your doctor can let you know how to begin and maintain an appropriate plan.
Finally, you’ll want to hit the gym with the right gear. Make sure you wear comfortable, breathable clothing that isn’t too loose, and make sure you’re ready to protect your hands from gym surfaces and shared equipment. Bring your Gripads, the lightweight neoprene pads that can help you lift weights and use gym machinery without getting blisters or losing your grip.
August 11, 2011 | Filed Under Benefits of a Regular Workout, GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Product Information | No Comments
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.
August 1, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Recommended products | No Comments
People quite simply love their Gripad gloves. And they don’t hesitate to show that admiration and affection as they write into Gripad’s website to offer their glowing recommendations for its readers. This is our third go-round with writing about Gripad testimonials. The stories keep coming in every month, new users adding their musings about why the Gripad weightlifting gloves offer the best value and bang for their buck. So, without further adieu, here are three more stories from our happy customers about the eclectic Gripad weightlifting grip…
Patric Martin – For Patric, the Gripad gloves offer true protection during his workouts. Like no other glove available, Gripad allows him to have a firm grip during the variety of exercises he performs. Be it free weights, machines, or even pull-ups, the gloves are everything they were advertised to be. Patric says that “…It does exactly what it is supposed to.” When the time comes, he will be first in line to buy new gloves from Gripad.
Paula M. – She is a National Level NPC Figure competitor and had been previously stuck using regular gloves that became too sweaty and never fit correctly on her hands. With Gripad’s weightlifting gloves, Paula was able to kick her old gloves out the back door. She uses her new Gripads everyday now and loves them. “Thanks for the great product,” she says.
Linda S. – Linda loves her gloves so much she doesn’t even know where to begin. She says she’s been using them so much that they have become a little “grungy.” Fortunately, with Gripad weightlifting grips, you can wash them, unlike their leather counterparts. All you have to do is place them in a mesh bag for the washing phase and then air dry them. It’s that simple. So Linda is right… What’s not to love about these gloves? Why not try a pair today?
July 25, 2011 | Filed Under Benefits of a Regular Workout, GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
The Gripad weightlifting glove can be used for free weights and the weight machines at your local gym – We all know this. The glove can also be used for Pilates and spinning classes as well. But there is more – The Gripad lifting grips are an eclectic glove that offers you protection in even more exercise settings…
Yoga – Yoga combines mental, physical, and spiritual disciplines in order to find inner peace. Originating in India, Yoga has swept the world. In the United States, practitioners of the exercise have reported improvements in musculoskeletal health, as well as mental well-being and overall improvements in mood, anxiety levels, and much more. There are different Yoga styles to choose from: Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, and more. Each of these styles, while based off of the same poses, has a different emphasis for the user. With the Gripad gloves, there will be no slippage on the mat and no excess sweat thanks to the Neoprene infused layer protecting your hand. And the best part about it is you won’t even know you have a glove on your hand. It covers your palm and a little bit of your fingers but provides the protection you need to tackle even the toughest of poses.
Rowing – Rowing can be a fantastic form of exercise, in the gym or on the water. Specifically, at the gym you can use all four limbs and work the major muscle groups as well. The rowing machine can be a great machine to burn a large amount of calories and lose weight effectively. And you can burn calories in less time than you would on a stationary bike. That being said, the repetitive movement can cause your hands the same sort of stress as lifting weights without gloves. The Gripad gloves solve this quandary by protecting your hands from calluses, blisters, and slippage. Try a new activity today but protect hands with the Gripad weightlifting gloves – The gloves are more than meets the eye!
July 22, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
We all know Gripad weightlifting gloves are great for the gym. But what else can they be used for – What other activities are they a perfect fit for..? In our multiple part blog, we’ll take an extended look at why the Gripad weightlifting gloves are so eclectic…
Pilates – The Gripad weightlifting gloves can help with reducing the strain on your hands and wrists during these exercises – They are a perfect addition to the Pilates regimen. Pilates was the brain child of Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century and focused on the mind’s ability to control the muscles.
Pilates itself is a melding of both mind and body. It increases strength, endurance, flexibility, and tones the body during each workout. Adherents focus on their quality of breathing, proper body alignment, and proper breathing methods, among much else. Pilates uses a floor mat or a variety of different pieces of equipment to turn a body into something chiseled out of stone. In doing so, it increases your core strength and stability without adding extra bulk to your frame. Over the years, it has become even more popular as a way to shape your body while providing true piece of mind as well – In 2009, over nine million people took part in Pilates exercises, which was a 456% increase from 2000.
Spinning – Have you ever heard friends talking about the workout you can get from a Spinning class? You simply set up shop in a fitness studio with a group of other riders. A stationary bike awaits and an instructor leads the class through distinctive workout phases such as warm-ups, sprints, climbs, and more. And with the Gripad lifting grips, you can effectively keep your hands sweat free and cool. There’s no slippage and you’ve got a steady grip on those handlebars. In a class where you are pushing yourself to your limits, the gloves would be a handy addition to your biking equipment.
July 20, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
Is it the Neoprene layer that wicks away sweat to keep you hands dry as you lift? Is it the perfect fit for both men and women? Or is it the fact that you can work out without feeling like you have actual gloves on your hands? What is it about the Gripad weightlifting gloves that has America – and the world – talking..?
The Gripad lifting grips offers maximum protection without overwhelming your hand like regular gloves. In the Gripad testimonial pages, users consistently say they prefer Gripads to gloves. But what does this mean? Gripad weightlifting grips aren’t gloves? To the users themselves, it means they don’t look or feel like any other gloves you’ve ever tried on. They aren’t bulky and they don’t get stiff like leather gloves would after a workout. The Gripads offer full protection without making you realize you’re wearing something over your hands – They’re gloves, but they’re not.
Mike S., a Gripad user, calls the workout gloves the best he’s ever used, hands down. So what makes Gripad lifting grips so special apart from the great grip, small size, and ease of use? For one, your hands will be dry the entire workout thanks to the Neoprene layer of protection built into the fabric of the glove. No slippage – Just a great grip for even the heaviest of weights. You can also say goodbye to calluses, blisters, odor, and the like with Gripad gloves. From the testimonials, you can see firsthand the effect the gloves have on users. Calluses disappear and workouts become more comfortable. The gloves are easy to purchase and are quick to be delivered. And the overall, genuine trend that’s found in the testimonials pages is this – The fact that so many Gripad buyers are willing to be turn around and be salesman and marketers for the glove. They love them so much they are willing to spread the good word.
So, in the end, it’s all of these little things that help to add up to one great glove that will make your workouts easier, smoother, and more fulfilling. Give Gripad a try today!
June 28, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
Are you tired of your old, stiff leather gloves? Have you tried going without gloves at the gym only to have your hands get torn up on the process? What’s the solution? Some of your favorite exercises or workout methods are doing a number on your hands and your leather gloves aren’t the answer. Maybe it’s time to come over to the Gripad side of things.
No calluses or blisters..? Check. No sweat or bad odor..? Check. Men’s and women’s sizes and in different colors to boot..? Yep. No sizing issues..? No. And you look good with the Gripad weightlifting glove on your hand..? In short, yes. How about a glove that doesn’t actually feel like a glove? As per the testimonials page, Gripad workout grips are the perfect alternative to bulky, uncomfortable, hard to remove, sweat stained, rough on the hands, unwashable, behemoths of gloves that detract from what we’re trying to do in the gym.
With Gripad weightlifting grips, the palm of you hand and the beginnings of your fingers are covered. With some small straps that go around every finger but your pinky, you have a glove that doesn’t overwhelm your hand, yet still provides the maximum amount of protection for the toughest of lifts. And Gripads aren’t just for normal strength training. They can be used in such a variety of activities; it’s amazing the versatility of the glove. Through a light workout at the gym on free weights to a pulse pounding, shed the fat from your body marathon that is CrossFit, the Gripad gloves can do it all. Add in a low price, happy customers from around the world, and you’ve got yourself a growing company that offers a product that actually helps people get to the gym more often and allows them to lift more for longer amounts of time thanks to the fact their hands aren’t failing them. Plus, 10% of the pink Gripads’ revenues will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Try a pair today. We guarantee you’ll never work out with leather gloves again – Or with bare hands for that matter.
June 19, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves, Product Reviews | No Comments
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Who’s happy with the Gripad weightlifting grips..? Well, by the looks of it, many of you. Gripad’s own testimonial page is chock full of customers who have literally fallen in love with the workout gloves. Here is a small sampling of our ecstatic customers…
Jim Lang – Jim writes about the speed in which he received the Gripad weight lifting grips. He says, “…I have never received a product so quickly…what a great service.” He liked the gym grips so much that at the gym he was a marketing force for them. On countless occasions, Jim was asked what the gloves were, who made them, and more. With a market this large for gloves that fit, feel good, and get the job done, Jim thinks that the sky’s the limit for Gripad workout gloves. And the low price doesn’t hurt either…
Samuel Blue & Swann – These two Gripad users loved the ease of which the glove came on and off. Unlike leather gloves, their Gripads didn’t turn to rigid plastic after every use and the weightlifters could actually get the glove off after their workouts without a fight. The protection is there but the feel of a glove is not – That’s what makes Gripads so fantastic.
John D. – How’s this for changing a person’s mind..? Prior to his Gripad days, John literally hated wearing gloves while lifting. He despised using gloves, period. So John took a chance with the Gripad gym grips and has never looked back. “I have to say I love your product!” He writes they are very comfortable and have a great overall concept – They are his perfect alternative to wearing gloves, because Gripad gloves don’t feel like regular gym grips. John even receives compliments from his fellow gym rats on a regular basis.
So, there you have it. These are real life testimonials on a product that is sweeping nation, and world. Gripad weightlifting gloves offer everything other gloves do not, with none of the negative side effects to boot. So it might be time to try your first pair of Gripad gloves… We’re certain if you do you’ll never go back to your old leather gloves again.