If getting the best workout gloves for pull ups is on the top of your list you’re not alone. Let’s face it, some of us like the pump we get from the gym and a hard workout, and some of us dread time spend exercising. Regardless of which group you belong too, we can all agree that none of us like the dry nasty callused hands that working out can cause! Not many exercises are as rough on the hands as pull ups.
Most likely your first memory of doing pull ups was in grade school gym class. The pull up has been a staple exercise to demonstrate ones physical fitness for about as long as these things were even talked about. True it’s an awesome exercise and one that requires a good amount of upper body strength, but when done correctly the pull up can be one of the best upper body exercises you can do. Even the best gloves for pull ups won’t get you to bust out a couple dozen of em, but they definitely can’t hurt!
Most “pulling exercises” require an incredible amount of grip strength. The best workout gloves for pull ups will also help you with activities like Rock climbing, rowing, rope climbing, and even weight lifting exercises like lat pull downs will put your ability to grip to the test. None however relies on grip strength more so than the all might pull up!
Pull ups work what muscle? Well one of them is the teres major which is a small muscle at the back of the shoulder blade.
Because you’re lifting your entire bodyweight, the pull up is truly a test of one’s upper body strength. What you’re pulling yourself up with isn’t quite as important as how you’re pulling yourself up. You can read more about how to do a pull up in one of our articles here.
If you’re a fan of bootcamp style workouts, at one point or another you’re going to be searching for the best workout gloves for pull ups crossfit. A typical crossfit #wod is going to have you sweating and almost to the point of exhaustion. Just when you think you can’t take any more punishment, the instructor barks at you to jump up to the pull up bar and bust out AMRAP (as many reps as possible). You may not think it now, but trust me you’re going to be happy that you found yourself the best gloves for pull ups when you gotta get on the bar and try to save face!
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