Everyday millions of people hit the gym or Crossfit box in an effort to sweat off a few pounds, or build muscle and sculpt a physique of a fitness magazine cover model. Obtaining your fitness goals sometimes means that you have to give thought to not just the exercises you're performing during your workout, but the equipment that you're using. Being that a typical Crossfit WOD is a hybrid of many styles, it's a fairly common question when clients ask What Workout Gloves Should I Use For Crossfit. Here's the answer based on a survey of more than 400 self proclaimed gymrats (including a VIDEO demo and review).
Is There A Difference Between Weightlifting Gloves and Crossfit Gloves
The quick answer to this is no. Hand protection for Crossfit of the gym can be anything the user wears while performing and exercises. Gymnasts may use hand taping and chalk where someone weightlifting may prefer rubbery grip pads and another person may like to use half finger workout gloves. It really is up to you and what you're comfortable wearing. The main reason people use hand protection during their workout is to avoid getting calluses. Calluses can occur as your body's natural response to repeated stress, pressure and friction in a particular area. Using the example of a Crossfit WOD where multiple types of exercises are done in quick succession, it makes sense to use something that is appropriate for any of the various movements in the circuit.
What Workout Gloves Should I Use For Crossfit
GymPaws® gained huge popularity quickly from fans of Crossfit. Because they are 100% Genuine Cowhide Leather, GymPaws are more durable than rubber grip pads. In addition GymPaws have 4 finger loops similar to finger holes on a traditional half finger gym glove, so you don't have to worry about them falling off. This is especially important when you're doing HIIT (high intensity interval training) like that of a Crossfit or similar workout.
Weightlifting and bodybuilding enthusiasts began using GymPaws in place of other weightlifting grips and gym glove because they are less cumbersome and don't inhibit movement. The last thing you want is a big bulky glove with excess material and too much padding because it can compromise your form and tactile sensations when gripping a weight or bar.
If you're still unsure what workout gloves should I use for Crossfit the best thing to do is spend a little time reading reviews online and even watching some videos. Pay attention to what previous customers are using them for when you are reading reviews.
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Whatever you decide to use as hand protection for your workout, keep in mind that you should always be able to return a product that you're not 100% satisfied with. All returns are accepted at GymPaws regardless of if you've tried them out at the gym. We actually encourage customers to use them as often as possible the first week or so to allow the leather to break in naturally and conform to your individual grip.