If you're into pumping iron in the weight room, or sweatin' buckets during a crossfit workout, chances are at some time or another you've felt the frustration of a sloppy grip. So what's the solution? There is a ton of workout gear options but what is the best gym gloves for grip? Let's first understand what "grip" is and what you can do to improve your grip and get the most from your next workout.
Definition of Grip: 1. It can be a measure of Force. Think of doing a basic Bicep Curl and holding the dumbbell in your hand. The "grip" is the strength or force of your hand and forearm muscles to make a fist and hold that weight. Many exercises can help you increase the strength of these muscle, and ultimately your grip. 2. It can be a description of a Surface. Using that same dumbbell example, if you notice the metal handle of the dumbbell is probably textured. This is to increase friction and the "grip" of the metal against your hand. At it's most basic level, it is a safety feature designed to keep the weight from slipping out of your hands. Unfortunately it is this precise friction against the skin that causes calluses.