Weight Lifting Straps vs Gloves

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Weight Lifting Straps vs Gloves

Weight Lifting Straps vs Gloves

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What's the difference between weight lifting straps vs gloves?  When should you use one over the other?  Which are the best to use for what exercise?  We have answers to this as well as a great demo video on how to use weightlifting straps. 

Weight Lifting Straps vs Gloves

Workout gloves and gym gloves are two terms usually used interchangably. Basically the purpose of a glove is to offer hand protection between your skin and the weight you are lifting or holding on to.  Whether they're called hand pads for the gym, grip pads, workout gloves or weightlifting grips, they basically function similiarly.  Callousity is the official "medical" term that refers to a condition where the skin in an affected area of the body is exposed to constant pressure and friction, and thus delvelopes into a thick, dry, and hardened pad of skin.  Those who are fans of Crossfit workouts or HIIT (high intensity interval training) often develope calluses from extensive bodyweight exercises or quickly transitioning from one exercise in the circuit to another.  

GymPaws Original Weight Lifting Grips are ideal to use as Crossfit Gloves or an Alternative to Gym Gloves.  They're especially popular for Rowing Gloves or hand protection for those who tend to get sweaty hands. 4 finger loops make these grips stand out, because they actually fit like a glove.  Because they are Genuine Cowhide Leahter, they'll outlast other products on the market as well.

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Weight Lifting Straps are completely different from gym gloves.  Straps are used only for pulling exercises like Deadlifts, Shrugs, Pull Ups or Lat Pull Downs.  The concept is fairly simple, the weightlifting strap allows the transfer of some of the weight load away from the users grip and to the wrist and forearm.  This allows you to lift a heavier weight than if you were just using your grip strength alone. 

Padded Weightlifting Straps

The NEW GymPaws Padded Weight Lifting straps are probably the easiest weight lifting straps to use, and by far the most comfortable.  If you're set on using traditional straps however, here's a quick demo video on how to use straps properly. 

Weight Lifting Straps vs Gloves

There really is no comparison because they are used for two different purposes.  In general you will use one or the other, but not at the same time.  Both straps and grips or gloves will help you increase your grip on the weight and hopefully help you bust out a few more reps in your workout!

Los Angeles Personal Trainer Riley Daye is an ACE Certified Lifestyle Consultant and Personal Trainer.  Contact Riley if you're in the Los Angeles area.

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