Can Camouflage Crossfit Gloves Hinder Your Gym Progress

Crossfit workouts are known for being tough. Not only are you testing your endurance, speed and strength, but your mental sharpness as well.  Most people opt for traditional workout gear to sweat it out, but can camouflage crossfit gloves hinder your gym progress? Let's look at some of your crossfit hand protection options as well as a couple WOD's that you might run into. 

Crossfit Filthy 50

Pretty common (notice we didn't say popular) in a typical WOD (workout of the day) is the dreaded Filthy 50.  This is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) routine where you do 50 reps of each of 10 movements in succession without rest. 

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  1. Box Jumps (24 inch box)
  2. Jumping Pull Ups
  3. Kettlebell Swings
  4. Walking Lunge Steps
  5. Crossfit Knees To Elbows (click here to view our personal trainer video demo on YouTube)
  6. Push Press
  7. Back Extensions
  8. Wallballs
  9. Burpees
  10. Double Unders

This is a grueling workout routine that is an awesome full body workout as well as a cardio workout all in one. 

Can Camouflage Crossfit Gloves Hinder Your Gym Progress

Crossfit Hand Protection

There are a couple of things you can do to protect your hands. The most obvious is a pair of traditional gym gloves.  The only problem with this is that they tend to make your hands super sweaty, not only because they are hot themselves, but you will be dripping in sweat. 

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Crossfit hand taping isn't a realistic option for a lot of people. Most don't know how to wrap the hands properly to begin with, and while hand taping protects against getting calluses it really won't do anything to help your workout. 

GymPaws® Leather Camouflage Crossfit Gripads are the perfect option!  The slightly padded leather palm is super durable and eases hand fatigue.  The ergonomical design allows the gripad to fit neatly in the palm of your hand. Best of all the four finger loops keep them in place just like a pair of workout gloves but without all the extra bulky material to get in the way and make your hands sweat.