Gym statistics show that women are hitting the weight training room and pumping iron just as much as the guys. Gone are the days of leg warmers, Jane Fonda exercise dvds and Sweatin' the Oldies. Now more and more women are doing Crossfit Knees to Elbows, Deadlifts and Battling Ropes workouts. We all know that excess friction and pressure can cause nasty calluses so it begs the question "What Are The Best Womens Weight Lifting Gloves?"
- For the majority of gym goers you don't need a full glove. With the popularity of HIIT (high intensity interval training) like Crossfit, more and more women are realizing that using traditional half finger old school bodybuilding gloves is unrealistic. Still some think that more coverage on the hand equals more protection. Having the tips of the fingers exposed does allow for tactile sensations which is important with any lifting or exercise.
- Pay attention to the material! If you choose to buy lifting grips or full weight lifting gloves, don't waste your money on sub par products. Most fitness glove manufacturers save production costs buy using faux-leather or microfiber fabrics. Even worse are those gripads made from spongy rubber material which is nothing more than a glorified mousepad. All GymPaws® products are made from 100% Genuine Cowhide Leather which is why Heavy.com named them the #1 Best Mens Weight Lifting Gloves!
Weight Lifting Gloves with Wrist Support
Sometimes during heavy lifts like Deadlifts or shrugs, having added wrist support will help you bear the load. The muscles of the hand and fingers are very small, and using grips with wrist support transfers some of the weight of the dumbbell or barbell to the wrist and forearm, allowing you to move much heavier weights that you normally would be able too. GymPaws® has a version of our original leather grips called The Shredder™ which has a proprietary adjustable wrist closure that enhances and stabilizes the wrist and forearm.
So What Are The Best Womens Weight Lifting Gloves?
Harbinger Weight Lifting Gloves Harbinger Weight Lifting Gloves are one of the oldest brands on the market. Unfortunately, little has changed in their design over the decades. Most are still overly stuffed and bulky which can actually inhibit movement during an exercise, not to mention they're hot as hell to wear for a full hour... especially if you're prone to getting sweat hands.
Barehand Gym Gloves Barehand Gloves are relatively new to the exercise and fitness category. They're basically a rip off of The Gripper glove that had limited popularity in 2014 and 2015. The problem with these "sleeve" type of gloves is that they bunch up in your hand when you're doing say pull ups or tire tosses. The think nylon offers little more hand protection than wrapping your hands in a t shirt. They are definitely not geared towards diehard weight lifting enthusiasts like Harbinger is.
GymPaws Weight Lifting Gloves GymPaws® have been consistently rated the top of the best selling exercise and fitness gloves on Amazon for a reason... because they work! We have a dedicated team of Certified Personal Trainers, Exercise Physiologists and Athletes that test all of our products before we release them for sale to the public. We design products for performance, not profit! As the Top Rated Workout Glove on Amazon they gained popularity when the Crossfit movement hit a couple of years ago, and they have more than earned their place among the best womens weight lifting gloves. They're made from 100% Leather with the front palm being very slightly padded. The biggest distinction against grip pads or barehand grips that aren't leather, are the 4 finger loops on GymPaws® - they actually stay in place and fit like a glove!
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