Reasons to Wear Workout Gloves

Some people don’t like them; some people can’t work out without them. Weight lifting gloves offer many benefits to your health but if you’re not convinced yet, here are a few reasons to start wearing weight lifting gloves.

First, preventing calluses is the main reason people wear weight lifting gloves. If you have been lifting on a regular basis, you likely know it’s nearly impossible to avoid callus formation. Wearing gloves while you’re lifting will cut down on callus formation and allow you to lift as much or as often as you want. Additionally, sometimes lifting with your bare hands can limit the amount of weight you can lift or leave your hands feeling unsightly.  Using weight lifting gloves is an inexpensive way to solve both of these problems.

Second, some people may sweat a lot when lifting weights. Sweaty palms can be an issue as it makes bars and dumbbells slippery, cutting down on your grip, not letting you lift as much, and possibly causing injury. Using weight lifting gloves can help as most gloves are breathable and will allow your hand to get air.

Lastly, wearing gloves can be an excellent way to avoid germs and prevent colds and illness. A 2006 study in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine found rhinoviruses, instigators of the common cold, on 63 percent of the gym equipment in fitness centers. Researchers also discovered that weight equipment was contaminated significantly more often than aerobic equipment (73 percent versus 51 percent). Gloves can help and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is also useful.

Mauricio Matusiak
By Mauricio Matusiak
Mauricio Matusiak was the Senior Editor of Lucky Blog for over 10 years, with a focus on covering natural health news, trends, and tips. He loves fitness and sports, specifically hockey, football, soccer, baseball and motor racing. He enjoys travelling, watching movies, TV series, and spending time with his familythe real source of inspiration and happiness for everything else he does.
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