Why You Should Wear Gloves When You Work Out

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You might have seen people wearing gloves while working out in the gym or on Instagram. And it may have made you wonder if you should get gloves yourself. Well, in our opinion, it’s a great idea! Here is why.

Gloves Protect Your Hand

When doing certain workouts like weightlifting or hanging from bars, you can easily develop calluses and blisters, which can range from somewhat inconvenient to so painful that they even stop you from working out sometimes. Gloves are a great way to protect your hands from this.

Gloves Offer Grip

Gloves can also help make it easier to get a good grip on a bar, which helps you avoid dropping weights or slipping off of a pull-up bar. This also allows you to avoid using chalk, which is messy and can get in your lungs and make it hard to breathe.

Gloves Support Your Wrists

Finally, gloves are great for creating a base of support around your wrists, which helps relieve pressure on your hands that you might feel when doing something like push-ups or tricep dips and can enhance your grip strength, which allows you to hold onto weights or hang from bars for longer.