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    what is on your hands when lifting

    When lifting a heavy weight, or in general what do you wear on your hands, IMO I think the lifting gloves are a little gay, I am all about the wraps, but the chalk and times makes you feel manly haha

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    Yea I never understood the gloves thing. I saw a guy at the gym just yesterday with gloves on. They made him look really tough.

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    I'm with you Diesel. Nothing, except the wraps on high poundage

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    When I'm lifting really heavy the thing in my hands is my dick!

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    Chalk for me....maybe straps while going extremly heavy but not very often

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    nothin but u got to luv the lil skinny guys wear'n the gloves while doing calf raises.

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    Nothing, except I use chalk when deadlifting on my heaviest sets.

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    I've been lifting for 12 years and I wear gloves with wrist wraps. I dont like calluses or carpel tunnel.

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    wait I have not heard of this, Carel tunnel is a result of what?

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    oh and I pretty much meant whith high weights, I dont wear wraps or chalk when I am doing flies, or even when benching, but when I dead lift, power clean, or shrug with high weights I use the wraps

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    I wear wraps when I do back, and also when I do arms-but other than that nothing. I enjoy the feeling of cold steel in my hands!!!

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    I wear gloves. Not only it saves me from calluses, to a degree, but my hands are less slipery from the sweat.

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    Wraps have the same effect as far as sweat is concerned (not as much with the calluses, I still get them but less) But the wraps give you more support when on the high weights and they dont have that "hey I am trying to be tough" look

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    Heh... blood, when I forgot my gloves on DL day today... towel washers gotta love me.

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    I use nothing except when I do back and shrugs I use straps or wraps, whatever you want to call them.

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    Originally posted by Canes4Ever
    Nothing, except I use chalk when deadlifting on my heaviest sets.
    This is what I'm talking about, how can ppl expect to have a good grip if they use straps. The iron grip comes with the training and big weights can be handle with no excuse. BTW, lifting belts only when goin 90% and up (Deadlift and Squat only)

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    Originally posted by OT8268
    wait I have not heard of this, Carel tunnel is a result of what?
    You can get Carpel Tunnel from putting strain on your wrists day in and day out. My girlfriend got it from working out, my friend from mountain biking, my other friend from a CPU keyboard, etc. Think of all the pressure you put on your wrists especially doing curls. A few years back, my wrists started really hurting me. I knew what was coming if I didn't do something. After I started wearing gloves with wraps the pain went away. Its cheap easy insurance that saves you from surgery. The question is, why not wrap em

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    Originally posted by Wrathchild

    This is what I'm talking about, how can ppl expect to have a good grip if they use straps. The iron grip comes with the training and big weights can be handle with no excuse. BTW, lifting belts only when goin 90% and up (Deadlift and Squat only)
    Amen Wrathchild, I only use the belt when going all out on my last sets on deads and squats. No need for a belt any other time. I get a laugh at guys doing their bicep curls and their big huge 6 inch weightbelts on.

    When doing deads and squats my abs get a workout from the tensing I do without a belt.

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    Originally posted by Canes4Ever




    When doing deads and squats my abs get a workout from the tensing I do without a belt.
    I see You've done your homework Canes, that's a good philosophy, withstanding a little pain it's part of the iron game.

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    Originally posted by Wrathchild
    I see You've done your homework Canes, that's a good philosophy, withstanding a little pain it's part of the iron game.
    Yes sir, I learned this from an old powerlifting friend, who was my 1st coach in lifting about 2 years ago. Got me to stop wearing a belt except when going extremely heavy. My abs have loved it since. I may look like I have a pot there, but if you punch me you'll see it's solid. Also my obliques came out after I stopped using the belt so much.

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    I still wear a belt, but I am only 19.5 I have been power lifting for about 2.5 years now, but I still do not feel my lower back is strong enough when I am putting on 400 pounds, on my light days I don't wear a belt, but I would have to say everyone for the first 5 years should wear a belt, simply because your lower back is not strong enough yet

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    The girls dont like rough hands so yes i wear gloves to keep them smooth and calluse free....

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    Only chalk when I do heavy shrughs or deadlifts.

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    I've always used gloves, not worried about the calluses(spelling?) but the knurled grip on dumbbell's and barbell's cuts me up, I also like the gloves with metal hooks for doing heavy shrugs etc. my grip usually fails before my traps.

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    This is my first post on here but i like the look of the place. Oh before i forget i use sponges, gloves have a tendancy to gather under the my fingers.

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    no gloves, no chalk, no straps...i want to know i got the weight up with nothing but my body

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    Yeah but natural eventuallyyou will get to the point on an extremely heavy weight and your hands will not be able to handle it, and there is no shame in that, but I do not think gloves offer the same support that wraps do (plus they look gay)

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    I once heard someone say that you shouldn't use wraps beacuase it stops you gaining strength in your grip and your forearms don't get big. but i'm like everybody else i ONLY use them on really heavy deadlifts.

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    Thumbs up

    i use chalk on deadlifts and shrugs

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    I use straps for heavy back and Romainian deads.

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    If I cant grip it I shouldnt insult the weight by putting "artificial" grips or wraps on....just my opinion, I'm a sucker for self improvement speeches

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    I have secksy hands that girls love, so I always wear gloves. But I can get by without them unless I'm doing lat pulldowns. Those rip the shit out my hands for some reason.

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    bare balls baby...the only real time that i wear straps is when i am shrugging...forearms have to be there for the symetry and nothing beats having a killer grip

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    Okay, to each his own, but here's a question.
    What do all these guys have in common?

    Flex Wheeler
    Dorian Yates
    Melvin Anthony
    Ronnie Coleman
    BigKev
    Chris Cormeir
    Paul Dillet
    Nassar El Sonbaty
    King Kamali
    Jay Cutler
    Kevin Levrone
    Mike Matarazzo

    Answer: They all use gloves, belts and straps or a combination of each.

    Would you say have sissy forearms or the look gay or that they're neglecting or hampering the growth of certain muscles groups?

    What they seem to know is now matter how strong you think your grip or skin is they're going to give out when it comes to push and shove against other, much stronger, muscle groups. Or even to protect certain areas where/when possible, hence the use of a belt.

    Why hurt the development in your back, traps, whatever, simply because you think you need to look studly when there is time-tested equipment that let's us break beyond what our normal limitations are? Isn't that the same reason AS is so popular?

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    Originally posted by Manslaughter
    Okay, to each his own, but here's a question.
    What do all these guys have in common?

    Flex Wheeler
    Dorian Yates
    Melvin Anthony
    Ronnie Coleman
    BigKev
    Chris Cormeir
    Paul Dillet
    Nassar El Sonbaty
    King Kamali
    Jay Cutler
    Kevin Levrone
    Mike Matarazzo

    Answer: They all use gloves, belts and straps or a combination of each.

    And you have worked out with each of these men and know that for a fact?

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    Originally posted by Canes4Ever


    And you have worked out with each of these men and know that for a fact?
    Sure, haven't you?
    Actually, everyone of these guy has been photographed working out while using one or all of these.
    Here's one...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails what is on your hands when lifting-yates.jpg  

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    Originally posted by Manslaughter


    Sure, haven't you?
    Actually, everyone of these guy has been photographed working out while using one or all of these.
    Here's one...
    A photoshoot and a REAL gym workout are two different animals my brother, trust me, I have a couple of friends that have done mags before.

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    Originally posted by Canes4Ever


    A photoshoot and a REAL gym workout are two different animals my brother, trust me, I have a couple of friends that have done mags before.
    I agree completely, some of them are just for props and show and sales. But, picts like I attached in my last post of Dorian and the pict of BigKev in his "Bicep Day" post, these are guys using the equipment and know what they're doing. There are several more out there you can find of actual workout shoots verses a mag spread shoot that shows the use of gloves, straps, belts, etc.


    Here's the one's of Ronnie posted before...wearing gloves while working out.

    http://www.anabolicreview.com/vbulle...&threadid=4314
    Last edited by Manslaughter; 03-20-2002 at 04:05 PM.

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    Originally posted by Manslaughter
    Okay, to each his own, but here's a question.
    What do all these guys have in common?

    Flex Wheeler
    Dorian Yates
    Melvin Anthony
    Ronnie Coleman
    BigKev
    Chris Cormeir
    Paul Dillet
    Nassar El Sonbaty
    King Kamali
    Jay Cutler
    Kevin Levrone
    Mike Matarazzo

    Answer: They all use gloves, belts and straps or a combination of each.

    Would you say have sissy forearms or the look gay or that they're neglecting or hampering the growth of certain muscles groups?

    What they seem to know is now matter how strong you think your grip or skin is they're going to give out when it comes to push and shove against other, much stronger, muscle groups. Or even to protect certain areas where/when possible, hence the use of a belt.

    Why hurt the development in your back, traps, whatever, simply because you think you need to look studly when there is time-tested equipment that let's us break beyond what our normal limitations are? Isn't that the same reason AS is so popular?
    Don't forget bro, those straps, belts and wraps etc.. have a name on them and whoever is wearing them is gonna get some money when that name comes up in a magazine. Oh btw an example from the "MAN" arnold, he almost trained naked! a pair of shorts and no shoes most the time.

    peace

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