I have been lifting weights for close to five years and these have been the best alternative to traditional lifting gloves that I have come across. I can easily pull them out of my pocket when lifting heavier weights and they work fantastic. They resemble computer mouse pads and are the perfect size to fit within your palm. I have been using them for about two weeks so far and all of my callouses are almost removed and my forearm grip has improved tremendously. Seriously, I had terrible callouses and they are gone! If you are tired of lifting straps or traditional gloves, give these a try. They are inexpensive and work awesome! I would recommend them to any serious lifter who wants to improve their grip and not carry around huge gloves or straps.