I’m an avid gym buff. One of those few that actually love working out and feeling sore afterwards. I’ll be there in the gym grunting (try not to be too loud) with earphones, breathing loud and lifting those 100lbs dumbbells. I’ve been searching for the perfect gloves for a while. There are so many that i went through, and none of them are comfortable on pulling exercises using heavy weights. i’m not talking about pull downs or dumbbell rows, i’m talking about dead lifts and clean&press, These tax your hands and last thing you need is make your grip weaker with thick gloves.
I also use to use lifting straps for a long time, but they weaken your grip over time, and doesn’t allow your grip to grow in strength along with rest of your body.
I doubted this product. but after using it for two weeks, i have to say it’s great. It’s enough give that grip size is not a problem like gloves are, doesn’t pinch fingers or palms and best of all you’re still using your grip strength to hold unlike the straps.
My only complaint (minus one star) is the durability, not so much that it tears but it feel like it’s slowly getting sanded from the bars ruff surface. It feels grainy after two weeks of use. It still looks new but there’s that slight grainy feel. No doubt these pads will last a long time. and I will never have to wear another pair of gloves again.
I’d like to try the foam version to see how they feel, once these soft pads wear out.