Benefits of Wearing Weight Lifting Gloves

There is a vast range of work out gear or apparel including shorts, hoodies, tops and shoes but weight lifting gloves are perhaps the most common protective gear used during exercise. Most of the trainers recommend wearing weight lifting gloves during work out, especially when it’s intense while others consider them only a distraction. Well, wearing gloves on hands is generally considered preferable than lifting weight with naked hands. Want to know why? Keep on reading.
Listed below are some common but important benefits of work out gloves.
Better grip
One of the most important benefits of weight lifting gloves is that they offer an improved grip. Holding heavy dumbbells, barbells and other training tools can be tough and for many can become slippery due to sweating causing poor grip strength. Weight lifting gloves are specifically designed to help provide firm grip on weight while lifting. With an improved grip, you can maximize your safety and be proficient.
Improved comfort
Another major point in favor of weight lifting gloves is that they are a lot more comfortable. Yes, weights can be rough and cold but wearing weight lifting gloves will help you resolve this problem and protect your hands, especially in cold weather.
Improved wrist support
Lifting weight increases work on muscles as well as expose the wrists to significant amount of stress. When it comes to tendons and ligaments in the wrists, gloves help avoid any damage to them. Supporting your wrists with gloves during weight lifting will help you exercise more efficiently.
Blisters and calluses prevention
Usually the handles of resistance training tools are rough and abrasive as they are made from strong metals, which cause calluses and blisters due to microbial infections. Workout gloves act as a protective barrier between hands and equipment and protect against skin irritants relieving skin discomfort.
Hand protection
Another important benefit of wearing weight lifting gloves during workout is that they provide joint and hand protection. Padding in the gloves absorbs the pressure and takes strain from hands. They work by dividing pressure on wrists and forearms instead of hands only.
Choosing weight lifting gloves
You can benefit from weight lifting gloves during workout only if you have selected the right type and size of gloves. Finger-less gloves with wrist wraps are usually most commonly used. Full-finger gloves are also used. If your wrists are weak, go for gloves with wrist wraps. The best pair of glove for you is the one that best fits your hand and you feel comfortable with it.
In a nut shell, there is a wide range of weight lifting gloves and only the pair that suits you best can provide you with the benefits.


I recently had shoulder surgery done on my left side. The surgeon repaired my labrum (the cartilige that surrounds the shoulder socket) and a rotator cuff. The labrum was torn in a few places, causing pain and decreased range of motion. To repair it, my surgeon cut the ripped ends and then stretched what remained to reconnect the labrum into a full circle around the socket. What resulted was more stability in my shoulder and less pain, but also a decrease in my range of motion. The surgeon told me that my arm isn't perfect, but it is better.
I was told that I could continue my training in the Martial Arts, but it would be at my own risk. Of course my mobility isn't what it used to be, but if I damage my labrum again there is no gauruntee that it can be fixed again.
Has anybody here ever had to deal with this injury or something similar to it? I've been reading up on shoulder injuries and the Martial Arts, and studies are split down the middle. Recently I read an article in Black Belt magazine by a doctor claiming that all shoulder injury patients should give up training, but he used an extreme example of a patient (his patient was a 50+ year old arthritic man who tied very heavy weight to his arms as he practiced Wing Chung and other forms of Gung Fu/Kung Fu). However, another article from Black Belt written by an MMA fighter said that so long as an athlete let his injury heal and followed through with his physical therapy he would be fine to train. Rather than get celebrity advice or greatly biased results, I want to hear from the Martial Arts community as a whole.
So you know, I am a Combatives Instructor with the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army. We train primarily in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu based grappling with Muay Thai, Sambo, Western Boxing and San Shou elements. Clearly, this is a rougher style of combat. Does anybody here think that by taking this next year to heal and then gradually ease back into training I will be safe down the line, or should I cut my losses and move on to a softer style? I'm 20 years old and I don't smoke and I only drink on occasion, and before this injury I was in near perfect health. Thoughts, comments, or suggestions?

Letting go to move forward

I was working on an Iaido waza (form) called Somakuri and I just couldn't get the yoko ichimonji (lateral cut).  My swing would rise at the end and not be a clean sideways cut.  I slowed it down until I got it correct and then just let it go and stopped that technique.  Then, it just came to me that I was only using my arms and not pivoting from the waist.  It was as if when I stopped thinking about it that the answer came to me naturally.

I had a moment in Kendo too where I was facing my sensei and gave up two points back to back.  I shrugged and told myself it would just be a learning experience and stopped trying to win.  I managed to come from behind and score four in a row.  I landing one tsuki (thrust to the throat) before I had even realized that I completed the attack. 

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I'm new to this community, but I miss talking about the Martial Arts with other people since I joined the Army, so I hope this will be the right place to 'hang out'.

1. What is your name/age/location?
Nik/20/Ft Bragg, NC

2. What forms do you do? Why did you choose that form or forms?
Kenpo- Unfortunately I haven't studied in quite some time, but this is my 'base' style. I always wanted to do Karate growing up, and a friend of my fathers taught me.
Goshin Ichimukusan Do- My older cousin took his 2 decades worth of Martial Arts training and created this style.  It's a fun style, and combines real life application and showmanship in a pretty balanced medium.
MACP (Modern Army Combatives Program)- I am proud to say that I am the youngest certified level 3 instructor in this US Army (there are 4 levels total).  After a decade of training in various styles, I was able to adapt to this combatives program very well.
I competed in a submission wrestling tournament here on post. After my shoulder injury heals (non-Martial Arts related), I hope to get back in and eventually take the All Army Combatives Championship Belt.

3. Do you have a signature move?
Spinning Hook Kick. Maybe not the most street pratical technique, but it's fun and it's powerful.

4. What Dojo?
any MACP Fight House on post

5. Have any Belts? Do you compete?
Kenpo - Blue Belt
Goshin Ichimukusan Do - Black Belt
Modern Army Combatives Program - Level 3

6. Scale of 1-10 how passionate are you about fighting and why? Is it your life? Is it your path? Why are you here?
10. From my very first Karate movie (Best of the Best 2) way back when I was only four years old, I KNEW that the Martial Arts were right for me. This way, this path; this is the one thing in my life that has remained consistent.  I'm not exactly sure what I set out looking for when I first stepped into the dojo, but whatever it is, I found it.

7. Looking For a Fight?
Haha, not at the moment. Let's wait until my shoulder surgery and recovery are through; after that, I'll be more than happy to go a round or two with you ;)

Triggering "Zen"

So I've run into a difficult situation with a very difficult person. In order to take care of this situation, I feel it is necessary to trigger "zen" as I call it. It's that state of mind that takes over in the clutch, and as I have discovered for myself, can sense an attack from behind and allow the mind to make split second decisions. The only problem for me, is that it only comes up in physically threatening situations. My current predicament is social and psychological, and I feel I need a way to summon this mindset in order to deal with it.

I will be grateful for any tips that you can provide.
Thousand Arms // Jeala


So, I'm not new here, but I had a change of name, and I thought I'd give a little update with it as well.

1. What is your name/age/location?
My name is Holli, I'm 24 and I'm from Wisconsin, USA.

2. What forms do you do? Why did you choose that form or forms?
Currently, I'm studying Tae Kwon Do. It's the only martial art available in the area, but I'd choose it if others were available. From the moment I set foot in the school, I've been in love with it.

3. Do you have a signature move?
I've. . . lost mine. I took a 9-month break and I really don't have one anymore. I've only recently started to get back into Tae Kwon Do.

4. What Dojo?
I go to Derrico's Black Belt School.

5. Have any Belts? Do you compete?
I'm a high-red belt. I used to go to tournaments all the time, but even after I get back into the swing of things, I don't think competing will be on my list of things I'd like to do anymore. That could change!

6. Scale of 1-10 how passionate are you about fighting and why? Is it your life? Is it your path? Why are you here?
Currently. . . 6. I hate to say it, but since my break, I feel really disconnected. Before I left, TKD was a huge part of my life, and I miss that. I want to get back into it like I was. I'm here because I'd still love to have communication with others who love martial arts as well.

7. Looking For a Fight?
Not at the moment.
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I'm 40 years old, and since my life has been nomadic and I believe the basics of every art are the most useful, I've studied Tae Kwon, aikido, judo, tai chi, boxing, and kick boxing. I spend more time lifting weights, especially after I realized punching and getting punched isn't as much fun as it was when I was a kid.

Silat / Bagua in New Jersey?

Hi all,
I'm looking for a silat school (for a friend) or a bagua school (for me) In Jersey, ideally around Morris county. I found and visited the Blue Dragon school, in Bergenfield, run by sifu Raymond Ahles. He is about an hour away from me (+traffic), or I would already be rebalancing my checkbook to account for his monthly fee.

Any help here is greatly appreciated :)