Workout essentials: 3 reasons why you must wear gloves while weightlifting

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  • While some people gym for the gains, some people do it as a hobby. Despite the difference in reason, a common goal that people aim to achieve with their gym activities is the maximization of efficiency and obtaining physical and mental fitness. Various gym equipment is designed to enhance performance and maximize output.
  • However, only a few people prefer equipping certain gym essentials as deemed useful or convenient. Wearing gym gloves during weightlifting is often recommended by fitness experts but we don’t always notice people wearing them. To encourage people to wear the same, they must first be made aware of its importance.

    Why wear gloves?

    Here are some reasons behind the necessity of wearing gloves while weightlifting:
    1. No chalky floor: Sweating is common during every workout routine and people often make use of chalk to improve grip by reducing sweat. However, the chalk dust may include an allergic reaction in some people and make the place dirty. Goves can help eliminate the use of chalk and keep the floor clean.
    2. Bid goodbye to calluses: When the skin is exposed to fiction, it can develop small rough patches known as calluses. Wearing gloves can help keep your hands soft and healthy by preventing calluses from occurring.
    3. Protect your hands: Lifting heavy weight can cause the hands to get overstressed which may put the joint and tendons at a damage risk. Wearing gloves can help provide support to the hands thereby promoting their safety and a safer weightlifting method.
    4. Better grip: A good grip is essential for efficient weightlifting. Your hands may get sweaty and overstressed which may obstruct the weightlifting process. Gloves can help support the hands by enhancing the grip and providing stability to the workout.
    5. They complete the look: We all can agree that wearing a pair of gloves during a workout session can look pretty cool and complete the ‘gym look’. You can pick a glove according to your design, colour, material, and thickness preference and get ready for the ultimate gym experience.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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