Bodybuilding and weightlifting gloves are a must whether you do your exercise in gym or at home. This is because during extensive workouts, you have every chance of hands injury because most of the exercises to be done are with hands. Also gym people normally do not keep their equipment clean and touching it with naked hands is a great source of getting germs. Not only they protect your hands, they also help you in getting proper grip on the training equipment in most of the exercises. There are over 1 million bundles of nerves in our hands and therefore protection is a must.
Choosing right gloves for your needs is really important because they are not one fit product for all. You need the ones that fit your hands size and grip. Also they should be durable. Most important is that they should let you have proper grip on the training equipment and protect you from the abrasion of iron bars and dumbbells.
We need to look at options that which gloves would be a better choice for us. One of them is leather gloves. Leather gloves are normally not a better choice because they are not light-weight and get shrink when exposed to sweat which can cause stain to your skin. Also, leather gloves normally cost much so it should not be a good choice really.
Neoprene is a good option because it is stretchable water resistant synthetic rubber product. It is light-weight also and costs less if we compare with leather gloves. It does not absorb moisture and hence does not get shrink. It also provides a better grip and are comfortable as compared with nylon. This neoprene material retains natural warmth of the body and provides soothing effect on it. It also helps to provide a long lasting pain relief effect to aching fingers, wrists and hands. Also, these gloves are durable and it takes good amount of time to wear them out.
Bodybuilding gloves are really inexpensive and although they are optional but certainly bring a good effect on your bodybuilding workouts. I hope this article helps you to understand that why weightlifting/bodybuilding gloves are important for our exercise routines.