So, let’s presume that you’ve got some banged up paws but don’t want to stop training…then this post is for YOU! While we all certainly clown on those for wearing gloves, there is actually a good reason to NOT wear them. Not only does it cut down on the fine touch (proprioception) you get from just a bare hand, but it also increases the width of your grip, making it harder to hold onto the bar. However, I certainly understand that there are some instances that call for some sort of protection. Fear not, I am here with a couple of options:
1. Gymnastic Grips – these are thin strips of leather that cover the parts of the hand that are most likely to get dinged up. I’ve got a pair at the box if you want to check/try them out. Go see our good friends at Rogue Fitness for a pair, they’re well worth the investment.
2. Tape Grips – these serve the same purpose as the gymnastic grips above but are disposable after each work out. All you need to buy is a roll of athletic tape (a good/well-prepared athlete carries a few rolls in their bag anyhow!). Our friends over at CrossFit Virtuosity have a great tutorial on how to make the grips. I’ll be glad to help you do this the first time or two as well!
10 Front Squats (135/95)