If you’ve seen me in the gym lately then you’ll have noticed something different… I’m no longer wearing weight-lifting gloves. Instead I was asked to try these new grips from Bear Grips, they were kind enough to send me a free pair and after a couple of weeks of trying them I’ve finally gotten around to writing a review. I like to really put products through their paces before I recommend them and give my honest opinion and let me tell ya, I am LOVING these things! If you wanted to skip to their website at Bear Grips and buy your own, use the code hickman5 for $5 off your order 🙂
I’ve been using gloves to teach BodyPump for a while and own three pairs but I wish I’d gotten these years ago instead! Seriously they are the BOMB! As a vegan I totally LOVE that they are made from silicone, so cruelty free! Which is awesome 🙂 They are very flexible and it’s official I’m in love. I still carry my gloves in my gym bag but they are collecting dust. As I have small hands I ordered the small size and honestly they are PERFECT.
As you can see all you do is put your three fingers in the holes and push through then the paddle part protects your hands when you lift. As I said I’ve used them for BodyPump, lifting in the gym and at home in my own workouts. I love that for bodypump I can quickly take them on/off as needed. One other thing I LOVE is that cleaning them is also quick and easy, with gloves I generally throw them in the laundry and inevitably end up losing one for a while (like socks they take a while to match up or they get lost in sock heaven!) with these you just wash with soap and water and DONE!
FOR FITNESS ACTIVITIES
Say good bye to average gloves, and straps and see what you are missing:
1.No calluses, No blisters, No sweaty hands
2.Improve hygiene over gloves. Wash with just soap and water
3.Minimal Coverage. Maximum Grip.
FOR ATHLETES, GYM GOERS
1. Improve hand and forearm strength
2. Take stress off your joints
3. Provide new stimulation to your muscles
4. Train all angles by evenly distributing weight of hand grip
5. Grip train through your whole workout
6. Develop levels of muscle and strength that cannot be duplicated with standard gym gloves or strap
The don’t just come in black either, you can get pink, blue, or red too! Now I know, I know, I am trying to be all about the color and getting out my comfort zone but I really wanted these to match EVERYTHING I own and the black ones are awesome! They come in four sizes small, medium, large and extra large. I will say that these would be great for those with grip issues too, like arthritis. I know with this type of disease it’s difficult to grip things, especially the bars in the gym and these would definitely help!!!
If you do want to go grab yourself a pair head on over to beargrips.com and use the code hickman5 for $5 off your order!!!