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Lifting Gloves for Women because Callouses are so last season

14 Dec

One of my interests is weightlifting. It’s an amazing way to stay in shape, eat a lot, and get strong. Strong is the new skinny right? No but really, it feels empowering to know that if I need something heavy lifted at home, I can do it myself rather than wait for my knight in shining armor to save the day. Just filling the brita pitcher up with water and holding it with one hand while doing so is an impressive and highly doable feat for me.

I got into lifting weights thanks to my boyfriend. I was always complaining about how much I hated cardio, was sick of restricting food and still didn’t see a difference in my body. The truth is, I’m very thin and always have been and in clothes I looked fine! But a bathing suit showed off all my soft parts, and my legs, despite being relatively small, jiggled. So my boyfriend offered to show me how to lift weights. My initial response was – OMG are you crazy?! I’m not trying to get bulky and huge. I just want to be “toned” – whatever that meant. He quickly convinced me that women have very little amounts of testosterone, making it rather difficult to put on muscle and certainly not at such a rate that I would wake up one day and realize I look like Starla from Napoleon Dynamite – not that there’s anything wrong with that.


Anyway, I went with it for a little while and although difficult, I really enjoyed it, especially when I started getting strong and upping the weights. So where am I going with all of this… lifting gloves for women!

Lifting gloves for women are perfect to protect our dainty little hands from callouses. As part of my introductory care package into the world of weightlifting, my boyfriend bought me a pair of pink Harbinger lifting gloves for women. 2 years later and they’re so worn in that a hold has developed, yet it continues to protect my feminine little hands.

My boyfriend’s sister has been slowly exploring the world of weightlifting, so I thought the perfect Christmas gift would be a pair of Harbinger lifting gloves and I bought one for myself too because why not get a fresh pair?

Any lifting ladies who wear lifting gloves? Or how about those who don’t, any pros to not wearing them?