DIY Gym Gloves (a.k.a. Throw Your Conventional Gym Gloves Away)




In this instructable I will show you a better alternative to gym gloves.

I have used gym gloves in the past. Actually I own a pair which is now nearly 20 years old.

I never liked them. My grip wasn't improved and their short finger sleeves left my fingers unprotected and full of calluses. Never again!

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Step 1: Materials

All you need is cushion foam.

Cut two pieces that can cover your palms and your "gloves" are ready.

Step 2: Go Lift Some Weights

Cushion foam has excellent grip to the barbel or dumbbell and cushions all the surface of your palm including your fingers. Besides weight lifting, I use them while rowing indoors.

Also it is washable and very durable. The foam "gloves" in the picture are 5 years old and have been hand washed many times without deteriorating.

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    3 years ago

    I would not go in gym with those ! i would rather be bare handed and lift weights.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Bare handed is ok for those who don't mind the calluses. My solution is not pretty or "polished" as gym gloves are but in terms of functionality and simplicity I think that foam cushion wins.