Weight gloves with wrist straps can make you stronger. They do this by distributing the weight being lifted across the forearms instead of making your fingers hold it all. This is especially effective in pulling exercises like deadlifts or upright rows. Weight gloves with wrist straps allow you to lift much more weight than you could with just your hands.
SHOULD YOU BE USING WEIGHT LIFTING GLOVES?
Short answer, YES. But ….It is really all up to you.
Most lifters truly believe they need gloves and that they help all around with their grip and serve as wrist protection in the gym.
I personally believe you should use gloves when you definitely need them, when your hands are already injured or if you feel wearing gloves benefits your lifting.
If you have knee problems, you are going to wrap your knees before going on a marathon – right?
Anyone that feels comfort from the use of gloves and the relief of any stress or tension deserves to lift comfortably and safely.
Most heavy lifters out there already do use gloves because they believe it benefits their lifting.
However, if you feel wearing gloves do not benefit your lifting or just hurt your workout. Simple, do not wear gloves during these exercises!
We would recommend everyone to try weight lifting gloves, just do not let your gloves become an extension of you in the gym for every single lift.