Fitness gear / equipment
by Dan Dascalescu - 2008-Nov-07
Padding can be used on dumbbell handles, pull-up or chin-up bars, or curl bars, to protect the hands from calluses and to thicken the bar for a better grip.
- NewGrips - I bought these and they offer an acceptable grip (I only tested against a plastic pull-up bar, but they probably grip metal very well too). However, if you palms sweat, you will easily slip off the grips. Talcum/baby powder improves adherence but its application ended up being annoying.
- Dumbbell handle padding ideas: sponge, self-adhesive joint wraps
- Grip pads: The Lynx (made from a type of neoprene, which provides good grip), Gorilla Grips (made out of leather, which they claim to offer better grip and last longer than neoprene)
See my recommendations on Heart rate monitors.
If you're trying to save money, your best bets are Craigslist and garage sales.
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