Regular gym & fitness gear!25 June 2016
Using right weight lifting gloves for improved grip strength can be both beneficial and detrimental to your training. On one hand, they make it easier to grip the bar when your hands get sweaty. This will allow you to continue to train your muscles, without worrying about whether or not your hands will slip.
On the other hand, weight lifting gloves can provide a false sense of grip strength. When performing functional tasks such as carrying boxes, doing yard work, etc., you may realize that without the lifting gloves, your grip is actually not as strong as you believed it to be.
Another point worth mentioning is that wearing weight lifting gloves will increase the diameter of the bar, therefore technically making it more difficult to grip. Whether or not this increases or decreases your grip strength is dependent on personal perception.
The gloves will make it easier to grip when the bar becomes sweaty, but more difficult to grip overall because of the increased thickness of the bar. If you do not want to wear gloves but are having trouble with the barbell slipping out of your hands, try using chalk or an eco ball to decrease the likelihood of slippage.