Weight lifters having this problem?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JoshMKB24, May 11, 2015.

  1. JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a

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    So I was wearing my watch and found out my weight lifting gloves don't really fit over the glove. Anyone find a way around this that doesn't involve taking off the watch? What brand gloves do you have that work well around this problem?
     

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  2. loyalist macrumors 6502

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    I have the exact gloves and my watch sits next to my gloves. Doesn't slip into my gloves like you.
     
  3. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    I use the shorter gloves.

    I use these or similar tho these actually!
     

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  4. Webnasty macrumors member

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    Ditch he gloves. You get to build up cool calluses.
     
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I lift without gloves brah problem solves. It's like using the P pad when you squat.
     
  6. acctman, May 11, 2015
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    not to state the obvious but your watch does have an adjustable band... move it up higher on your wrist.
     

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  7. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

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    Lose the gloves. Seriously. If you need wrist support get some wrist wraps. If you don't wanna ruin your smooth hands on heavy lifts use straps. I have a callous on my palm under every finger on both hands and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    But if you're not lifting large amounts of weight you really don't need anything. It's like wearing goggles in the shower. It's overkill.
     
  8. JoshMKB24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the reason I didn't is because doesn't it need to be right over your wrist for the heart rate monitor and all that other stuff to work? If not then yes that is the perfect solution.
     
  9. Mumbles01 macrumors regular

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    Lol. Lifting with gloves is your first mistake.
     
  10. LiemTa macrumors regular

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    Yes. Correct form will mitigate the use of pansy gloves
     
  11. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    your heart rate can be taken from just about anywhere on your body. the wrist, neck and chest are calm because you can actually feel the pulse. The sensor getting the heart rate from your blood as it pulses/moves through your body. You can even use the iPhone camera and an app like Argus to get your heart rate from your finger tip.

    I would suggest getting the Spigen Rugged case (I have the Thin Case on in the pic, also have the rugged) which I use for workouts at the gym. Just moving around the gym i knock my wrist/watch against a lot of things. The rugged spigen case helps out a lot.
     
  12. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    Seriously unless you're a girl. DITCH the gloves. By some straps for your heavy pull days and thats all you need.
     
  13. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Never wear gloves. Prefer the feel of steel in my hands. Only girly boys are worried about calluses :p
     
  14. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    Lol you guys are hilarious maybe he wants better grip? And not too worried about the calluses...lol
     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    gloves aren't even the issue - that is a iRed Herring

    The issue is that when I lift, I have such a large expansion of muscles throughout my body, that I need to constantly adjust the band.

    In just one week I went from the medium to the large loop.
     
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  17. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I wear gloves, but I fill them with thumb tacks first. That gives you maximum callouses and a furious adrenaline pump to get those extra sets. #alpha
     
  18. HairlessNinja macrumors newbie

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    Go ahead, wear gloves. I'll be over here building up my resistance to staph and msra ;)
     
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  21. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Can't remember the last time I saw someone wearing gloves in the weights room. Give weights a go without them, you really do not need gloves .
     
  22. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    This thread is quite hilarious. Is there any reason that you think that you need gloves? In the first few months of the gym I thought it would help with grip so I used them eventually after a few months I couldn't really hold the weight with my grip anymore so I got some lifting straps. I lift superheavy and still always got calluses under the gloves and straps. Just think of them as battle wounds. You don't need the gloves.
    Has anybody used lifting straps with the watch? Any issues?
     
  23. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Lifting straps??

    Do you even lift bro?
     
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  25. The Tuck macrumors 6502

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    DO U EVEN LIFT BRO?

    Jk. No I totally get the need for gloves. I've gotten blisters and callouses before from using free weights. They build up after awhile, but there is some pain and annoyance in the beginning.

    Tuck
     

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