For those of you participating in the Abs By April Challenge, you know that its almost over! I cannot believe how fast the time went and can’t believe its spring already. Next week will be the last chance workout and then I will be posting results for those who wish to share! I can’t wait :) Here was this week’s workout, all participants should have already received the email with this info.
In the spirit of Abs By April and my goal of building muscle before the summertime, I have recently started seriously lifting. In the past I didn’t really push myself with strength training, but lately have been taking it up a notch. I LOVE the feeling after a good strength session, the moment where you can increase your weight, and lifting the same or more than the guys at the gym :) Girl power!
The only downside though is that I’ve been lifting to the point where I started developing calluses on my hands. Yuck! I won’t share the visuals with you because I doubt anyone wants to see that. That’s why I was SO excited when I was contacted recently by the wonderful people at Fit Four Gloves to try out a pair of their gloves, it was just perfect timing!
Fit Four Gloves are fitness gloves designed with a minimalist approach. Ever see the guys at the gym with the full-length gloves? Yeah, these aren’t like that and I think it works way better. The gloves have a four finger design that covers your hands where you actually need it without all the excess traditional gloves have. At first glance, they look pretty different but, trust me, when you try them on you’ll love them!
Some other things I like about these gloves: durable synthetic leather with “extra skin” for tough workouts, ventilated palms, and stretch lycra material on the back of the hand. Having my hands comfortable when I work out has helped in making me excited to go do strength training. Before when I lifted without these, I wasn’t thrilled because of all the damage weights were doing to my hands. But not anymore!
I’ve been using these in the gym for a few weeks now so I’ve had the chance to really put them to good use for this review.
What I like about them:
- Forms nicely to the contours of your hand (i.e. good materials)
- Only covers the part of your hands you need covered; no excess
- Stretchable, but strong
- Air holes for ventilation. As someone who gets sweaty palms when they are warm, this is perfect!
- Stay put and don’t move during tough workout sessions or exercises
- Cost: Priced well at $25.95. This seems to be a very competitive price for fitness gloves, so this is in the pro category.
- Comes in four sizes (small->extra large)
- Machine washable
- Takes me a little adjusting at first to find my “sweet spot”. Ordering the right size is REALLY important!
The verdict: In my opinion these are worth it and, as a newbie at strength training, I have fallen in love with them fast. I have also fallen in love with not having calluses on my hands anymore! So in summary, go get yourself a pair :)
Luckily, I am able to offer the chance for one of you to WIN YOUR OWN PAIR of Fit Four Gloves! Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter, its super easy.
The giveaway will end April 3 at 11:59PM EST and the winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!
Disclosure: Fit Four Gloves sent me a free pair of gloves to review. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.