A majority of people living in cities are leading a sedentary life. Hence to remain fit, they have to go to the gym and exercise regularly. In addition to lifting weights, they often do multiple exercises like push-ups and pullups. For many of these exercises, they have to hold metal weights or grip a metal bar. If the grip is not proper, they could suffer from injuries. Additionally, the hard metal can also cause bruises on their hands. Hence they would like to see using gym training gloves, and find out the features of the better gloves available so that they can make the right choice.
One of the main features which has to be considered while choosing the gloves is the size of the gloves. Depending on the glove design selected the gloves are available in different sizes like small, medium, large, extra large and double extra large. Though the gloves usually have an elastic wristband, so that they will fit different sizes properly, it is advisable to measure the hand size, before purchasing the gloves. If the gloves are too small, they will not fit properly, and if the gloves are very large , they may slip off the hand, while exercising at the gym or at home.
Usually, most people are consuming more calories, increasing their body temperature when they exercise so they will sweat more. If the sweat does not evaporate quickly, it is not comfortable, and the hands will become slippery from the sweat. So it is important to ensure that the gloves are designed so that the sweat will dry or can be wiped away, so UA cool switch fabric is used. The better gym gloves have perforation, for greater breath-ability, so that the sweat will quickly dry. There is also a thumb panel that uses a fabric, fleece or terry cloth, which can be used to wipe away the sweat from the hand if required.
For greater comfort while exercising and better grip the gloves have three different sections which vary depending on how the specific part of the hand will be used. Each of the sections uses a different material. The palm is the part of the hand which will be in contact with the metal. So this section of the glove uses leather, with some brands using goatskin leather. The palm may have perforations in some cases The thumb of the hand is also used extensively for gripping. Hence the glove usually has a thumb panel, which is made from fabric. In some designs molded neoprene is provided at the finger tips for greater comfort.
Compared to the other sections of the glove, the top or upper part of the glove is designed mainly so that it can be worn comfortably. The fabric used is durable so that it does not get torn easily. In some cases, spandex fabric which is stretchable is used, while other designs use textured fabric. In some designs a wrist strap is provided for additional support while lifting weights. The size of this wrist strap can be adjusted according to the size of the hand of the user.