Unlike the majority of the weight lifting community, I wear gloves. I know-I know, gloves are “bitch mittens”. Very crude, of course. Leave a bunch of muscle heads pumping iron and watch the testosterone fly. Insert epic eye roll here. Whomp! Whomp!
Not that I need to explain myself, but I prefer wearing gloves for a zillion reasons.
- My hands horribly sweat, and I refuse to use chalk. That stuff is toxic and horribly dries your hand.
- I don’t care what anyone says, I. Do. Not. Want. Calluses. Sorry, I like soft hands.
- I get a better grip. Seriously, I do. I push harder and can lift more.
After asking for suggestions on new gloves, since I have destroyed every pair I’ve bought, my friend Marissa introduced me to Sparkle & Sweat. It was exactly what I have been looking for; affordable gloves, that are feminine.
These babies are made of lycra fabric on top, which allows tons of flexibility. And the bottom part is synthetic leather (vegan). The padding really does protect your hands, allowing me to add on more weight and not worry about my hands. I know some of you don’t care about your hands conditions, but I do. So I go out of my way to protect them.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Sparkle & Sweat also carries active wear, headbands, belts, wrist wraps, and tons more. I did get myself matching floral gym bag. I don’t have a picture of it, but you could check it out on their website. It’s big enough to double up as a weekend bag.
Do you think I love floral print? *Eyeing the picture above suspiciously*
As always, full disclosure, I purchased these items. And sharing them with with because I love them and want the world to know.
So if you are like me and wear lifting gloves, check Sparkle & Sweat out!