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3/24/10 9:44 P

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This looks perfect! I know the calluses on my hands are going to blister soon enough. I'm going to give these a try, and I'm excited to see if they'll help reduce vibration while riding my bike too!

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1/3/10 2:13 P

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The NewGrips are great, so much so that I'm considering finding a way to use them on my bike this summer.

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Only one small patch remains as evidence of the blisters and callouses. I love these and cannot thank the team enough for passing along such a great product tip!

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12/29/09 1:40 P

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I swear by baby socks. They are the perfect size, absorb sweat and easy to wash. I tried gloves etc but they rubbed weird and my hands got warma and too sweaty!



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12/7/09 7:10 P

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Well, I didn't get blisters from rowing (before I started weight training), and I didn't get blisters with the old gloves. In fact, I don't feel any pain or pinching when I row.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if a few factors are at work. I'll try changing my grip and see if it provides some relief. Thanks for the tip!

~ Trish
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Hmmmm, I've never had a problem with my hands while rowing, and I don't use any type of gloves. I think Chantec might be right and you are griping too tightly. I use a lose hook-like grip with my thumbs actually pointing toward each other on the handle.
Anyway, I hope your hands feel better soon! That sounds painful! emoticon

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12/7/09 2:21 P

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Perhaps you are just griping the handle too tightly? I learned from the New Grips that I could just lightly hook my hands over the handle, not lock my thumbs under and keep a relaxed grip, more like a hook than a grip. Since I learned this from using the New Grips, I have applied it to using the weight gloves and I have had no problems since.

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12/7/09 11:27 A

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I suspect the weight lifting gloves I have are the exception. I have more blisters and callouses now than I did using the old bike gloves. I'll keep an eye out for a better pair, but I am already thrilled at the idea that I'll have pain-free workouts once more!

~ Trish
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12/7/09 11:09 A

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You will like the New Grips, but I have found that weight lifting gloves offer great protection from blisters too on the indoor rower. I have both and use both.

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
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"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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12/7/09 8:52 A

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Thanks again, JUNEPA and CHANETC. I've placed my order and hope the gloves arrive before the skin on my hands take too much more of a beating!

Edited by: CODEMAULER at: 12/7/2009 (11:27)
~ Trish
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12/2/09 5:37 P

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These New Grip Gloves are great for rowing or weight lifting. One of the side benefits is that they train you not to have a death grip on the rowing machine. I used them long enough to wear holes in them. I use weight gloves now to prevent blisters, but I still keep a soft grip on the handle. I'm glad that I used New Grip and I recommend them without reservation. Blisters (and lower back injury) are two of only problems with rowing. Gloves for indoor rowing solves the problem for the former and correct technique can prevent the latter. I've never rowed on water, so maybe one of our resident experts can give suggestions for that aspect.

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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12/2/09 5:11 P

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Those gloves look terrific! That you've "road tested" them and seen the difference is exactly what I needed to know.

Thank you, JUNEPA; I was afraid that I'd have to give up weight-lifting just as I was getting the hang of it!

~ Trish
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12/2/09 5:03 P

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Hopefully CHANETC checks in to give you some advice. He told me about NewGrip, you can look them up at www.NewGrip.com, they protect your hands from blisters when rowing or weight lifting. When I did my first marathon last season, my hands were sore, and he suggested them, and I got a pair, when I did my second marathon, no troubles at all with soreness or blisters.

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12/2/09 4:47 P

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Hi All -

When I first started rowing, I was told that gloves would help. I used an old pair of biking gloves and things worked pretty well.

Then I started lifting weights, too, and the blisters came. I figured that it might be time for weight-lifting gloves. The bummer is that they aren't doing the trick, and now I'm getting blisters with rowing AND weight-lifting.

What works for the rest of you? I'm willing to spend the money, but only with an idea that shows some promise.

Thanks in advance!

Edited by: CODEMAULER at: 12/2/2009 (17:04)
~ Trish
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