New Grip Gloves Review & Giveaway! {Ended}

**Disclaimer** I was provided a free pair of NewGrips in exchange for a review.  As always, all opinions are my own. 

I was recently contacted by NewGrip to try out their weigh lifting pads.  I know I have written a lot of posts about running and running gear and though I have made casual mention of the cross training that I do, I haven’t ever really explained what my training workouts include.  

For those of you that don’t know, strength training was my first love. Kettlebells, sandbag, battling ropes, TRX, equalizers, BOSU, and even traditional weights are my favorite ways to cross-train.  Before I ever started running consistently, I rotated strength workouts using these tools with conditioning workouts and it is what I attribute to being able to pick up running with relative ease.  I love the type of challenge functional fitness offers, I love getting sweaty in a short amount of time and really feeling like I worked for it.  What I don’t love; the callouses and tearing all over my hands.  

I have never considered using gloves mostly because I have baby hands.  Nothing ever fit properly and I was always afraid that my form would suffer because of it.  Plus I really hate having my hands trapped in a sweaty glove.  I only learned of NewGrip Power Pads recently and shortly after I was contacted to try them out and was excited to give them a try! I was all about it especially if that meant no more ripped up hands!

At first look, the Power Pads don’t seem like anything all that special and I will admit that when I first opened the package, I was skeptical.  NewGrip even makes these bold claims about them:

  • Tougher than leather gloves
  • Thicker than leather gloves
  • Protects palms AND fingers. 
  • Solves the sweaty hand in glove problem.
  • Eliminates painful blisters and calluses. 
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The only way to find out if these claims were true was to put them to the test.  I chose two rigorous workouts using both dumbbells, kettlebells and my pull up bar just to see how effective the grip really was. 

To my surprise, NewGrips held up really well and I was actually able to maintain a firm, secure grip on both the dumbbells and the kettlebell.  Even though my hands got sweaty from all the hard work I was doing, they were able to breathe since they weren’t trapped inside a glove.  They were also easy to remove and put back on, unlike traditional gloves.  I even was able to do pull ups in them and still maintain good form and a secure grip on the bar.  I was honestly more impressed with NewGrips than I thought I would be and they’ll certainly come in handy when I strength train! <—See what I did there?

NewGrip Power Pads Giveaway

The fun news is that NewGrip has offered to giveaway one pair of Power Pads to my readers! All you have to do is enter using the rafflecopter below! Ends 11/5. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply October 28, 2014

haven't seen these interesting idea. Some of the ropes and weights do a number on my hands too. nice review!
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    Reply October 28, 2014

    I was surprised how well they worked! My hands are torn up from the ropes and weights too but these really seem to help :)

Reply October 28, 2014

I'm trying to use wrist straps now that are helping - having little fingers and hands makes lifting tough for sure!
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    Reply October 28, 2014

    It really does!!! These actually come in different sizes which is nice so they are more fitted to your hand. I should probably have included that in my write up, haha!

Reply October 28, 2014

Do you feel a bit like you have maxi pads on your hands? hahahahahaha
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    Reply October 28, 2014

    Bahahaha oh Suz, you would go there! I never even thought about it like that but now that you mention it...:P

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply October 28, 2014

I love these! Definitely need to get me a pair.
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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
Reply October 28, 2014

These sound awesome! I have not used gloves but have ripped my hands when doing rowers and kettle bells!

    Reply October 28, 2014

    Me too! They are quick to take on and off between exercises too, which is nice!

kristen mcclary
Reply October 28, 2014

yes!i have to if not my hands always end up getting hurt

Reply October 28, 2014

Those look really interesting!!! I usually lift with gloves, but have such a hard time finding ones that fit my hands well.
Thanks for sharing about these!
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    Reply October 29, 2014

    These come in different sizes depending on your height..obviously since I am a shorty I got a small and they do fit very nicely :)

Reply October 29, 2014

I can't help but think that these look like something swimmers would use to prevent "drag" in the pool! I don't use gloves, but these seem super effective! if only they were pink :)
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Reply October 29, 2014

Interesting product, glad to hear it works. A new twist on weight training gloves, very inventive!
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply October 29, 2014

What an interesting idea! I'd love try them out.
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    Reply October 29, 2014

    Thy are definitely worth a try if you lift a lot :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply October 29, 2014

Huh, those look cool. I hate wearing weight lifting gloves but I hate the callouses I get when I don't! Sounds like a good compromise!
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    Reply October 29, 2014

    Haha, same here! My callouses were pretty nasty for a while and I just kind of dealt with it. These are great bc after a workout my hands aren't all ripped up anymore!

Katrina J
Reply October 29, 2014

I have gloves but I rarely use them. I think they are too stiff or something because I can never get a good feel/grip with them on. These would help a lot!

    Reply October 29, 2014

    Same here! They definitely do help and without all the awkwardness of a leather glove!

liz l
Reply October 29, 2014

Yes I do, if not I would form hard skin

Reply October 29, 2014

yes but only for certain lifts

Reply October 31, 2014

For certain things I do like to use some sort of glove to help with my grip.

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