A man's hands ...and inappropriate gym behavior
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 06:11 PM
I told you that so I could ask you this: Do women prefer for a man to have hands as soft as their own?
I see guys at the gym who wear these super-duper gloves and I wonder why they are trying to avoid callouses. Do they fear snagging their panty hose? But surely not all of these sissies cross-dress on the weekend. Maybe half. But not all. So for the other half, is it for your SO? Believe me, if the SO says "you don't get to touch me with those hard hands of yours" I would understand the glove-wearing. I don't talk to enough women to know if that is a widely adopted preference, so please enlighten me. Or maybe open my mind to a reason for wearing gloves other than preventing callouses. Or just call me names if you like.
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 06:50 PM
there is nothing wrong with protecting your hands though.
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 06:51 PM
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 07:50 PM
I work with my hands and often go glove-less in the warm weather - better for gripping weeds! I've been off for a few months with my new schedule, but I like to be in the climbing gym 2 or 3 days a week - that's all bare hands - guitar too, but my callouses are never knobby or gnarly or hard and sharp.
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 08:16 PM
Sissies are still scoring zero.
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 08:29 PM
Yes, better grip and to avoid callouses which tend to grow in very specific places and drive me crazy to no end. Having said that, I push/pull as much weight as some of the men, so in perspective, it's a lot for a person my size and gender...
As for men, I don't really care... I like them all... If they're not into weights, they probably have softies, and they feel like feathers. If they work with their hands, they have texture. So, I'm good with one or the other... Maybe both...
Now, on my thoughts at the gym... Well, too many, mostly naughty because there are too many men around me, but I'll have to say that I find grunters particularly annoying. Not the ocassional type, but the ones who start grunting while grinding their teeth even before they start pulling. I don't know why they make me feel like taking a shower as soon as I see them.
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 09:28 PM
Of course you should wear gloves Olive. Women are supposed to be soft and smooth - just not men. (and I suppose that sounds sexist)
I know exactly the people you're talking about. Grunting is appropriate only at certain times.
Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:35 PM
This post has been edited by B A: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:45 PM
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:07 AM
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 01:08 AM
Today the circus came to my gym. Had a guy benching without the bar clips on the end, and he became unbalanced. Off goes one side of the weights then the other side quickly followed. Almost ripped him off the bench. Pretty funny, but dangerous for everyone around him. Then there was the roid freak that liked to throw weights around while giving everyone the evil eye. The funniest people are the businessmen that always have a cute outfit on with gloves working out in the nautilus area. So serious, but just don't have a clue what's going on.
The worst are those assholes talking on the phone tying up a piece of equipment when they should be working out. The girls I don't mind though. They're usually strippers with fake boobs in undersized athletic attire. I'll work around them.
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:05 AM
I know exactly what you're talking about. It's usually some overpriced matching UnderArmor sleeveless shirt and shorts. Even if I could afford it, I don't think I'd ever wear anything that my $4 t-shirt and cheapo gym pants. In fact, one of these yahoos was doing barbell curls in my squat rack yesterday. It's not a curl rack dude.
Here's what I use for grip whenever I lift anything heavy enough that my grip might fail:
This post has been edited by High-T: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:11 AM
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:23 AM
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:26 PM
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 02:01 PM
I use em on the bicycle for safety and insulation - often the first thing to hit the ground is the palm of one's hand - those fingerless leather cycling gloves are nice for the summer, full fingered for spring / fall and lobsters for winter - Oooooo, I like my lobsters!!!!
This post has been edited by easysmiles: Wed Jun 23, 2010 02:01 PM
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 02:23 PM
I clean out underneath my nails with my pocket knife. I recently found out that it makes people uncomfortable though...
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 05:54 PM
I definitely want a man's hands to be more rough than mine.
I like the feel of a working man's hands against my smoother skin. I like to feel the difference.
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 07:11 PM
Oh those guys put me in a bad mood... I usually given them THE look... I make sure they know I'm looking at them, and sooner rather than later they go away once they start feeling uncomfortable.
The other ones I think are funny are the ones who spend most time stretching than working out. I don't understand why they need to be stretching for 10 minutes after they lift something for less than a minute... Usually no more than 10 times...
Then the ones that look at the mirror too much... They're kind of funny... They do all the touching thing themselves and they don't even notice that I'm looking.
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 08:10 PM
Not bad at all, IMHO, unless you do it in public, LOL! Just be careful, Yikes!!
Luv, my Dad did the very same. I can picture him now....
Posted Wed Jun 23, 2010 08:22 PM
Now see, I like a man who has nails. But sometimes it's genetic, perhaps sometimes the type of work one does, and then there are the nail-biters. No need for a manicure (actually, that's a bit of a turn off to me) but keep 'em clean!
Of course, if your work involves using your hands in the field, they won't be clean when you get home from work, but a good shower and, in the case of HighT, a knife or nail cutter works wonders. I have a woman's nail brush in the shower and it works wonders on a man's nails. Hell, it's pink, but otherwise a brush is a brush.
Definitely not the same as penis size, wherein it's not the size that counts, it's what you do with it. (though I've not been with a man with a very VERY small penis so I can't say that with any authority!)
I see I'm starting to babble... I think I'll go ahead and post this before I go on for too much longer....