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Deepbluetackle 01-25-2009 06:16 PM

Swim Gloves
Hi all:
Saw a few fellow swimmers using Swim Gloves. What's the purpose of using them? Thankx

Rhoda 01-25-2009 11:20 PM

Do you mean Fist GlovesŪ? Or those webbed things?
Fist Gloves take your hands out of the equation so that you are forced to learn to catch with a high elbow, using your whole forearm. Webbed gloves just give you bigger hands, so you might end up reinforcing bad technique.

Deepbluetackle 01-26-2009 11:07 AM

Webbed glove I meant. Thankx. But what's the purpose of using them?

Rhoda 01-27-2009 01:50 AM

I think they're supposed to do the same thing as regular paddles, increasing resistance. It's from the "muscle your way through the water" school of thought. I mostly see the aquasize ladies using them to get more of a workout from the deep water aerobics classes, which is probably fine.

Deepbluetackle 01-27-2009 11:26 AM

Thankx Rhoda.

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