Product Review

A couple of weeks ago,  I was contacted by Rick Kroon at Lynx Performance Technologies.  He asked me to test & review the Lynx Performance Grips – from the website:

Designed by elite trainers, Lynx Performance Grips provide ultimate grip control and superior protection where you need it – in your GRIP ZONE®. Adjust Performance grips to your exercise-specific grip zone (push vs. pull) and maximize your workout.

I used these three time – and I have to tell you that they were pretty fantastic. Although I’m not sure that my workout was maximized, I am pretty sure that they protected my hands really well. I always forget to take my wedding ring off before lifting weights, and usually end up with a blister under my ring (not to mention other almost-callouses elsewhere on my hands).

After using the performance grips for the last 8 days (three sessions – two at the gym with machines & free weights, including the pull-up assist, the Smith machine, and bench press; and one at home with just small hand weights), I don’t have any blisters or callouses.

They didn’t seem to make me stronger, but they did make the workout easier. They stayed put in my hands – no slipping or anything – and fit in the cup holder of the cardio equipment that I used before my weights session.

In short – this is the first product I’ve reviewed on this blog – and it was a great one to start off with (I was so afraid that I was going to HATE them, and then I’d have to either pretend this never happened, or say mean things, and I don’t like being mean).

Also, I have an extra set of Performance Grips  to give away. To win, leave a comment on this post by 5 PM (pacific time) Friday & tell me about your weight routine (or lack thereof).  The random number generator will pull a number out of its virtual hat, and I’ll notify the winner via email & announce the winner on Saturday.

Now get out there & strength train!

Recent Comments

  • Sarah
    January 13, 2009 - 9:16 am ·

    I love that they gave you something as a give away! Nice 🙂 I started the 30 day shred again. Maybe this will help with pushups? Because I hate them! (who doesn’t)

    • gazelle
      January 13, 2009 - 9:34 am ·

      They will definitely help with any of the hand weight stuff you’re using whilst shredding (that’s what I used them for at home). If your floor is slippy, they might keep your hands from slipping during your pushups, too!

  • Emily
    January 13, 2009 - 10:10 am ·

    Throw my name in the hat!

    Once I finish my race I’ll probably start pumping iron again….and I have a new ring to protect!

  • Carolina John
    January 13, 2009 - 10:30 am ·

    My weightlifting is typically limited to toning workouts (2 sets of 12-15) or total body circuits these days. I’ve got some gloves that I always seem to forget, but they do protect the hands pretty well. I also use them when on the bike, as i have yet to find separate bike gloves.

    Glad those grips worked well for you!

  • Maris
    January 13, 2009 - 12:01 pm ·

    How fun! I just did my first giveaway too but unfortunately, it’s for cookies so it kind of contradicts yours! Haha.

    My strength routine is more of a lack-thereof, but i want to start doing total body conditioning classes to tone up!

  • Elisabeth
    January 13, 2009 - 3:06 pm ·

    I workout with weights at least twice a week in addition to my my running. I do only light weights because I build muscle crazy fast, so if I lift too heavy, I end up looking like a linebacker. I focus on a lot of core work because it helps me run better.

  • Alisa
    January 13, 2009 - 4:48 pm ·

    Um…I had good luck winning something on your blog last time maybe I will this time too!

    You know my strength training routine (well…lately…lack thereof). Tuesdays/Thursdays…supposedly!

  • Spring
    January 13, 2009 - 6:17 pm ·

    I have really soft, girly hands that get blisters and callouses far too easily, so count me in! Hey–this is the very first time I’ve ever entered for a giveaway! Yippee!

    Tagged you, btw. I know. It keeps going ’round and ’round.

  • Joanna
    January 15, 2009 - 10:11 am ·

    I am just starting out on my weight loss journey – well since Nov 8th anyway and I have lost 13.6 pounds! Yea me – but I have a LOT more to go – like 75 – and I need to kick the exercise into high gear – so pick me please!

  • Steph M-L
    January 16, 2009 - 1:44 pm ·

    Throw me in the hat! I lift 3 days a week…two with lighter free weights/barbell in a class format and one day with circuit training machines and heavier weights including: hip sled, leg extensions, fly machine, ad/ab duction (or the slightly sexual machines), lat pull downs, triceps extensions, incline bench press, pull up and dip assist, curls and rows.