Post # 1
My FI is an avid gym goer, does crossfit 4x/week, lifts, really uses his hands for some rough stuff day in and day out.
What is the best metal for a wedding band that he could wear while working out, or is that not even an option? I was thinking he should get a “crappy” stand in for his day to day since he does use his hands so much, and keep his real band for special occasions or nights out.
Post # 3
My husband does not wear his ring to the gym. He also has a job where he cannot wear a ring, so the only time it’s on is when he leavse the house for other reasons besides the gym/work.
Does your FI want to wear his ring to the gym?
Post # 4
@BurlapnLace: This is Mr. S’s ring – not a metal I had heard of before but we were assured that’s incredibly durable and Mr. S liked how light it felt. He most likely won’t wear during CrossFit since I discovered just how much a ring PINCHES when you’re on a pull-up bar or using an Oly bar. However, Mr. S is military and plans to wear this at all other times, even in the field.
Post # 5
@Ryansgirl: Well he spends so much time IN the gym that unless he were to get some kind of safe to keep in his glove compartment, he’d literally never wear it. I don’t think he’s too keen on taking it off that much.
Personally, I can’t wait til he gets that band on his finger b/c the bitches be after him everywhere we go!! LOL
Post # 6
My husband had a tungsten ring, but he said it was too bulky and bothered his finger while he was lifting (hesin the gym like 2x a day lol) we ended up getting him a thin I think 2mm white gold band that is perfect! He says he forgets its even on because it is so thin and comfortable. He has another nice ring that he isnt allowed to wear day to day because I know it would get ruined! Lol. An everyday ring was a must for him! His little band has gotten pretty beat up, but a good polish and it looks good as new!! =)
Post # 7
@BurlapnLace: My FH is also a gym guy. We’re looking at tungsten carbide rings, which is a super strong material (my dad machines it all the time for airplane engines), and the great thing about it is that you can get them for like $50 on sites like Etsy, and they’re not that much more expensive anywhere else.
Post # 8
FI and I are getting him 10k Gold band. Rounded. Dont know mm yet.
Gold is a thinner material, not thick like Tungsten, and because the edges are rounded, it will sit more flush to his finger. And 10k is more durable, he will be able to workout with it on no problem.
Post # 9
My husband spends about 2 hours in the gym every day and he doesn’t wear his ring. But, he has a Tungsten ring, they don’t scratch.
Post # 10
@BurlapnLace: lol! My husband isn’t a jewelery type of guy to begin with so he had a hard time remembering to wear it. But he leaves EVERYTHING including his phones/wallet at home because there are no lockers at his gym, just cubby holes.
Plus he’s lost so much weight since the wedding that the band is super loose on him and it’s a Tungsten ring that can’t be resized. That might be another thing to consider too…if your husband is going to be loosing any weight, you want to make sure you can get a ring that can be resized!
Post # 11
My husband has a tungsten ring, he sometimes wears it to the gym but he doesn’t like having it on while working out. He once put it in the powder compartment of his shaker cup only to leave the cup there. Since then I’ve been cool with him not wearing it to the gym.
Post # 12
My husband also has a Tungsten Carbide ring, which are very scratch resistant and durable. But he doesn’t wear it to the gym. Rings get in the way when you lift. Most men at crossfit don’t wear rings. I don’t wear mine when I lift either. Just during yoga.
Post # 13
Mine has a tungsten ring and wears it for most everything BUT most crossfit gyms ask you not to wear rings as accidents regarding rings and fingers have happened..
Post # 14
@kaiangel6: That makes sense.
Where the heck would he keep it that’d it’d be safe?
I avoid this whoooole thing by just NOT going to the gym LOL!!!
Post # 15
I sometimes lift weights and my ring definitely bothers me – and I have a band that is much thinner than any band I’ve seen a guy wear. I would get him a necklace or special place to put his ring while he lifts.
Post # 16
My husband wears a plain platinum band but he takes it off for the gym. He goes weight lifting 4x a week. I prefer he leave it off for his own health and safety. I don’t wear any of my rings to the gym and he doesn’t mind. He does mind if I don’t wear them to work or any other time.