Post # 1
Hello! Ring question for all you lifters out there (are there any out there?!)
I just got married two weeks ago. Before getting married, I really got into heavy lifting. I plan on going back next week (took some time off to enjoy my husband :)) and don’t know if I can wear my ring while lifting?! This may be a very obviously stupid question but just thought I’d ask. I hate taking it off!!!
Post # 3
I lifted with my rings on and built up a small callous. They did scratch a little bit though (white gold) so if that will bother you, then just pin them inside your sports bra or leave them at home.
Post # 4
You can also wear weight-lifting gloves. I know not many people do, but “technically” you’re supposed to – it’ll prevent callouses and keep your ring safe!
Post # 5
@castaway83: Oh duh, I didn’t think about that haha! Thanks!
@DaneLady: Yeah, I already have callouses formed up on my hands. I am afraid of it getting scratch up a lot but no one sees the under side of my ring except for me.
Thanks for the advice!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I don’t wear my rings when working out. The #1 reason is because I don’t want them getting damaged. But #2 is I would find it really difficult to work out wearing them, particularly when doing pull-ups. I usually have to wear lifting gloves because the bar hurts my hands so much. I bought cheap but effective ones from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Post # 7
I wear my rings when I lift, but I also don’t lift a ton of weight!
Post # 8
@dreamer1288: The textured bars scratch my white gold ring. I do not wear my ring when I’m lifting. Gloves might be nice as it would make some of the lifting less painful on my paws. Still, I would probably not wear my ring.
Post # 9
@LilRhodyGem: Yeah, the rowing machine does a number on my hands (which is where my callouses came from pretty much). I may consider leaving my rings off on upper body days but keep them on for lower body days. I’m weird about leaving them in my locker in the locker room and go straight from work, otherwise I’d leave them at home.
Post # 10
@dreamer1288: Yes, that stupid rowing machine! Sometimes the pull down lats too depending on the weight. Yowsers!
Post # 11
I take mine off. Wouldn’t take the chance. You could easily bend the ring or even seriously hurt your finger.
ETA: I wear gloves and still leave the ring off. It’s the heaviness that will bend it… a glove doesn’t protect you from that!
Post # 12
@dreamer1288: nope, no rings when lifting. The weights can scratch and also distort the shape.
All my workout have little pockets at the hip, so I stash my ring in there. They’re either Lulu or Under Armours studio line, for reference.
Post # 13
I wear mine when I lift. It does scratch up the white gold on the inside a little bit, but it’s worth it to me not to have to worry about safely stashing/remembering my rings.
Post # 14
@dreamer1288: I always take my rings off while lifting… I put them in the same spot right before heading to the gym. Even with gloves on, I’d be afraid to pinch my skin or damage my ring. FI leaves his on, though I never understood why.
I lift relatively heavy, but even still just couldn’t see it being comfortable with them on.
Post # 15
Always take my rings off to lift. I just don’t want to risk banging the ring or scratching and bending the metal. I wear gloves as well when needed but I’m still not comfortable leaving them on.
Post # 16
@castaway83: Gloves don’t prevent calluses and don’t really protect you that much.
I always take my rings off before I lift. I’m less likely to damage my rings and my hands that way.