Question for Bees Who Lift

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 16
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626 posts
Busy bee

catskillsinjune :  ok so I’ve googled ring avulsion. 

Ive racked my brain for the type of lifting activities that you would have to be doing in order to get an object trapped between the ring and your finger and cant imagine any but….takes all sorts I suppose.

Not had a problem ever. 

You do you, girls! You do you!

Ps. Just promise me you won’t wear it whilst going out for coffee as Jimmy Fallon caught his on a table. Bloody dangerous game is coffee time!

Post # 17
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Helper bee

I don’t wear any jewelry during workouts unless I’m only doing cardio. But silicone bands are a great idea. If you have a low setting and don’t want to take it off, you could try a thick weightlifting glove?

Post # 18
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Busy bee

I’m old school and don’t wear any jewelry outside of non-dangly earrings when I work out. I’m clumsy and worry I could pinch a finger racking weights or a bar, and would be worried about my finger swelling and being unable to get a ring off. Then there’s the possibility of damage to jewelry itself. I suggest leaving the ring at home. 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

MeandYou :  well i think you just answered your own question with the coffee table – if you can catch it on a coffee table (rare and unlikely), you can catch it while lifting a weight at the gym (not nearly as rare). if you’re lifting (do you even lift?) you typically have heavy weight that could easily slip out of your hand and catch the ring. hell, even on a pull up bar your sweaty hands can slip and catch the ring. it’s really not that hard to think of many instances where this could happen easily in a gym setting. add to that the potential to just crush the ring against your finger by accident, or even just plain swelling of the hands (maybe you jammed your finger while working out like i did last week) and a non flexible ring = bad news bears. but hey, maybe if you’re just spending an hour on the elliptical machine you’re all good.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I put my ring in my wallet while I lift weights. I wear it while I do cardio and stretch, then take it off for weights, and put it right back on when I’m done. I carry my purse around with me in the gym and never let it out of my sight. 

Incidentally, I also have to take off my ring when I do procedures, and I’m doing one today so my ring is around my neck as I type this. This is a very nice option as well!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Isn’t the most obvious answer to just wear gloves? 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

Many of my gym shorts and leggings have a zippered pocket hidden at the waistband that I pop my ring in when I’m at the gym, if I haven’t left it at home that day.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

nifer317 :  I wear gloves when I lift to protect my hands from blisters but I also take my ring off. Even with gloves on, my ring can press into my fingers when I’m lifting and it really hurts and leaves marks.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

catskillsinjune :  yes I do lift, bro, and have done for a long time hence why I’m still here scratching my head wondering what on earth you are doing to catch a bar in between your ring and your finger…there’s no way it will happen because it’s an impossibility due to the thickness of an Olympic bar (or standard) and the thickness of dumbbells. I’m so intrigued as to how one could rip their finger off when weight training specifically getting it stuck on dbs/bar/ lifting apparatus that I’ve spent hours looking for such incidents on the web. No luck yet. 

Catching it on a pull up bar??? On what??? And if you manage to squash your finger between apparatus by being negligent in your set up  then you aren’t safe to be in a gym setting as you are also a danger to others.

Oh and no cardio over here, ever. So I rely solely on my weight training. 

Anyway, you don’t wear it, I do. Seems like we agree to disagree here. Carry on.

Post # 25
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Worker bee

I put it on my watch (very thin strap) while I work out. I don’t want it bending from the pressure over time.

Post # 26
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Worker bee

MeandYou :  do you not get any pain from the band digging into you? Using this as my example as it my heaviest lift other than my squat but this places less pressure on rings/fingers-I dead 110-120kg/240-260lb and if I ever have a ring on, the sheer pain of the band pushing into my finger is too much to handle, let alone if I injured the finger, which I think can happen even without extreme negligence, the swelling would make it so difficult to remove, I’ve just never thought it worth the risk. How do you avoid the pressure pain?? I would like to be able to wear rings if feasible. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

hartless :  no it’s fine. I don’t lift heavy with DL so 70kg is my max. I only leave mine on as it’s comfy and I don’t notice it!  It’s a d shape band I think which sits almost flush against my finger and is very smooth.

If it’s hurting then I would totally take it off but I’ve never had reason to.

 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I haven’t read any of the other responses so I apologize if this is redundant. I don’t wear mine to the gym. I keep it in my ring box at home. My fiancé and I are strongly considering getting silicone rings for the gym. Some of them are really cute and I’ve heard they are comfortable. I would be really bummed if something happened to my real engagement ring.  

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