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5 Reasons You Should Wear Sweatbands for Long Workouts

5 Reasons You Should Wear Sweatbands for Long Workouts

What are Sweatbands?

First, let’s quickly discuss what sweatbands are and their primary use. As you would expect from the name, sweatbands are bands you wear on your wrists to stop sweat from dripping down onto your hands.

Sweatbands are particularly popular in high-intensity sports, where ball handling and hand control are essential.

That is why you often see top NBA players, tennis players, and NFL players wearing them during matches.

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5 Reasons to Wear Sweatbands During Long Workouts?

They Keep Your Hands Dry.

For starters, as we have already touched on, sweatbands keep your hands dry during a workout, even when you start building up a sweat.

Nothing is worse than getting to your rower and ski-erg full of concentration and motivation, only to find you can barely pull the handles before they slip through your grip due to your hands getting wet with sweat.

Not only can this lower your output and reduce how fast you can complete workouts, but it can also completely demotivate you and ruin your mood for the rest of the workout.

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They Allow You to Wipe Your Brow.

However, your forearms and armpits are not the only places sweat comes from. It can also become an issue as sweat drops from your brow. Rather than wiping it away with your hands, only to be left with even wetter hands, you can use your sweatbands to keep your face clear so you can focus on the movement in front of you.

They Help Prevent Cuts and Rips.

Another benefit to using sweatbands that most people forget about is that they can greatly reduce the chances of your hands cutting.

When your hands are wet, your grip gets reduced, and you are more likely to slip and slide on the bar while performing gymnastic movements. As a result, you are much more likely to slide and rip your hands, which can cause significant pain and ruin workouts in the near future.

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They Prevent Nipping and Rubbing.

Wearing sweatbands while performing gymnastic movements also prevents nipping and rubbing around your wrists. There is nothing more frustrating than finishing a workout and noticing the skin around your wrists is raw as your grips have rubbed them during gymnastics movements.

They Look Good!

Finally, sweatbands show you mean business! Just like the perfect training top, leggings, or shorts can make you feel confident in the gym, the right pair of sweatbands can also leave you feeling motivated and powerful, which will have a knock-on effect on how you tackle long workouts.

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LYFT-RX Wrist Sweatbands come in various colors for you to pick the perfect ones to match your gym attire.