I’ve been working out a lot lately. Mostly motivated by a sense of vanity as well as the need to grow, both physically (and mentally in some respects). There’s something about the long hard slog of lifting weights that interest me. There’s no short cuts to getting stronger, no fancy hack you can co-opt in order to get your bench press up. In the beginning i’d struggle to lift heavy weights partially because the palms of my hands were too soft & subtle under the strain of various plates. I made the decision to do away with weightlifting gloves and instead rely entirely on dusting my palms down with chalk. Result being my grip strength has improved considerably!