Thread: wrist straps
01-25-2002, 09:25 PM #1
I have reached a point when I do an exercise such as shrugs my grip gives out before my traps. I am thinking about getting straps to help. Do they make a difference? Does anyone use them and if so do you like them or not? Thanks
01-25-2002, 09:32 PM #2
It took me a long time but i finally got straps . Now i cant go without em . :/:
01-25-2002, 10:30 PM #3
I use wrist straps only when doing heavy rows and shrugs. They help me get a few extra reps. Its a bitch trying to finish a set of shrugs with the bar barely hanging by my fingertips. So yea, they do help.
01-25-2002, 11:05 PM #4
use the straps. you're not helping yourself if you're forearms are giving out before the muscle you're actually trying to hit is tired. if you want to work forearms, then do forearms....on a seperate day
01-25-2002, 11:52 PM #5
Cool I'm convinced gonna pick me up some. Thanks for the feed back
01-26-2002, 01:09 AM #6
I always use them for heavy db work or shrugs I also use them if I am going heavy on deadlifts.Afterall you want to fatigue the working muscle not your grip
01-26-2002, 01:46 AM #7
A good (and probably obvious [though not to me initially, d'oh!]) tip is that when wrap the strap around the bar start by wrapping the strap under the bar (assuming you are standing in front of it, looking down at it) first (away from the hand, if you can see what I mean)
This helps prevent the bar slipping down your hand as when your grip starts to fade the bar will drop slightly and the strap to tighten - hence improving the grip on it.
I've probably just confused you, hey?
01-26-2002, 06:43 AM #8New Member
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Iron web dont bother w/the wrist wraps, Go to fitness factory.com
and find the wrist hooks, they velcro around your wrist and you have this hook thet dangles and you just wrap on to the bar and pull. Its not like thos weak hooks like power hooks or something like that Ive used those and they broke after a while. These will not break, Yuo will break before those will. I dont even think these have a name or anything. Just searcj it on there site.
01-26-2002, 07:21 AM #9
As far as what defdaz said above, when you are holding the bar, dumbell, etc...wrap the strap away from your palm.
01-26-2002, 11:09 AM #10
Thanks for the advise. It will help will help a bunch. I will check the hooks out as well.
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