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    Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FT Mike, Sep 12, 2023.

    1. FT Mike

      FT Mike Active Member

      May 2023
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      Wrist straps and wrist wraps are essential accessories for weightlifting, but they serve different purposes:

      1. Wrist Straps: These are designed primarily to improve grip strength during heavy lifts. They consist of a strap that wraps around your wrist and the barbell or dumbbell. They provide extra support by reducing the risk of losing your grip. Wrist straps are particularly useful for deadlifts, rows, and pull-ups.

      2. Wrist Wraps: Wrist wraps, on the other hand, are intended to support and stabilize your wrists during various exercises. They are typically longer and provide compression to the wrist joint. This compression helps reduce the risk of overextension, which can lead to injury. Wrist wraps are commonly used in powerlifting, weightlifting, and CrossFit.
      In summary, wrist straps are for enhancing grip strength, while wrist wraps are for wrist support and stability. The choice between the two depends on your specific needs and the type of lifts you're performing. Some weightlifters use both, depending on the exercise. It's essential to understand the differences and choose the one that suits your workout goals. Check out: https://blog.aqfsports.com/how-to-strap-an-ankle/
    2. timmothysmith01

      timmothysmith01 Well-Known Member

      Nov 2022
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      That explanation is excellent. When it comes to weightlifting, wrist straps, and wrist wraps have distinct purposes. Choosing the appropriate accessory depends on the specific exercise and individual requirements. Thank you for sharing this resource; I will definitely take a look at it.

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