So i’ve been lifting without the use of straps, bands, wraps, belts, or any kind of supportive or assistive equipment and was wondering how much they actually help you out? And whether or not they are really needed? I was going for a deadlift pr today of 455 made it to the top, locked it out, and it then ripped right through my fingers and tore all my calluses off. Don’t really consider myself hitting it due to dropping the weights so ungracefully. Started thinking about wraps and how they would’ve really helped me out and that got me thinking about sleeves and wraps and belts and shit. Made me wonder how much would it help me out with my lifts and if I’d be able to improve faster or just plain lift more with all those things.
My current lifts age: 20 bodyweight: 158