[quote]Mr Bizzle wrote:
I do the same thing as the OP. I have an ACE bandage that I wrap about my wrist b/c the way my weights are…it digs in and hurts a shitload (might bleed if i didn’t do this).
I’ve been trying to grip it in the middle for the first few reps but end up nudging it to the end for the last few.
I never wear straps though…it would be a lot harder to get better grip with them.
chalk baby, chalk.[/quote]
I used to think like this. No straps ever! Till I just had to use them on a final set cause I new my grip would fail. One thing I noticed, and it’s been talked about around here before, is it takes you mind away from concentrating on your grip and concentrating on the working muscle. As a (good) consequence, I was able to FEEL my back more and was able to get more reps than the previous set.
I’m all for improving grip, but not anymore. At the price of less weight, less reps, or anything else, it doesn’t make sense (to me).
Edit: As a side note, Yes on the chalk. It does go a long way in limiting the need for straps. I always have sweaty palms and it really helps.