[quote]Big Aristotle wrote:
Unless your training to be a competitive powerlifter or strongman, I can’t understand why anyone would shortchange their development at expense of grip strength! Using wrist straps has directly helped me increase the size and strength of my traps, lats, lower back, and biceps, to name a few.
Not to mention that they allow me to generate more power because I can grip the weight without wrapping my thumb around it, just like waylanderxx points out.
If people out there are really that concerned that using wrist straps will cause their forearms to remain freakishly tiny in comparison to the rest of their growing body, throw in a couple of a forearm exercises to compensate.
In closing, wrist straps are the shit. [/quote]
Completely agree man! I resisted straps but gave in when my back workout was comprimised. Your grip is always going to be the weakest link. They allow me to focus on what I should be, not trying to keep from dropping the weight.