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Wrist Strap Recommendations


#1

I've never used wrist straps and never wanted to, but due to arthritis my hands are deteriorating the the point that I need to take some of the stress off my grip during pulling exercises. Can anyone suggest a type that would be good for me? I'm going to use them for pullups/pulldowns, rows, etc. Anything requiring a grip. Thanks in advance.


#2

I use a pair made by Harbinger that are padded on the section that contacts the wrist when strapped in. I use them for a couple of pulling exercises, including deadlifts, and they handle the abuse well. If I remember right, they were 10 or eleven bucks.


#3

ive only used one pair by Spud Inc.

those are them in the vid, cept' mine are orange


#4

Not exactly a strap, but it works the same way:

http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_consumer/consumer_reports_for_physique_athletes_vol_2


#5

Spud or Ironmind straps. Can't go wrong when you see their stuff used by the world's strongest men.


#6

APT with nylon reenforcement. Great purchase.


#7

my spuds are rediculously thick and wide. some kid at the gym was really impressed with them so he went and bought his own pair. plus i think when you have a pair of heavy duty straps you just feel more like you're doing it right.


#8

I like my Spud straps a lot. How'd you get orange though? I got mine from Elitefts and I don't remember an option.


#9

Straps are basic gear. I'm sure most brands make good straps.

I have Grizzly straps and I looooove them. I did my first 405 DL with them.

http://grizzlyfitness.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=37


#10

I got the Spuds and APT straps. Both are built amazingly, and are comfortable.


#11

Sorry, a slight hijack coming -I really like Marc and he really knows his stuff but am I the only one to find the Spud straps way too thick? I've gone back to my cheap Maximuscle straps which I find work well.

BTW -His other stuff is great -just the wrist straps!

Chris