When to Use Weight Lifting Wrist Straps

A weak grip can limit a person’s weight lifting capacity because your hands and forearms can’t hold heavier weights therefore you can’t increase your strength. And even though the muscle group that you are training can still make more reps but your grip is giving up then you are limited to your progress. Pushing yourself for more reps with a weak grip can only lead to potential risk of injuries. So you either need to train for a stronger grip or use a weight lifting wrist straps for improved grip strength.

Weight Lifting Wrist Straps
Weight Lifting Wrist Straps | Source


Some people would rather wait for their grip strength to get stronger before they continue progressing with their exercises. But why wait when you can continue progressing with your lifts while you work on your grip strength at the same time? And you can do this using a weight lifting wrist straps. With wrist straps, you can focus more on the muscle group that you are training rather than think more of how you can hold on to the bar when your grip starts failing. If your grip fails first before you have fully worked on the intended muscle group then your progress is severely limited.


A good set of weight lifting wrist straps only cost around $10 and will last for lifetime. It will help you a lot in exercises like barbell deadlifts, barbell hack squats, weighted pull ups or chin ups, or barbell upright rows. When choosing wrist straps, it is important to get a pair that has pads for the wrist for protection and rubber grip.


Increase your true potential in strength using wrist straps. Keep in mind that no strong men have a weak grip so keep training those hands and forearms.


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