Should You Use Wrist Support During Strength Training Sessions?
If you often engage in strength training activities such as vaulting, tumbling, p-bars and pommel horse, you understand how prone your arms are to injuries.
A wrist wrap is thus necessary to provide an extra layer of support and cushioning as you go through the steps. But then, there's been a raging debate if wrist wraps are all that important. In this guide, we explore this topic in depth, highlighting both the positives and the negatives of using wrist wraps.
Firstly, what is a wrist wrap?
Basically, a wrist wrap is a band that's aimed at providing support to the wrist joint whenever the arm undergoes excessive extension due to a load or even a failed lift.
Types of Wrist Wraps
Wrist wraps are classified into two;
1. Cotton wraps- Are generally thinner and often more flexible compared to the other types of wrist watches.
2. Velcro-bound wraps- they are thicker than the cotton wraps. Ideal for exercises such as shoulder press and bench press.