if any, what kind of straps do you guys/gals use for deads/lat pull downs/etc?
i have gofit 100% cotton straps but everytime i use them for heavy deads, i end up with wrist burn marks. i bought the gofit leather straps and they turned out too wide (3" wide )
i seen few on ebay that have the padded cotton straps like valeo/harbinger http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
any straps out there that are 1.5" wide, soft wrist support material, and quality? my budget is $15
Last edited by jtteg_x; 09-28-2005 at 05:37 PM.
Cheap ass Harbingers that I picked up from Garts Sports for like 6 bucks. I only use my straps for maxing out my deadlifts.
i had a pair of harbingers that were padded, everyone said how nice they were... i couldnt break them in. I use my old straps there nicely brokin in, yea i get the burn marks.. but just suck it up.
how you like the harbingers as for wrist support and specifically for deads?
is the padding thick or thin layered?
Last edited by jtteg_x; 09-28-2005 at 06:16 PM.
i didnt like them at all, felt very akward.. deads esp. it just felt like the bar was slippin rite thro my wraps.. the paddin isnt thick at all. just MO
Good old black cotton.
They're PERFECT now.
I've been using APT Pro Wrist straps. I love them when going heavy.
Improve your grip. Then you won't have to worry about wrist burn anymore.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
To be honest, I haven't used anything other than the Harbingers yet. So far, I think they suck a big donkey dingy. They do slip and are a little bit on the bulky side. And as for the padding...yeah right.
apt's line up of straps look promising
im just gonna dish out the extra bucks and get some quality ones, dont want to go thru a 4th set. so far im leaning toward...
APT Ultimate Pro Wrist Strap: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...goods&v=glance
APT's Mega Grip Pro Wrist Straps 2" wide: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...goods&v=glance
what you guys think?
+1 for prowriststraps.com. ALL wrist straps wear out. I bought 8 pairs of the APT straps for like $16. At <$2 per pair, who cares if they only last 6 months. They've been holding up as well as, if not better, than the $6 ones I've purchased before.
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If you are wearing out wrist straps through regular use, then you really need to develop grip strength.Originally Posted by jtteg_x
A 400lb deadlift should not require straps, and this can be corrected with a relatively short grip training period of 2-4 months.
Maybe, but maybe not. I feel that I have a decent grip, but if I am doing reps w. an overhand grip, I will need straps. I don't use a mixed grip for reps because I feel like my torso gets twisted when I do.Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
If you are talking about a mixed grip, I agree w. you. If you are saying everyone should have enough hand strength to hold onto 400 w. a pronated grip, I don't.A 400lb deadlift should not require straps, and this can be corrected with a relatively short grip training period of 2-4 months.
I'm not saying you shouldn't use straps. Go for it.Originally Posted by Sensei
I'm saying you shouldn't be using straps SO MUCH that they wear out on any sort of regular basis. I've used the same pair of harbinger POSes for years and they're not even close to being worn out.
I agree w. that, I only have to replace my straps if I lose them, but there are some pretty crummy straps out there that can't take much abuse...Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
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my 2 sets of straps arent worn, im just not satisfied with them as the wrist support isnt the greatest. i use my straps when im doing heavy deads (mixed grip). i go moderate and overhand grip to develop grip strength but im lacking their.
thanks for the coupon code... any idea when is the last day til its effective?
straps built to order
Code should be good for about a month. Don't know though.Originally Posted by jtteg_x
NEVER use straps with a mixed grip. EVER. Very dangerous for your biceps. The straps should be enough to allow for double overhand.