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Old 06-01-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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Can anybody recommend any good lifting straps? Ive got some cheap thin ones and the really bruise up my wrists. And on Sat after using them my thumb and index finger were numb. today is wed and theyre still numb. Any advice besides not using them. Thanks
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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here is a good site..
http://search.store.yahoo.com/cgi-bi...talog=exercise
just on a side note, and if you already do this don't be insulted, but to make the straps last longer don't use them unless it's the last set and your form is being sacrificed. I use to use straps all the time and it made my forearms weak as hell and it made me look disproportioned :( .
I know of another site but I'm having trouble finding it. if you try googling powerlifting and wrist wraps you can find a lot of good wraps.
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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thanks for the advice i only use my straps when im doing back. I tried without straps today and my grip sucked. Any advice on how to better my grip.
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I know of another site but I'm having trouble finding it.
www.elitefts.com
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/frames.asp
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Can anybody recommend any good lifting straps? Ive got some cheap thin ones and the really bruise up my wrists. And on Sat after using them my thumb and index finger were numb. today is wed and theyre still numb. Any advice besides not using them. Thanks
interesting ive never had that happen to me before, do u have any idea why they give u bruises (i rarely use them so i dont know much about them)
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thanks for the advice i only use my straps when im doing back. I tried without straps today and my grip sucked. Any advice on how to better my grip.
-dead lifts are great for building back and grip.
-hanging leg raises, also if you do a chinup and hold that position and do leg raises you work arms as well as abs.
-behind the back barbell wrist curls
-and try just holding heavy weight for 30sec., grab a 100lbs+ db and just hold it until you feel your grip going. do this in a kneeling position so if you have to drop the weight it has less distance to travel. also using a barbell will give you the ability to put on a lot of weight for gripping.
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Don't worry about your grip too much. That will come in time. I have wrist wraps that have a nice cusion for your wrists. I forgot the brand, but they are out there. I still get black and blue sometimes on back day. You just need to suck it up. I didn't get black and blue until I started lifting the stack on everything, so I'm naturally curious as to what you lift?

Wrist wraps are the most important piece of gear I have. It will allow you to focus more on the quality of the lift instead of hanging on to the weight. Don't lift back without them because your back will suffer.

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Old 06-01-2005, 08:16 PM   #8
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why let your grip hold you back on heavy back movements? i've got the black padded straps as well... i think i got them at academy. i dont' get bruises from them, but i do get burns that last a day or so after i have a back workout
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your grip won't hold you back that much as long as you train your forearms right and don't become completely dependent on straps.
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