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Wrist Straps Definition
What Are Weight Lifting Wrist Straps?

You may have seen the heavy duty straps wrapped around a lot of bodybuilders' wrists at the gym. Those are wrist straps. Wrist straps are commonly used to aid the bodybuilder in prolonging their grip on certain exercises like heavy barbell shrugs and shoulder lateral raises. There are a many names out there for these tools of weight lifting.

Here is a list of some of the names that you might hear the Weight Lifting Wrist Straps being referred to as: Weight Lifting Wrist Straps, Lifting Straps, Powerlifting Straps, Power Straps, Deadlift Straps, Deadlifting Straps, Wrist Straps, Weight Lifting Straps, Weight Training Straps, Hand Straps, Weight Straps.

Wrist straps are lengths of non-stretching material that is "noosed" (looped end) around your wrists and then the remaining material (tail) is wrapped around a weight lifting bar to aid you in holding the weight. Their purpose is to keep the bar in your hands when lifting heavy amounts of weight. You might want to use straps if or when your grip can't handle the amount of weight you are using, sweaty hands, weak grip, hurt hands etc.

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