Essential Fitness Weightlifting Wrist Straps
Weight lifting straps are a great product that can help you get more out of your lifts and workouts without having to worry about your hands giving out before your your muscles do. This is why the best weightlifting wrist straps are a gym bag essential for any bodybuilder, powerlifter, crossfitter, or even the weekend warrior to get more out of their workouts. When utilized effectively they can help you reach those personal bests at a much quicker pace compared to just your natural grip strength, especially later in your workouts when you’re already tired and want to get every little bit out of your workout you can.
Black & White Wrist Straps$14.99
Blackout Strength Wraps$24.99
EF Warrior Series – Snow Camo Wraps$24.99
v2 Limited Edition Blackout Wraps$24.99
v2 Series Black & White Wraps$24.99
v2 Series Blue Wraps$24.99
V2 Series Green Wraps$24.99
v2 Series Red Wraps$24.99
Warrior Series Digital Camo Strength Wraps
Warrior Series Pink Camo Wraps$24.99
Warrior Series Snow Camo Wrist Straps$14.99
Weightlifting Straps vs Natural Grip Strength: Which Way Is Better?
There are many out there that look down on weightlifting straps because they feel that by using them you will limit your hand strength and your ability to increase it over time. While this is an understandable stance to take, it’s one that limits your overall muscle building progress to how much your hands can handle. For instance if you are performing deadlifts and you could do 2-3 more reps but your hands simply just can’t hang onto the bar for that many more reps. If you were using wrist straps then you would be able to perform those 2-3 extra reps, which would mean you would be getting the absolute most out of your workout. If you look at this over a period of month or even years, if you were to never use wrist straps and just rely on your hand strength then you would be limiting your overall progress simply because your hand strength can’t keep up with the rest of your body.
This doesn’t mean that you have to use weightlifting straps for every set and every movement you do as we think building your overall hand strength is a great thing to do. Instead what we recommend is to use wrist straps when you start approaching a weight where you know your hands will give out before your muscles will in a given exercise. So over the course of an entire workout you may be using your natural hand strength 80-90S% of the time and using weight lifting straps just 10-20% of the time. This balance has not just served us well but the athletes we sponsor also go by this method when it comes to wrist straps as well.
What Exercises Should Weight Lifting Straps Be Used For?
There can be some confusion as to when wrist straps are best utilized and even how to use them. The rule when it comes to when to use weightlifting straps is you first and foremost only use them on any movement that requires you to pull weight towards you or weight that is going against gravity. Some of the most common movements you can use wrist straps on is:
- Lat Pulldown
- Pull Ups
- Bent Over Row
- Dumbbell Rows
- Shoulder Shrugs
- Dumbbell Curls
There are more variations on some of those movements where weight lifting straps can be used but for the most part those are the exercises where wrist straps can really get their full benefit.
We’ve Been Voted The Best
There are a lot of brands out there that claim they are the best but can’t back up those claims, well we feel we provide the best products but more importantly other sources and websites have voted us #1. These sites try and review dozens and dozens of wrist wrap and wrist strap brands out there and to be named the best is a great honor for us and something that we feel is a great badge of honor. But instead of us telling you all this, you can just see what others have said about our wrist wraps below but we bring the same quality to our weight lifting straps that we do our award winning wrist wraps.
Even with all the success of our wraps, we are always still working to make our products better. We look for ways to improve the performance of our wraps, quality and making them look just as good as they perform. You can rest assure that our wraps are the best on the market now and will continue to be in the future as well.
What Our Customers Have To Say
More important than what other websites and sources have to say about our wraps is what our customers have to say about our products. Here is what some of our customers have to say about Essential Fitness Powerlifting Wrist Wraps.
Literally the best wraps I’ve ever used! I knew right away as soon as I put them on and even more once I used them during my workouts. These things are SOLID. Great support, awesome design, cool colors and superior craftsmanship. Tempted to buy another pair just to have when these need to be replaced, but these will prob last until the zombie apocalypse! Also, they look SICK!! Love Em!!
These wraps are very flexible but also really strong as well and they definitely secure my very weak wrists when doing pressing movements in the gym. I love doing bench press, dips, etc but I just can’t do them without the wrist support that these provide. Needless to say I highly recommend if you have similar problems.
My husband really likes these wraps. They fit comfortably without squeezing or pinching while lifting. They fastened on securely with the wide strap so they didn’t move around or come off during his workout. He could tell a big difference between lifting with and without the wraps. He felt more stable and could feel the wrist support. Overall, a good investment if you are going to do exercise that requires wrist support.
I’m not one to leave reviews but I just had to this time because I love my wraps from EF! The color is awesome, the support of the wrpas is top notch and the customer service is awesome as I got my order just a couple of days after placing my order. I really can’t say enough about these wraps other than I will be getting more pairs in different colors so I can match them with whatever I’m wearing at the gym that day.
I have a history of tendonitis and issues with my wrists from years of playing guitar and other stringed instruments, so needless to say my wirsts are a real weak point of mine. As I’ve gotten stronger I’ve noticed a real limiting factor in continuing my progress is my wrists as there are times when I can’t even do pressing movements due to the pain in my wirsts. I went out looking for some wraps that were truly great and I got a bunch of different brands to try them out to find some that really help me. Well I needless to say I took the other wraps I tried back and I’m strictly an Essential Fitness wraps guy. These babies have been a life saver as I can now do my workouts without even having to think about the pain that is usually in my wrists. I have bought every color they have and I will get even more as they release them. A++++++