How To Correctly Use Lifting Straps

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How To Correctly Use Lifting Straps

Incorporating lifting straps into your weightlifting routine can be a game-changer, allowing you to push your limits and reach new heights safely. However, it's crucial to understand how to use them properly to maximize their benefits and minimize the risk of injury.

1. Choose the Right Straps:

Invest in high-quality lifting straps that are durable and comfortable. Look for straps made from materials like cotton, nylon, or leather, with reinforced stitching for added strength. Ensure they are long enough to wrap around the bar securely while still allowing you to maintain a comfortable grip.

2. Proper Strap Placement:

Place the lifting straps securely around your wrists, making sure they are snug but not too tight. Position them just below the base of your fingers, allowing your hands to wrap firmly around the bar without the straps digging into your skin.

3. Grip Technique:

Before lifting, grip the bar with your hands as you normally would. Then, wrap the lifting straps around the bar, making sure they are tight and secure. Use an overhand grip with the straps, ensuring they are wrapped in the direction that will tighten when weight is applied.

4. Maintain Proper Form:

While lifting with straps, it's essential to maintain proper form to avoid strain or injury. Keep your back straight, engage your core, and focus on lifting with your legs rather than your back. Remember to breathe steadily throughout the lift, exhaling as you exert force.

5. Know When to Use Straps:

Lifting straps can be beneficial for exercises like deadlifts, rows, and pull-ups, where grip strength may become a limiting factor. However, it's essential to use them strategically and not rely on them for every lift. Incorporate grip-strengthening exercises into your routine to maintain overall hand and forearm strength.

Lifting straps can be a huge addition for your training and results. 

It’s important to know how to use them and when.

I hope this article and video helps you and if so please feel free to drop a comment, I would love to hear from you.


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