Lifting straps are a great addition to a gym bag. No need to use straps on every set of your pulling moves, but don’t let your grip keep you from deadlifting or rowing huge.
Price: $19.95 – $30.00
A friend of mine let me try these straps when I first started lifting and I fell in love with them. I’ve had this one pair for a little over two years now and they take one hell of a beating.
I’m definitely not strong by any means but they hold up to 605 pound rack pulls. Constant 400+ pound deadlifts, 225+ pound rows and have not faltered yet.
These straps are pretty comfortable and don’t tear up your fingers like I’ve had other straps. They are just the right size for most regular Olympic barbells.
When going really heavy I tend to have marks and sometimes bruises from the straps. I don’t feel the pain when lifting, but just like some tight wrist wraps, you can see some marks and maybe a bruise. This doesn’t bother me but I thought I would throw that in there.
If you use a real deadlift bar or a bar that’s thinner than the regular gym bars, you are going to have to wrap the strap just a little further around and you’ll have to figure out the best way to hold it. It can be a little difficult until you figure it out.
Overall I give this product a 5/5. These straps have held up and are very strong. They wrap perfectly and hold any weight I’ve been able to throw at them so far. For the price you can’t beat them.
I don’t see many at local shops, I bought mine from Amazon and I couldn’t be any happier.
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