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Too Thin for Serious Training
on April 30, 2016
I do all kinds of training. Bodybuilding, CrossFit, power lifting, Olympic lifting, and sometimes I just build "good old-fashioned hurtin' bombs". As a 30-year old male in relatively good shape, I move some pretty heavy weights. When I go into a max effort 1, 3, or 5 rep lift or even a brutal metcon, I like to have a little extra stability so the small stuff doesn't limit the big movements and progress.
I have a variety of other wraps and the hook & loop design such as these is the only way to go. Twist to tighten, twist to loosen, you can wear them all workout long and adjust as necessary. Once you get used to them, it takes about 10 seconds to secure each wrap. These wraps are on par with the best for ease of use regarding this design.
Unfortunately, these wraps are very thin. Sure, they look cool. But if you're serious about wrist support and enhancing stability, look for something thicker. Today I went in and after warming up pumped out 5 x 5 @ 265 on push jerk using these wraps. While I felt the wraps on my wrist, they did very little if anything to increase stability. However, they did help keep the sweat off my hands, which is how I justified continuing to wear them throughout my workout.
Serious lifters, look elsewhere.