Today’s WOD: A whole lot of shoulder presses and even more power snatches. Yeah, today was a pretty good day for lifters and wrist straps. Lucky for me, MAX Lifting sent me a new pair of heavy duty wrist straps to try out.
I’ve used traditional, friction style wrist straps in the past, but never had the opportunity to use velcro wrist straps until I received my MAX Lifting straps in the mail. The thumb loop and velcro make it really easy to put on. I initially thought that because they used velcro, I wouldn’t be able to easily adjust them if I made them too loose or too tight. I couldn’t have been more wrong. These are easiest straps I have ever used. I put my thumb in the thumb holes, wrap it around my wrist, and secure. If I wanted the straps to be tighter I just undo the velco strap, then re-strap it, this time putting a little more tension on it.
Unlike friction wrist straps, these are noticeably thicker. It’s a difference easily noticed when lifting. I had the support I needed right out of the gate. Which was good because today’s work out was a tough one. If you are unsatisfied with your current friction style wrist straps, or are looking to invest in a pair, MAX Lifting straps cost just as much as any other pair out there, and are a good investment.
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