When practicing weightlifting, things can get a bit heavy-handed. Moving a barbell necessitates tons of pulling, which means having a respectable level of grip strength. Your hands have a lot of responsibility in the sport. If you want to lift a new personal record, you have to hold onto it.
To lift well, you have to stay connected to a roughly-surfaced barbell. Wear and tear to the surface of your hands can eventually become a limiting factor in your performance. Even when you have stellar grip strength, discomfort in your hands can still hold you back when there’s work to be done.
As such, Olympic lifters commonly rely on weightlifting straps throughout training. Straps secure the barbell to your hands so that you don’t have to use as much effort to hold onto the weight. When they’re used the right way, they help you get stronger. This is everything you need to know about using them to your advantage.
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