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WHICH LIFTING STRAPS ARE BEST FOR ME?

By Peter MacDonald-Brown June 05, 2020

We make a wide range of straps. All kinds of different shapes and sizes, so it can be hard to know what's best for you and which ones you need for which exercise/event. So let's clear this up...

What are Lifting Straps for?

Straps and grips help you hold the bar. This will allow you to lift more weight which help you increase your strength and grow more. They allow you to focus more on your form and the actual working muscles helping you to isolate them better which will in turn lead to more growth. They also save your hands and although Powerlifters are not allowed to use straps in competition lots do in training to save wear and tear on their hands and allow them to train harder.

HDC LIFTING STRAPS

Made from a heavy-duty canvas blend they are a standard shape, style and size (22" long and 1.5" wide) and have been designed to be comfortable as well as durable. They grip the bar well and are easy to use. These are the perfect all round strap and can be used for almost any exercise - Shrugs, Deadlifts, Bent Over Rows, Pull Ups or Pull Downs and Single Arm Dumbbell Rows. They are great for beginners all the way to pro level athletes. They come in 2 sizes - Classic and Big Boy (29.5"x2"). HDC Big Boy Straps are designed for Strongman Axle Deadlift but are also great for big hands and wrists.

ELITE LIFTING STRAPS

These are the standard shape, style and size (22" long and 1.5" wide) and made from nylon. They are super strong and will not tear or split. They are a fantastic all round strap and can be used for almost any exercise - Shrugs, Deadlifts, Bent Over Rows, Pull Ups or Pull Downs, Single Arm Dumbbell Rows and more. Great for an experienced lifter.

DUAL-PLY COTTON LIFTING STRAPS

These are the same shape and style as the Elite Lifting straps but are made from two layers of heavy duty cotton canvas - this makes them very comfortable whilst still being very strong. They are thicker and longer then our Elite Lifting Straps so the are great if you have bigger wrists and hands and if you are using thicker bars but they can be used for almost any exercise Shrugs, Deadlifts, Car Deadlift, Axle Bar Deadlift, Bent Over Rows, Pull Ups or Pull Downs. They make a great all round strap for Strongman in particular.

AXLE BAR ELITE LIFTING STRAPS

Same shape and style as standard straps but extra big for thick bars! They are a massive 29" long and 2" wide and are made from nylon. The are super strong and will not tear or split. Designed for Strongman Axle Deadlift but are also great for big hands and wrists. 

ELITE FIGURE 8 LIFTING STRAPS

Made from our signature heavy duty cotton canvas that has special weaving for maximum durability (rated to 600kgs) with an industrial strength sewn loop. These are perfect for max rep or max weight Deadlift and take away grip fatigue so your hands will not fail you. They come in 4 different wrist sizes to fit all wrist sizes. Sizing is very important so make sure you follow our size guide.

EXTREME FIGURE 8 LIFTING STRAPS

Made from super strong nylon webbing. They are a very thin strap which allows you to get a tight, close fit to the bar and really makes it feel locked in to your hands with no movement. These are perfect for max rep or max weight Deadlift and remove grip fatigue from the equation so your hands will not fail you. These straps are for more experienced lifters who are used to using our Figure 8 or Nylon Lifting Straps (Elite). 

OLYMPIC LIFTING STRAPS

Ultra strong nylon webbing sewn into a single closed loop with a shorter length. These are favoured by Olympic weightlifters as they are quick-releasing and are the safest/best option for movements like the snatch which require a fast release when the bar is overhead and balance is lost. Perfect for clean and jerk, snatch or any variation of these movements. 

MULTI GRIPS

This is a great all round product perfect for all gym users, it provides grip enhancement, protects your hands, supports your wrists AND can be used on almost any exercise. It allows you to concentrate on the larger muscle groups while not thinking or worrying about your grip. Our ingenious ergonomic design means they can be used for all pushing (as in the bench press) and pulling (as in the deadlift) movements in strength training.

 

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