Monday, August 17, 2009
Many times when working out you are limited to how much weight you can lift because you grip is not strong enough or the bars start to hurt your hands. This usually only happens during pulling movements when working the back or biceps. Pull-ups work your lats and require you grip to be very strong. Also, shrugs work your traps and require a very good grip. To prevent these lifts from hurting your hands you can use weight lifting gloves. I wouldn't recommend that you get much padding in them because the padding makes it more difficult to grip things. The best thing you can do to help you grip is use weight lifting straps. These wrap around your wrist and then wrap around the bar so that it won't slip out of your grip. If you are serious about lifting big weight you need weight lifting straps.