Attention butter fingers, hook grippers, and the like… I’d like you to meet a couple of fancy leather strips, I think you guys might hit it off. Seriously, you’re missing out if you haven’t tried this style of straps yet. Maybe you’re still using those typical long straps that have to be endlessly wrapped around the bar. I know, even after you’ve fussed with them for a few minutes they still feel awkward and uneven. You’re losing your adrenaline so you begin the pull anyway. Or maybe you’re using some kind of wrist-support-strap combo device and it fell apart or you want something more minimalist. Whatever the case, you owe it to yourself to try something that just plain works. I despised almost every strap that I tried, and I’ve tried many. So I set out to make a strap… for myself. Prototype after prototype…sucked. I tested all different materials, shapes, lengths. Eventually we created a prototype that wasn’t bad, eventually turning it into something that I actually kind of liked. Over time I tweaked it into something I loved. Here’s why… Within your first or second session and a little practice, these straps take seconds to grip the bar. The leather is thick enough to be strong, but thin enough so gripping the bar with the straps feels the same as gripping the bar without. This way I can more easily switch back and forth between my normal grip (hook) and using straps without the acclimation period. Leather also feels and grips better than other materials. Lastly, the weight distribution over the hand feels more natural without the tightening and cinching around the wrist joint. If you’re anything like me, picky or dissatisfied with wrist straps you’ve used in the past, I’d recommend giving them a try.
Stoic Olympic Leather Lifting Straps
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