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lifting straps

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:56 pm
by Karlos
Can anyone recommend a good pair? I don't exactly know what constitutes a good pair..one's which don't snap i suppose? I had a pair of golds gym ones years ago and they were shit.

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:59 pm
by Rilla
I recently got my first and last pair of straps. They're from Ironmind and I'm pretty sure they'll last me a lifetime.

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:06 pm
by Karlos
Cheers, i'll check it out.

I've always been against straps, but now i realise my deadlift form is better double overhand, so fook it, im gona use 'em for my heavy deads. My grip will get plenty of work off everything else.

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:18 pm
by Flash Sketcha
Karlos wrote:Cheers, i'll check it out.

I've always been against straps, but now i realise my deadlift form is better double overhand, so fook it, im gona use 'em for my heavy deads. My grip will get plenty of work off everything else.


i'm weary of using them mate, could potentially cause injury IMO. Plus they look mega retarded.. lol

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:22 am
by Karlos
really? hows that? wrist injury?

Hah, i could train nekkid if i wanted to ash. How i look whilst i lift is not a concern :)

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:42 am
by Rilla
Karlos wrote:really? hows that? wrist injury?

Hah, i could train nekkid if i wanted to ash. How i look whilst i lift is not a concern :)


Do it! (and post vids)

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:12 am
by Rab
I emnt to write up a review of this site. Really good

http://www.vegansportshop.co.uk/

ATP straps are solid

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:13 am
by kp1512
these mate - you wont go back - i guarantee it with Rab's nipple

http://www.newimagesupplements.co.uk/pr ... 84507.aspx

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:43 am
by simon m
KP's ida is ghey, ATP straps as used by Alex, Rab and me!

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:55 am
by Alex
My APT's have lasted me a couple of years so far and still pretty good.

These are what I have:

http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/4378

But fancy trying these at some point:

http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/118023

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:20 am
by ollie
I also use APT straps, although I lost a pair a couple of weeks back and have taken the opportunity to train without them altogether. I'll get some more for heavy deads though, much prefer lifting double OH.

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:09 am
by Ader
I just got cheap ones (£3.99 off amazon I think) and just accept they'll break at some point.

I have some leather ones too - Confortable and great for light work (e.g. power snatches when you want to concentrate purely on form and not worry about grip) but useless if you're going heavy.

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:19 am
by kp1512
simon m wrote:KP's ida is ghey, ATP straps as used by Alex, Rab and me!


do I need to even say anything more?

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:05 pm
by Karlos
I think i'll just go with the basic apt straps off rab's site.

Those look rather strange KP, are they even straps?

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:51 pm
by Rab
Simons right. Me,Ollie, Simon and Alex all use ATP straps, and KP is a shmuk.

Good choice Karlos

Re: lifting straps

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:14 am
by Richard
Rab wrote:I emnt to write up a review of this site. Really good

http://www.vegansportshop.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

ATP straps are solid


I got my texas power bar & some elbow sleeves from him. He sells good gear for a decent price.