Stoic Lifting Straps
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.
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.
- FASTER SETUP – With practice, these lifting straps only take seconds to set up. Just feed the hanging end around the bar, give it a twist to tighten, and you’re ready to go. Need to bail from the bar in a hurry? Just release your grip as normal and you’re unattached.
- SUPPLEMENTS GRIP, DOESN’T DO THE WORK FOR YOU – Helps build better grip strength versus wraps/hooks that could be considered “overly supportive”. Due to the shorter length, a firm grip must be applied to the barbell to create the friction necessary, similar to a hook grip. Don’t expect to hold onto very heavy weights without effort using these straps!
- LEATHER GRIP – Lasts longer than cotton, less slippery than nylon. We thought long and hard when choosing the material of the wrap and decided on a 3MM thick, tough leather. This material breaks in and softens over time, grips well, and is stronger than the cotton materials used in other wraps.
- WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION – Distributes weight over the hand rather than tightening around the wrist. Doesn’t cinch and tighten around the wrists. Right and left specific lifting straps allows even bar wrapping.
CAUTION: Lifting weights with or without the the use of equipment can result in injury. Injuries including, but not limited to, strains, broken bones, bruises, numbness, loss of circulation, and soft tissue injuries. To avoid injury, lift weight within your physical means, and use correct technique while lifting. Product may cause severe injury. Always thoroughly inspect your lifting straps for signs of wear, including small tears, abrasions, or cracks before use. Jewelry, fingernails, and other sharp objects including barbell or pull up bar knurling may cause small tears and abrasions.