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Old 06-10-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
John Wallace
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Strength Wraps vs Wrist Wraps

Hey so I was just wondering what the pros and cons are of the different style of wraps and the preference of many on here? I am looking to order one or the other and have no experience with either. I will just be using them for over head movements and probably muscle ups. ( I always end up ripping my wrist a bit due to the false grip)

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Strength Wraps vs Wrist Wraps

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Hey so I was just wondering what the pros and cons are of the different style of wraps and the preference of many on here? I am looking to order one or the other and have no experience with either. I will just be using them for over head movements and probably muscle ups. ( I always end up ripping my wrist a bit due to the false grip)

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I use wrist wraps. They are great for any overhead/pressing movements. As for MUs though, they are not that useful. I started to get a small rip doing MUs the other day and decided to throw on some wrist wraps. I couldn't grip very well, because they slid off the ring causing you to lose the false grip. I would say just build your wrist up or use tape.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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Re: Strength Wraps vs Wrist Wraps

I've found plain old sweat bands are great for reducing friction on muscle ups.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Re: Strength Wraps vs Wrist Wraps

Personally for any powerlifting movements/ presses Wrist wraps are the go.

For WODs I will be getting myself some strength wraps. They are ALOT easier to adjust mid wod.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:50 AM   #5
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Re: Strength Wraps vs Wrist Wraps

For muscle-ups, my favorite product is a trainer's bag staple: self-grip. Self Grip provides good protection, adheres MORE when sweaty, and is mildly reusable.

You can get it at nearly any pharmacy in the States.

Wrist Wraps and Strength Wraps are meant to support the wrists when lifting overhead or pressing heavy in any plane. They're not really designed to protect the skin from friction-induced injury.

For years, I used a normal wristband (terry) with athletic tape over the top for grip/friction. This worked very well.

Hope that helps.

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