Wrist wraps have recently become commonplace in any in any gym, pole dance studio and gymnastics facility you can think of. When you walk in, you are almost guaranteed to see people utilizing wrist brace of some kind, usually black in colour, hanging from a person’s arms as he or she walks between equipment before starting their weight sets or training.
There is a reason why wrist wraps have become commonplace in pole dancing, gymnastics and lifting weights, they support your wrist in a way that protects them from possible injury from intensive training that can permanently damage your wrists.
When to Use Wrist Straps
So what’s going on exactly? Basically, wrist straps are pieces of leather or cloth that are sewn together; it is meant to go around your waist in order to help you support your wrists when under unnatural training stress.
You will often see them used by bodybuilders and casual weightlifters alike, but these accessories can be very useful to powerlifters.
This is just a general description, however, and doesn’t really scratch the surface of the constant online debate about straps. This article is meant to outline the basics of using straps for predominantly the Gymnast and Pole dancer…
What are they good for? What shouldn’t they be used for? Is it essential dealing with sore wrists and possible injuries when doing intense sports like cross fit, pole dancing and gymnastics that rely heavily on grip and arm based movements.
So, Why Wear Wrist Wraps?
A notable weight lifter once said, ‘no straps, no traps’, and this might be one of the truest things I’ve ever heard or read. There are many people all over the Internet that will loudly argue that using straps is cheating and that you should never use them, and from a certain perspective, they have a point since straps are not allowed for specific events and competitions.
Though I always emphasize specificity pole dancing and gymnastic training, wrist supports can be incredibly beneficial if used correctly, carefully, and selectively during preparation as they can help your training milestones in landing a move you have been working hard on but the intense pressure on your wrists stops you from excelling.
The main reason why I would recommend using wrist support bands is that you are able to work out harder and even fatigue your body without having to worry about your grip giving out first.
Types of wrist wraps
There are many types of wrist supports on the market that serves different purposes, for lifting weights, regular fitness and therapeutic reasons, however, there are not many wrist wraps that offer an all around flexible solution for the normal fitness people along with the more serious pole dancers and gymnasts.
You are currently on the Sneakydeez website which we have created a wrist wrap the helps pole dancers, gymnasts, yogi’s and the regular fitness people an optimal wrist braces solution used for intense trainings while offering the wrist flexibility you need for your trainings application.