I’ve probably been using traditional weight lifting straps for about ten years. You’ll recognise the type.You wrap one end around your wrist and the other around the barbell, dumbbells, handles, and so on, essentially attaching the weight to your wrists/hands.This improves your grip on the weight and prevents it from slipping out of your hands during your set. They work extremely well if you’ve never used them before.Versa Gripps are not straps.
It’s just a slightly modified version of the traditional type that most of us are already familiar with and use.They both serve the same purpose (improving your grip on the bar) and are used in the same manner (one end goes around your wrist, the other end is wrapped around the bar). It’s essentially a different version of the same training tool.
A Versa Gripp is superior to a regular weight lifting strap.
The question is whether Versa Gripps are superior to regular weight lifting straps. Let us find out… Wait…straps? Isn’t it true that they were a bad thing? Straps are disliked by some people. They argue that they are nothing more than crutches used to compensate for a weak grip, and that using them prevents you from ever improving your grip strength. As a result, everyone should avoid straps at all costs.
These people, on the other hand, are idiots in my opinion, and I strongly advise using straps whenever possible (assuming your goals allow for it). Why? Because almost no one does exercises to improve their grip, such as rows, pull-ups, deadlifts, shrugs, dumbbell lunges/split squats, and so on. We do them to strengthen the muscle groups that they are designed to strengthen (back, legs, etc.).
Lifting a certain amount of weight
The problem is that as we get stronger, those muscle groups become capable of lifting a certain amount of weight for a certain number of reps that our grip isn’t as capable of supporting. So, should the rest of our body’s training suffer because our grip fails before the body part we’re trying to train? If you lack common sense, the answer appears to be yes. Otherwise, you simply use straps, which is the simple and quick solution to this problem.
When compared to traditional straps, the Versa Gripps Pro
As I was saying earlier, I have most likely been using regular straps for the better part of a decade. They have fulfilled their purpose in the best possible manner and have functioned. without a hitch for me. However, at some point a few years ago, I stumbled across Versa Gripps and wondered if they would work any better than my tried-and-true straps have in the past.
I finally bought them last month and have been testing them out. Testing? Well, initially, I used both my usual straps and Versa Gripps. so I could alternate sets/exercises. Why? So I could notice differences (big or small, positive or negative). Why? I’m like that. After that, I only used Versa Gripps for 2 weeks. I tested them on my heaviest sets of exercises. I’ve always used deadlifts, rows, and shrugs) and a couple I almost never use them on (like lat pull-downs). I was careful.