Wrist Wraps For Weightlifting
Gymreapers makes and provides the best lifting wraps for your heaviest push days, whether you’re into powerlifting, bodybuilding, CrossFit, gymnastics, or Olympic lifting. Like traditional wrist wraps and strength wrist wraps, lifting wraps provide incredible stability when performing push or overhead movements.
If you’re training or bodybuilding, you’ve seen people at the gym rely on these wrist wraps to give stability and support while pushing for their max rep.
For cross-functional training athletes, adjustable wrist wraps provide support without constricting wrists for a full range of motion. Gymreapers offers premium wrist wraps for multiple weightlifting movements in a variety of color options.
What are Wrist Wraps?
Wrist wraps can be confusing especially when there are so many choices on the market. Wrist wraps are made to provide support and stability to the wrist joints.
Gymreapers wrist wraps come in a set of two, made of durable cotton and elastic material, with each wrap measuring a certain length that determines how many times it will wrap around your wrist and how sturdy of support you would be looking for. Each wrist wrap includes a durable thumb loop at one end and an attachment strip band at the end.
What are Strength Wrist Wraps?
Like traditional wrist wraps, strength (CrossFit) wrist wraps are made to provide support to the wrist joints and flexors during heavy lifting. Unlike most other wrist wraps, strength wrist wraps are made from a thinner material and feature a string tying mechanism.
Many CrossFitter athletes use strength wrist wraps due to their ability to offer a better range of motion.
What to look for in Wrist Wraps?
When making your decision for wrist wraps, carefully review the quality and longevity of the material of the wrist wraps. Traditional Velcro wrist wraps are made with high-grade material (like cotton and elastic) designed for durability and longevity.
Look for wrist wraps that are 18 inches in length so you get an adequate amount of support. Remember that wrist wraps are typically used when maxing out movements on the bench press, shoulder press, or most push movements.
What to look for in Strength Wrist Wraps?
For those that enjoy compound movements or are into CrossFit, strength wraps are the best way to go. They’re less bulky, featuring a longer fabric design (about 36 inches), and can be adjusted quickly, which comes in hand during quick movements.
What are Wrist Wraps For?
Gymreapers lifting wrist wraps are built for enhanced support, stabilization, and comfort. Our lifting wrist wraps can be crucial to getting the most out of any strength training routine. Which lifting wraps are right for you? Choose from traditional wraps, strength wraps, and weightlifting knee wraps that support every workout and propels the amount of weight you can safely move.
Whether you’re into powerlifting, strength training, bodybuilding, or just need more support, there is a lifting wrap set for you. Listed in the menu above is our complete catalog of durable wraps that will support your wrists and knees during any heavy lifting.
Are you still not sure whether lifting wrist wraps are for you? That's okay, there are plenty of choices and the decision can be overwhelming. To help you with your decision, read this quick document that lays out some of the most common questions and answers when choosing lifting wrist wraps.
Wrist Wraps FAQ
Q: When to use wrist wraps?
A: When it comes to wearing wrist wraps. Generally, you will want to use wrist wraps as you get into your working sets and are above or close to 70% of your working max. If you are wanting extra support for any reason it does not hurt to wear them during the duration of your workouts for added support.
Q: How to put on wrist wraps
A: If you are wondering how to wear wrist wraps for weightlifting, first you will need to place the thumb loop around your thumb. Wrap the wrist wrap in the direction required to have the attachment piece show at the top. As you wrap, determine your desired level of compression as you go around the wrist.
To wrap your wrist wraps most successfully make sure you ensure proper wrist support through the entirety of the joint. For a video demonstration on wrapping your wrist wraps please view our Youtube.
Q: Can I wash my wrist wraps?
A: We highly recommend washing your wrist wraps as often as you need to. This gets rid of built-up sweat and bacteria that can live in the wrist wrap material fibers. We do not recommend putting them in the washing machine or dryer.
Q. How tight should wrist wraps be?
A: The question on whether your wrist wraps should be very tight or loose is personal. It's recommended that the wrist wraps are there to support and stabilize the wrist as you are weightlifting at a comfortable level of compression. Wrap the wrist wraps to your desired level of compression and support and ensure they are not so tight that they are cutting off any blood flow from your hands and arms.
Strength Wraps FAQ
Q: Do I need wrist support in CrossFit or gymnastics?
A: If your WOD is particularly involved and has a mix of movements that require support, then yes, you should wear strength wrist wraps. Strength wrist wraps can be easily adjusted or removed as you transition from one movement to another.
Q: How do you use strength wrist wraps?
A: Strength wrist wraps can be quickly adjusted. Similar to traditional wrist wraps, you’ll wrap the material around your wrist and tie the end loops to fit your desired level of compression.
Q: How do know if strength wrist wraps are right for me?
A: If fast-paced, high-intensity workouts (CrossFit) are more of your type of thing, then strength wrist wraps are the way to go. Strength wrist wraps are a better choice for WODs because they can quickly be adjusted for your preferred level of support while giving you a better range of motion.
Q: How do I care for my strength wraps?
A: Care of your strength wraps is important and can be done often with just soap and warm water (hand wash). Leave strength wraps to hang dry only.