Gymreapers makes and provides the best lifting wraps for your heaviest push days, whether you’re into powerlifting, bodybuilding, CrossFit, gymnastics, or Olympic lifting. Lifting wraps, like traditional wrist wraps and strength wrist 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 CrossFit athletes, strength 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.
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 18 inches. Each wrist wrap includes a sturdy thumb loop at one end and a Velcro strip band at the end.
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.
Knee wraps are compression-type wraps that are designed to provide support and stability to knee joints. They’re made of similar elastic material used in wrist wraps but are much longer in material length (typically 72 inches or longer). Knee wraps are intended to improve knee safety during heavy (squatting) workouts. Knee wraps allow powerlifters, bodybuilders, and gym-goers to move more weight at a faster pace. Knee wraps are also useful in reducing the pressure and strain on tendons located in the quadriceps.
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.
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.
Gymreapers has successfully merged quality materials, functionality, and comfort in our premium knee wraps. Our gear is trusted by world record-holding powerlifters, IFBB pro athletes, and world-known fitness icons like Kris Gethin. When you rely on Gymreapers knee wraps, you get high-performing elastic material, reinforced stitching, and a velcro closure to give you long-lasting durability and compression.
Gymreapes lifting wrist wraps are built for enhanced safety, stabilization, and comfort. Our lifting 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 propel the amount of weight you can safely move. Whether you’re into CrossFit, 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.
Q: Should I wear wrist wraps all the time?
A: No, you should only wear wrist wraps in movements that require support on at least 50% of your one-rep maximum (basically your heaviest reps).
Q: How do I wear wrist wraps?
A: Aligning the wrist wrap material slightly above the wrist crease will help provide proper stability while preventing unnecessary wrist extension.
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.
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.
Q: What are knee wraps?
A: Knee wraps are made of similar elastic material used in wrist wraps but are much longer in material length (72 inches or longer). Knee wraps tend to improve knee safety during heavy (squatting) workouts.
Q: When should I use knee wraps?
A: The most common exercise you’ll see knee wraps being used for is during squats. You’ll often see powerlifters use knee wraps because they offer lifters the ability to lift more weight.
Q: How do knee wraps help me lift more weight?
A: The energy stored in the knee wraps is helpful during the eccentric phase of the squat, which acts as a propellant to move the lifter upwards and complete the move (rep).
Q: Why should I use knee wraps?
A: Aside from helping you move more weight, knee wraps are also useful in reducing the pressure and strain on tendons located in the quadriceps.
Q: How do you use knee wraps?
A: Everyone will have their own preference but there are two major ways of applying knee wraps. Check out this video that shows you the spiral technique for using knee wraps.
Q: Should I use knee wraps and knee sleeves?
A: That depends on the type of training you’re performing. For powerlifting and heavyweight movements, knee sleeves are preferred. For CrossFit and warming compression that can reduce pain, knee sleeves are a good option.