Pulling straps and pulling aids
Pull straps and pull aids are fitness accessories used in strength training to improve grip strength and increase support during certain exercises.
Pull straps, also known as wrist wraps or wrist supports, are wrapped around the wrists and secured with a loop or Velcro strap. They are used to improve grip strength and provide better stability during free weight exercises such as deadlifts, pull-ups or barbell rowing. The use of pull straps allows the wrists to relieve stress, resulting in more focus on the muscle groups involved.
Pulling straps, also known as hook straps or power grips, are special straps that wrap around the wrists and have a loop to hold the barbell or exercise equipment. They are mainly used for pulling exercises such as pull-ups, lat pull-downs, deadlifts or rowing. Pulling aids support grip strength by strengthening the grip around the dumbbell or piece of equipment. This allows heavier weights to be held without premature loss of grip strength.
Pull straps and pull aids can help increase the intensity and volume of the workout by increasing the load on the muscles and reducing grip strength fatigue. They allow you to focus on muscle training without wrists or grip strength becoming limiting factors. This can be especially beneficial for heavy weights or intense workouts.
It is important to note that the use of pull straps and pull assists are personal preferences and are not necessary for every athlete or every workout. They should not be considered as a substitute for grip strength training, but rather as a tool to aid in training and enhance performance. It is advisable to learn proper technique and form when using pull straps and traction aids to avoid injury and achieve maximum benefits.