If you enjoy weightlifting, powerlifting or bodybuilding, you will hit a point in your lifestyle where you find that you need supporting tools to develop the strength that you want. To be able to support strong squats, a weightlifting belt helps quite a bit. But what about those trying to build strength in pulling movements?
The Problem With Pulling Movements
There are many pulling movements that you may find yourself doing in a workout.
- Bent Over Rows
- Power Cleans
- Pull Downs
What do exercises like this all have in common? You are using your hands to pull weight towards you or pull yourself towards the weight. In most cases, you are developing your back muscles, but something will always hold you back.
Your forearms! You will eventually hit a wall where your back can pull more than your forearms and grip can support. What do you do when you don’t want to be held back?
How to get around forearms strength
The best way to get around your grip is by finding yourself some lifting straps. Weightlifting straps or wrist straps will help distribute weight through your forearms, wrist, and barbell so that you can focus on improving your pulling strength. Most people can lift 15% more weight with straps than they can without. If you are deadlifting 400lbs, 15% can be a big jump.
Don’t let your grip hold you back anymore, get yourself a pair of weightlifting straps, and start getting stronger.