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Review: Strength Wraps

Avengers and Star Wars Strength Wraps
After a few months of CrossFit I started to feel a pain in my wrists. I approached my coaches and they recommended I work on wrist mobility and wrist strength. In the mean time, they recommended I use a pair of wrist wraps to help stabilize my wrists during overhead movements. I purchased wrist wraps with Velcro fasteners but after a few months of use, the Velcro wore out. I wanted another pair of wraps and decided to look into cloth wraps.

I've heard of cloth wraps from a podcast, The Wodcast Podcast. They were sponsored by Strength Wraps, a cloth wrap company. After browsing their print fabric section I saw the Avengers print and ordered it. When I first received my pair of Strength Wraps I didn't know how to put them on. The wraps didn't come with directions but I found a tutorial on YouTube. I was skeptical at first but after a few days lifting, I wish I started using them sooner. 

The Force is strong with this one. 

Pros of Strength Wraps

Great Support - The wraps provide great support for any overhead movement and doesn't inhibit your range of motion.

Adjustable - These wrist wraps can be adjusted on the fly. With a quick twist they can be loosen or tighten in only a few seconds. 

Cool Prints - Strength Wraps has a wide range of fabric designs. They range from solid colors to picture prints. You can also get custom wraps for your box.

Washable - I usually wash my wraps once a week depending on use. Since they are fabric, it will fade eventually.

Cons of Strength Wraps

Price - Strength Wraps range from $25 to $30, without shipping. Depending on where you are and how many you order, it might be a few dollars more. A 12" Rogue Wrap with Velcro starts at $12. 

Final Thoughts 

Strength Wraps are great for any overhead movement and oly lifts. The ability to adjust tightness on the fly and the awesome designs make it a great gear addition for any CrossFitter. The price is higher than most wrist wraps but quality and durability make up the price difference. I believe strength wraps will also outlast most conventional wrist wraps since they do not require Velcro to fasten. If you have any questions or comments, post them below.

Get your Strength Wraps HERE.

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Hello, my name is Nick and I'm from Guam. I'm an avid gamer and functional fitness exerciser. I'm not great at either but I do my best. I would describe myself as a huge nerd since I love most things you would find in typical nerd culture. I started doing CrossFit at CrossFit Gof Metgot in 2013 as a way to get my weight under control. I decided to change my exercise habits to lose that excess weight and be more fit. Hopefully my story inspires people to try out CrossFit.

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  1. Nice piece of information!!! In the squat, wrist wraps, can relieve pressure if you take a grip that uses a bent wrist. Nowadays, with the rising popularity of Starting Strength and their accompanying squat model, many people squat with straight wrists and their thumbs over the bar. For those who use this technique, wrist wraps won’t be particularly helpful. Keep on sharing!!!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my review. I don't usually use my wraps when doing back squats since a lot of pressure is not on my wrists.

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