|Avengers ans 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.
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.
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