hookgrip lifting straps


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Very heavy duty heavyweight nylon lifting straps. The total material length is 23″ (although the straps themselves are 11.5″, making for an easier release on snatch misses) long x 1″ wide. The strap ends are sewn using a high-end machine designed for commercial application — they will not come apart for a very very long time, if ever. These straps will last a very long time.

Each strap has a “left” and “right” indicator to let you know which hand to put it on. The label also is oriented so you’ll be able to read it when wearing the strap correctly.

One important sidenote is that these straps are not 100% ready to use out of the box. The heavyweight nylon is too slick to be used immediately, you may have trouble generating enough friction to get the strap wrapped tightly around the bar. The solution is simple: put the straps into a chalk bucket and rub chalk into the straps thoroughly. Then take the straps and rub the inside of the strap back and forth along the knurling of a barbell for a minute or two. You can also use some mild sandpaper very lightly (do not be rough if you use sandpaper, it will reduce the life of your straps if too much abrasive force is applied) instead of a barbell. Once you’ve removed the initial slickness, these straps will be good to go for a long time.

As always, before you use straps on heavy snatch attempts, teach yourself how to fail and properly release the straps. These straps are much easier to release than most but it is still possible to get caught in them if you are not familiar with releasing them. In general, straps are not recommending when cleaning except by the most experienced lifters and even then, they can hurt themselves.

Made in Las Vegas at Average Broz Gym.