Anchor Weightlifting Straps, Black & White
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Created from a tough cotton-linen mix, these Olympic weightlifting straps will be a reliable tool in your training regimen. The robust material naturally has a textured surface, helping to build tension between strap and barbell, to generate a strong grip.
Featuring a slim cushioning, it disperses and eases pressure on the top of your wrists, for added protection, making them more comfortable even with bigger loads. They come in an airy mesh bag that keeps your straps organized and close at hand, in your gym bag. The subtle black & white colour pattern is a serious fit for weightlifters.
The main practical feature with olympic weightlifting straps is the benefit of having a quick-release loop. Other lifting straps are put on by threading in one end through a smaller loop and wrapped around the barbel multiple times, to have a maximal strong and tight grip. For Olympic weightlifting, in comparison there are other requirements because of the different dynamics of the sport.
A strong grip is needed too, but also the ability to quickly release your grip when losing balance in the bottom position, jumping forward or generally missing your lift. In Olympic weightlifting, wrapping around the bar one time is usually enough to get both a strong grip and the ability to quickly opt out of a lift in a split second. The fixed loop offers a closer connection with the barbell, on top. This allows you to focus on your given exercise, like pulls or snatch.
➲ Maintain a strong grip, ability to quickly release and focus on your given exercise, to train efficiently and safely.
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Do I need specific lifting straps for Olympic weightlifting?
When it comes to Olympic weightlifting, picking the right lifting straps actually can make a difference.
Firstly, you need a strap that can increase your grip strength and allow you to focus on your given exercise without having to worry about a fatigued grip. That’s what most lifting straps have in common.
Secondly, the weightlifting straps are not wrapped around the barbell multiple times, usually one time is enough. This is key because you want to be able to quickly release your grip from the bar when missing a lift or losing balance. The fixed loop shaped like a teardrop is also important for a quick release and good connection with the bar throughout the lift.
It's always important to keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to handle the weight safely and efficiently. Straps are generally a staple in Olympic weightlifting, specifically used in snatch pulls, clean pulls, snatches or lifts from hang position.