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Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are a fantastic training accessory to help enhance lifting technique and reduce premature grip fatigue.
These heavy duty cotton straps are the ideal replacement for the traditional lifting straps which are known for their impractical and uncomfortable design.
The Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are designed to loop over the lifting bar whilst your wrist is secured through both hoops. This creates a grip which can be used for both over hand and under hand lifting techniques to provide a secure grip on any size bar.
Unlike traditional lifting straps, figure 8 straps can be adjusted at any stage during your lift without having to unwind straps. For added comfort and support, each strap is constructed with padded foam sections to protect your wrists.
Place wrist through one of the loops and pass the second loop underneath the bar. Feed your wrist through the second loop, securing the bar in place. Grip the bar and the strap securely before performing your lift.
For more specific direction we recommend seeking the advice of a fitness expert.
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Don't be deterred by its bad taste and poor mixability. The figure of 8 straps do exactly want there Ment too. If your grip gives up at the start of a back exercise whilst your doing some shrugs, how can you do bent over rows or deadlift without them? Thats rhetorical... The figure of 8 design makes them quick and easy to use, also it would take a lot to snap them.Goes Well With:Lifting
I wanted to try some straps after my grip started slipping with heavier deadlifts. This was especially important after moving house and having to workout on tiled floors. Dropping 90kg on the floor might have lead to divorce! I was amazed how much difference the straps made, I feel like I can go heavier and no fear of dropping damage. Highly recommended. Goes Well With:wrists and deadlifts
A must have for doing heavy deadlifts and shrugs. Makes lifting the bar possible even after your grip fails completley :D Can also be used on dumbbells or for doing pullups.Goes Well With:Barbell
These are great for deadlifts and such, though for me I wear wrist sweat bands so they fit correctly. Just to let you guys know they are great for doing rope type chin ups. Just drape them over a pull up bar. The middle, stitched together part sits on top of the bar. You grab the 2 looped bits together. It's a bit difficult to explain, but when you try it you should find the padding portion of the straps sits directly below your hands so you won't slip of the bottom too easily, yet they still give you some grip work. You can also stick your hands/wrists through the loops if you want to. Allows much better shoulder rotation on chinups and better range of motion. I never do normal chin ups now.
These straps are fantastic, unlike normal straps which you normally still have to grip these allow you to take a loose grip so you can use your energy for lifting rather than gripping. There is soft padding around the wrists so the straps are really comfortable as well.
Bought these as an experiment when my old conventional style straps were starting to wear. I was very sceptical how these could work effectively but I was pleasantly surprised. They are quicker to use than the old style wraparounds (more reason to hit those heavy drop sets) and offer as much grip and support during the lift as well. Easy to use, just slam them round a bar, and 'wind them up' (you'll know what I mean if you use them) and fire away. Plus, Eddie Hall broke a dead lift world record with them, so all the cool kids are using 'em now. Good value, would recommend for powerful back sessions.Goes Well With:An obscenely large weight and a lot of masculine grunting
I've found these to be a lot quicker to place and adjust than standard straps, so reduces time between drop sets / super sets, and the ability to slide them on and off pull down bars is very useful rather than having to reset them constantly. Would recommend over standard straps unless training back with another body part, as these straps are not as easy to train other areas e.g. training back & chest.Goes Well With:Deads, shrugs and rows
I tried the wrist straps but never have tried any equipment like this before but they as so effective! Took two or three sessions to get used to them but they helped me dead lift at least 20kg just by wearing the straps. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to lifting a little bit extra weight with easy.
I had big expectations, however figure 8 links are too wide, and cannot get enough grip. Will stick with usual straps
They are what they are, sturdy and they certainly help relive stress on your wrists and hands - great for working out your back.Goes Well With:heavy lifting
Seems soft and durable, hoops are little bit too loose for my wrists, works well while using gloves or wrist wraps
The Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are a good, high quality strap with comfortable padding and thick materials. I initially purchased these for dumbbell shrugs and deadlifts. It is however extremely hard to use with dumbbells as the length and thickness of them make it very tight to secure and then grip, although it can be done. I also however now use them for my heaviest sets of upright rows as I feel my forearms give out a lot quicker than the primary working muscles do. Overall these are a great product and I would recommend them to anyone who struggles with their forearm strength in the aforementioned exercises.Goes Well With:A decent pair of gloves
I got these Myprotein Figure 8 Straps because I have a very bad wrist injury and cannot grip anything. I can use them for barbell rows but when it comes to heavy stuff like dead lifts they do not wrap around the hand tight enough to take everything away from the hands and for the grip, the holes in the figure 8 straps are way too big.
Couldn't get on with regular straps. These were so easy to put on the bar, give a solid hold and added 10kg to my deadlift PB. Wont use them all the time but great for heavier lifts or when your hands are fatigued but you still have more to lift. Worked really nicely for one arm rows too. Strong, comfortable, well made, wish I'd found them ages ago.
I have found these straps to be very beneficial. At present I have only used them for deadlifts and bent over rows, but, they really do work and I have found I am able to lift around 40kg more! One thing I haven't tried them with yet is dumbells. Not sure how I will be able to get the strap over using only one hand. I'm sure there is a way. Maybe trial and error to get a technique going. Overall the figure 8 straps are very comfortable and work well.
I've used the Myprotein Figure 8 Straps 3 times since purchase. I found them very comfortable to wear. They're just the right size for my wrists, and seem very strong and sturdy. I'm using them for my pulldown and bentover row, and my deadlift power has increased at least 15%. I wouldn't rely on them too heavily as grip strength may suffer for it, but it's an absolute gem when it comes to big lifts.Goes Well With:Deadlifts, Bentover Rows, Pulldowns, Shrugs
These Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are well worth buying. When I use my normal straps for gym work, the strap that curls in my palm makes the grip thicker and costing me a few reps, but these figure 8 straps have cut that out.
The Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are the best straps I've had. They're easy to use, quick, with no messing about. I'm glad I've got them.
With the Myprotein Figure 8 Straps I can lift and pull more.
After using normal straps for a while I thought I would give the Myprotein Figure 8 Straps a go. I found them to be a lot easier to set up for use as you can use both hands to get them onto the bar then slide them to your width of grip required, when using a wide bar for say a lat pull down machine just put them on then slid over each end of the bar when/if required. The only possible drawback I can think off is if you had a sudden need to release the weight it can not be done the same way as traditional straps i.e. just let go and they unravel. These straps need the weight to be taken off the straps so you can slide your hands out.
These Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are a great item, and excellent for doing pulling exercises like lat pull downs or single arm tricep extensions. These are good quality and a cheap price.
The Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are very good. They're comfortable and strong, and do the job well.
After a research on internet I decided to buy Figure 8 lifting straps. And I couldn't do better. If you do dead lifts or bent over rows you won't lose your grip anymore. It will give you a freedom of movement but also a security if you loose your grip. They are made from good material with padding and will move you to the next step with your weight and exercise. These are highly recommended.
The Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are the best straps I've ever had! There's no slip!Goes Well With:Heaving weights lifting (dead-lift)
The Myprotein Figure 8 Straps are a good overall product. They didn't feel as comfortable as lifting straps, but are definitely easier to use.Goes Well With:Liquid chalk
Glad I got the Myprotein Figure 8 Straps, it makes dead lifting a lot easier and safer. If you lose your grip you can't drop the bar.Goes Well With:Dead lifting!