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.
Write a review to be in with the chance to win a £100 voucher
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