Pfau Fitness: Versa Gripps an absolute MUST have!

January 17th, 2012

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You are in the gym. You are all ramped up to do some heavy pulling. Heavy metal music is blasting on your IPOD and now it’s time for some heavy sets of deadlifts. A decision has to be made. Should you use a double overhand grip or mixed grip? I have a better idea. VERSA GRIPPS!

Why You Should Use Straps

Versa Gripps are a much better version of lifting straps. Some people are against using lifting straps claiming that they hamper your ability to build natural grip strength in your forearms. This argument makes absolutely no sense to me. You are doing deadlifts to build up your back and legs, not your forearms. If you are capable of lifting a certain amount of weight but your grip is holding you back, then you are basically putting your body through the most grueling full body exercise for the sole purpose of building up your forearms. Think about it this way. If you are capable of doing bicep curls with 50 pound dumbbells but you have a wrist injury which makes it so you can only do 25 pound dumbbells without pain, are you getting much of a benefit from doing those 25 pound curls? Not really. Same thing with deadlifts and any other exercise where your grip may give out first. If you can barbell row 225 pounds with straps but only 185 pounds without, then use the straps! Train your forearms separately at the end but don’t sacrifice your back and leg work out because you want your forearms to get bigger.

Versa Gripps Instead of Regular Straps

I used regular lifting straps for three years and thought they were the greatest invention ever. I immediately became stronger on all my back exercises and my back significantly improved since I was able to take my forearms and biceps out of the movement. One day during a heavy set of dead lifts, my straps tore. I ignored my friend’s advice to get Versa Gripps and got another pair of straps instead. After another couple of months, the straps tore again during a set of dead lifts and I almost hurt myself. I decided enough was enough and decided to try Versa Grippsinstead.

Versa Gripps are much easier to use than straps. Rather than waste time wrapping them around the bar, they lock on tightly in seconds. There is no wrapping involved. Versa Gripps are made of a stickier material so they actually stick to the bar and don’t slip at all. The easiest way to describe this is it kind of feels like I have a Spiderman grip on the bar. Lastly, unlike straps, Versa Gripps are actually comfortable on the wrists since they provide wrist support. They may be a bit more expensive but they are easily worth the price since they will last for years. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of Versa Gripps PRO Seriestoday.

VooDoo Fit Reviews Versa Gripps

January 17th, 2012

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It was about time to get a new set of lifting straps but I had been putting it off for a while until I worked out with my friend and saw his Versa Grips. They looked pretty cool and are lifting straps which also offer protection like a glove would.

Now I haven’t used gloves for a long time because they bother me and feel a little weird when lifting. They also smell and get nasty after a while. I thought to myself well they couldn’t be any worse then gloves so I ordered a pair of the Pro grips.

When I first used them I was a little worried because they were a bit stiff but decided that they would wear in after a couple of workouts.

After a couple of weeks using these grips I am thoroughly impressed; they are broken in and I use them for all of my workouts not just pulling like I would with a set of wrist straps.

I also like the fact that they are open and not restrictive on my hands like a set of gloves would be.

If you’re in the market for a new set of straps or gloves, take some time to check these out and decide if they would be a good fit for you. Don’t forget to take note of the sizes before ordering.


Free Style Fitness Reviews Versa Gripps

January 17th, 2012

Free Style Fitness Review >>>

I love working out, and I love working back, but today it was hard to get out of bed. I’m glad I did though, because I had a great workout and burned 758 calories (according to my heart rate monitor). Today I wore my favorite new grips that are awesome for pulling exercises- they’re called Versa Gripps and they are SO MUCH less cumbersome than traditional straps. I notice I can pull a little more weight with straps, but was put off by how much of a hassle they are to wrap around bars. Then I was introduced to Versa Gripps, and they are so much easier to use! I am still breaking them in but so far I give a favorable review!!