For xmas i want to reup on some new gear to assist with lifting.
Thus far i plan on getting versa grips for my hands
Iron Wraps-z for my knees
What type of glove and power belt do you buy rec?
the bands are best for heavy leg exercises?
the fat gripz look interesting how did you land on them? I like gloves personally. any rec's?
if gloves are a must for you, just get the versa grip Pros, they easily double as gloves (if you are just seeking to protect the hands). if you want something different that will be eye-catching get some gorilla grips (http://gorilla-grips.com); they've been on my xmas list for years but no one bothers getting them for me
As for belts, anything from Inzer or APT, just a matter of taste; I've had the Inzer lever belt for a year and love it for squatting. I might get a soft DL belt from Spud as normal belts dig into my rib cage.
for wrist and knee wraps, i am biased towards APT, the Inzer material does nto compare to APTs (personal opinion after using both).
Last edited by rxp1997; 12-10-2009 at 01:39 PM. Reason: typo
Any single prong belt from a reputable company (inzer, apt, elitefts) should work fine. I wouldn't want to screw around with a screwdriver every time I need to adjust my belt, so I've never gone with a lever belt. A 10mm should be fine for most. For bigger guys or those lifting huge poundages, 13mm might be better.
APT is great for straps and wraps. I don't wear gloves, so I don't have any input there.
I settled on the 10mm forever buckle belt
Has anyone used the versa grips? If they support wrist then that's prob what i will get.
If not wrist wraps.
If i were to go with Atp wraps, would i need chalk for gripping then?
any idea if the versa grips support the wrists for heave pressing movements? That would serve a triple purpose gloves, wraps and straps
Like I said in the other thread, I don't think they can serve all three purposes optimally.
Inzer and EliteFTS belts are identical, so which ever is cheaper. I have one of each.
would APT 24" Blue Mamba Wrist Wraps not provide good support for benching? or should i go with the convict series
3 quick things.
is 24' good enough length?
also what series for knee wraps? & length. i do not press crazy weight but want something good that will last
lastly, is there any way to protect my hands with light gloves or something while haveing wraps on my wrists?
24' for wrist wraps is plenty. For knee wraps I suggest getting the knee sleeves that APT sells because they are a lot more manageable then wraps and not nearly as stiff as a tight wrap. As for your hands just tough it out and use some chalk.
as for gloves, i guess you can use them with wrist wraps, depends on the fit I imagine (dont use gloves myself so cant really tell ya).
do they 12' blue mambas provide good support? the difference b/w 12 and 24 seems like alot 2 me or is it not that much less support?
apt knee sleeves sound like a good idea. they support well? vs wraps. also which model
I use the knee sleeves as well from APT. They do support well, almost as good as wraps, but they are alot more practical. Unless you are doing some serious weight, the sleeves work very well.