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    best powerbelt for lifting


    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?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    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?

    Thanks
    search in this thread there was one a while ago about this topic.. i think a inzer forever belt would do it. elitefts has them no sale.. im thinking about picking up some fat gripz, a belt and bands myself
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    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?
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    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rxp1997 View Post
    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 bet 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).
    couldnt agree more. I love my inzer forever belt, takes a bit to break in, but well worth it.

    Also, APT wraps and straps are top notch
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    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.
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    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?
    Are you talking wraps (supporting your wrist during a bench) or straps (holding on to a heavy DL)? If you use straps, there's probably no need for chalk. If not, chalk is certainly helpful. If you want wrist support for heavy pressing movements, go with regular wrist wraps. Get something at least 24" long (get 36" if you are pressing really heavy weights) and you can adjust the tightness depending on how much support you want.
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    any idea if the versa grips support the wrists for heave pressing movements? That would serve a triple purpose gloves, wraps and straps
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    Like I said in the other thread, I don't think they can serve all three purposes optimally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    any idea if the versa grips support the wrists for heave pressing movements? That would serve a triple purpose gloves, wraps and straps
    they dont, at least not the pros. they are just a strap equivalent, and can serve as a glove equivalent protecting your hand (and most of your fingers depending on length). I use mine for pullups and heavy BO rows, they are easier to use than conventional straps and dont hurt your wrist like the hooks I've used in the past.
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    Inzer and EliteFTS belts are identical, so which ever is cheaper. I have one of each.
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    would APT 24" Blue Mamba Wrist Wraps not provide good support for benching? or should i go with the convict series
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    would APT 24" Blue Mamba Wrist Wraps not provide good support for benching? or should i go with the convict series
    i have both, prefer blue mambas.
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    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?

    thx
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    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?

    thx
    I have the 12" blue mambas and 24" convicts, to me it felt like 24" was too much to wrap around the writst. for knees I have 3ft convicts, very sturdy and feel great; you can probably get away with 2.5footers. for knees you cant go wrong with anything APT offers, wrists seems more subjective to me and a matter of personal preference....

    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).
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    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
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    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.
  

  
 

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