Versa Gripps... review...
01-06-2010 08:01 PM
Versa Gripps... review...
not a big fan of straps but heavy deads/shrugs i have used them and in general have found them pretty annoying.
so i spent the 55US on versa gripps after i saw trey brewer pounding back with them
used them first time today just doing shrugs... was really not that impressed. i am 6'5, 255 and didnt feel the pad was long enough for my hand to grip the bar (using the new pro series). it pretty much felt like i am holding a piece of plastic in my hand like those things that help you open jars. my callused hands grip better than plastic
anyway,,, will see when i do back next week if i change my mind but right now 6/10. think good old 3$ cotton straps are better
any tips on using em better, or tutorials let me know
i have been playing around with them, looking at videos. will post updated review when i do back
so today first time, first use as beginner used them probably not perfect so we will see on back
01-06-2010 08:32 PM
I have a pair and think they are the best thing since androl.... If they are not long enough to lap into your palm, then I can definatly see the issue since they basicly work off friction. And they are not plastic.. its rubber. Plastic would not be very helpfull
01-06-2010 08:41 PM
you had the flap around the bar and your hand just touching the end right? not using it with the flap touching your hand?
NOT like this
01-06-2010 11:43 PM
i tried both methods, but didnt put enough effort into the pulling form shown above.
i have watched lots of videos, and especially slow mo'ed trey brewer wrapping it and will try it out better for back. they are a bit short but i think i was too used to the old straps and definitly didnt do it like the videos
that is why i said initial review... i hope that for me they will be the best thing since anadrol too
01-07-2010 08:49 AM
I've got some thumb arthritis, and I seriously couldn't deadlift the bar with one plate on each end barehanded, and even with straps could only get bar + a 45+25 on each side, anything more and it would still unravel out of my hands. I can hit 3 45s a side using these
01-07-2010 09:22 AM
I have been wanting to try these out. Thanks for reminding me to order some
01-07-2010 09:26 AM
actually another thing to keep in mind is that on a pull like a deadlift, you don't need to have it tight around your wrist, it can be a bit loose. That should give you a little extra length to play with as well. you really only need it tight on exercises where you need the wrist support, maybe bench presses or curls.
01-07-2010 03:07 PM
so you guys where these everyday, not just back/deadlift days?
01-07-2010 03:14 PM
i just use mine for pullups, kelso shrugs and BO rows.
01-07-2010 03:38 PM
I use them for everything. they feel nicer than using gloves, and when you loosen them a little you can easily spin them around so the flap is on the back of your hand when you want a bare hand for something
01-13-2010 12:12 AM
A hell of a lot better today on back
Will definitely be a staple on my back day. The grip is still too short but i have big hands and well thats that i will make due
Hit some 150 db rows and deadlifts no problems and grip felt very strong
so i gotta give it 8.5/10 final review
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