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Old 06-19-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
Rick Deckart
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Default Best wrist wraps for olympic lifting

I am looking for good wrist wraps for olympic lifting and/or more specifically for the overhead squat. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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I'd probably go with any powerlifting equipment manufacturer's short or medium length wrist wraps unless you really need a lot of support, then go with the long.

Titan, Inzer....they are all basically the same.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve, I thought about 50--60cm long wraps mostly for my next overhead squat cycle were I will put a lot overhead for high reps. Is a thumb loop really necessary? Never used wraps...
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #4
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In PL, you use the thumb loop to help keep it in place while you wrap the wrist, then you take the thumb out of the loop and tuck the loop under a bit of wrap out of the way.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:12 PM   #5
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I have never used wraps before what benefit do you expect to get using them with over head squats?

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Old 06-21-2007, 03:31 AM   #6
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Derek,

during my next OHS cycle I will use some considerable volume over a relatively short time-span, say 100--120 tons during 4--5 weeks; have to calculate that. But some sessions will be in excess of 12 tons and that is just the worksets and only the OHS... It is just some precaution with respect to overuse...
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