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2015/02/22 17:37:06 (permalink)
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wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows

Guys, 
I am considering buying some kind of wrist / hand support for a longer time. 
I have glows which I use pretty regularly, especially with the rough bars as I get blisters easily. I also use them for pushing movements (bench, shoulder press) as it feels better. 
But they are not helpful at all with pulling (deadlift). Recently I used liquid chalk in my gym, which instantly added 10kg.
But again, I got some blisters and damaged skin on the hand.
 
I also have very small bones/wrists and I feel like that's holding me back quite a lot. 
 
Anybody that has used/ uses a combination of these accessories and can give a good recommendation / tips ?
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    iaink
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/22 17:44:22 (permalink)
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    I use wrist wraps for squats and bench. They do a good job of protecting the writs.

    I use straps to deadlift, but only when my hands are beat. I normally use a hook grip and deadlift x2 - 3 a week. So I use straps when my,thumbs look like they are just about to loose some skin or when they split.

    I use chalk on all my competitive lifts (squat, bench, deadlift).
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    jack5r
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/22 18:04:19 (permalink)
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    Chalk for everything.
    Wrist wraps for most exercises.
    Straps for deadlifts, clean pulls, snatch pulls, hang snatches. 
    I sometimes tape my thumbs up as well otherwise they bleed from hook grip.

    Body Weight - 83kg 
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    Snatch - 98kg  
     
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    SeanR
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/22 18:44:03 (permalink)
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    Chalk and mixed grip for deadlifts. Your hands will toughen up in time.
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/22 18:51:00 (permalink)
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    Gloves , wrist straps for all pulling exercices, ive also started to use sweatbands so the wraps don't take my skin off , works well..
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/22 20:20:53 (permalink)
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    cheers. So it looks like it's a good idea to invest in some wrist wraps.
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/23 08:26:32 (permalink)
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    i use wrist wraps on all pressing exercises, be it pushing up or down...my wrists ache if i dont wear them.
    wrist straps on all pulling exercises too to allow me to focus on the back rather than being limited by grip.
     
    I have heavy calloused hands though so i'm used to the knurling on bars

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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/23 10:43:18 (permalink)
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    Blisters etc only happen because the bar or handles slip a little bit when you sweat, or (for BB purposes) the sheer volume of time spent handling the bars. Chalk or a dry hand and a firm grip helps. Wraps for heavy pushing movements (not ALL your sets - just the heavy ones). Straps... not for me.

     
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    Re: wrist wraps vs wrist straps vs glows 2015/02/23 12:45:30 (permalink)
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    Try not to wear gloves, it'll suck for abit but you hands will soon toughen up. I wear wrist wraps for most exercises, you can pick some up for £2.49 on amazon and they've lasted me ages. I too have small wrists so personally these wraps just help keep everything stable and in place.
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