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  • Wrist Wraps

    [Connected to discussion here: https://forum.barbellmedicine.com/fo...hile-squatting]

    Just looking at some of your YouTube content, and i notice that
    Jordan Feigenbaum
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    Jordan Feigenbaum and
    Leah Lutz
    Moderator
    Leah Lutz use wrist warps for Squats, but
    Austin Baraki
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    Austin Baraki ,
    Alan Thrall
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    Alan Thrall and
    Loraine Baraki
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    Loraine Baraki do not

    What are the pros and cons of wrist wraps, please?

    And do you have any recommendations?

    Thanks guys!
    The Lie of Freedom - Just another Straw Pulled at Random

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    Jordan and I decided that wraps help our wrists when we squat. However Jordan uses a thumbs around the bar grip and my thumbs are over. Austin's thumbs are around the bar. I didn't use wrist wraps until about 2 months ago though, when I was adjusting my grip and the new position meant that wraps helped my wrist feel better. Prior to that I thought they felt clunky.

    So if you have wraps and your wrists bother you when you squat, try them. If you don't notice your wrists when you squat, you probably won't like them.

    I'd consider wrist wraps for press and bench first, so if you have them for those lifts and want to try, so ahead.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Leah Lutz View Post
      I'd consider wrist wraps for press and bench first
      Never had ze probz with either Bench or Press, it's just this pesky elbow/arm thing that's started with Squatting. I'm experimenting with different grip widths and styles, but some of them end up making my wrist feel ... well, like you said ... a bit clunky

      Originally posted by Leah Lutz View Post
      ...so if you have them ... and want to try, go ahead
      I don't have any wraps, but it sounds like it's worth checking them out if there's a potential benefit. Looking round the InterWebz, a lot of people are saying that there's no point getting ones that are shorter than 24". Is this correct? What type do you use, Leah?

      Thanks in advance!

      The Lie of Freedom - Just another Straw Pulled at Random

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      • #4
        I’ve been using them personally, because I have to incorporate some wrist flexion to keep my elbows down in the squat. This helps limit the amount of flexion, as well as support the wrists. This eliminates any wrist discomfort in this position for me.

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        • #5
          Wearing wrist wraps when squatting has done a great deal to help alleviate elbow pain I was feeling after squatting. Something about the wraps forcing me to keep my wrists straight(er) has all but eliminated any long-lasting pain I was experiencing.

          I still feel some discomfort immediately after lifting, but my elbow pain used to last for several days after low-bar squats.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DoubleJ View Post

            Never had ze probz with either Bench or Press, it's just this pesky elbow/arm thing that's started with Squatting. I'm experimenting with different grip widths and styles, but some of them end up making my wrist feel ... well, like you said ... a bit clunky



            I don't have any wraps, but it sounds like it's worth checking them out if there's a potential benefit. Looking round the InterWebz, a lot of people are saying that there's no point getting ones that are shorter than 24". Is this correct? What type do you use, Leah?

            Thanks in advance!
            I wear the SBD stiff medium wraps. Jordan wears the SBD stiff large. If you're not a competitor the flexible wraps are a great choice.

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone!
              The Lie of Freedom - Just another Straw Pulled at Random

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              • #8
                I Got the flexible SBDs and they are much stiffer than the Gangsta Wraps I was using. I can't imagine how stiff the stiff SBDs are.

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