Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: Weight Lifting Hooks Heavy Duty Lifting Wrist Straps Pull Ups Deadlift Straps Power Lifting Grips Padded Workout Straps for Weightlifting Gym Gloves for Men & Women Premium Workout Equipment
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For the price this product is spot on...Now, I know some reviewers have had problems with these hooks and not being able to lift extreme weights with them. I'm here to say that they are not strictly correct in their bias. I am not a tall person with a huge hand size and I had no problems lifting 180kg from the word go...like everything, there is a knack to using them and getting the most out of them. If you are small or have small hands then wear them further away from your wrist...If you are tall and have large hands wear them closer to your wrist.
Next, to lift heavy be prepared for a vast amount of discomfort as the more weight you lift the tighter these things need to be on your wrist. Also think logically, if you can only lift 100kg as a pb then hooks or straps are not going to allow you to lift 200kg. They will allow you to lift heavier and easily break your pb but they will not give you super powers. But stick with it and get used to the discomfort and you'll soon be lifting far greater weights.
As an aside, if you are small and can't stand the discomfort or soreness caused by using the hooks try putting wrist wraps on first and then put the hooks on top.
First things first, the item has many 5-star reviews because inside the package you get 100% off the purchase price if you give a review of it. I don't think that is allowed... Now, onto the item.
The durability: So far I have not found it to be an issue, but I do feel a bit worried that if I use very heavy weights it might start to deform the metal, BUT I have not have had this issue yet, even when using heavyweights. So, this is just an assumption. Not sure what the max limit is.
Comfort: Meh. That a reason why I'm returning it. I used it twice and it was just okay. Its not that it is uncomfortable in the hand, but these reasons: - Not all bars/handles are of equal thickness. So when holding something that is thinner, the metal hooks are a bit awkward to hold the object. If the thickness of the bar/handle youre lifting is a perfect fit, then its perfectly fine. But the are all usually smaller, so it gets a little weird holding it.
That being said, its good that the hooks are bigger so you can hold on to most items. I just found it a little weird to hold. I think I would prefer to get a fabric version than a metal hook. That way I can just tie the fabric around the object Im lifting and have a secure grip. And it will not matter how thick or thin the object is as I would have a good grip on it.... that sounded too dirty, but that was my review. :)
I have used straps for my deadlift or weighted split squats but always struggle them to first wrap around the rod and to be honest inspite of other saying they prefer straps over these, I think these are much better than straps because: (a) padding is much comfortable around your wrist than straps; (b) hook is strong and size of an olympic rod, which means no more unnecessary pressure on your grip; (c) No more pressure on your forearms and you can concentrate on the muscle group you want to and increase the reps or weights.
The only downside I can say is that hook might be big for someone with small hands and manufacturer should think of making them in other sizes, so that other can benefit and do not shy away from buying them.
Any one who is serious about lifting more weights or wants to concentrate on the exact muscle group without wasting energy, should go ahead and buy them. I definitely recommend them.
- While working your grip is recommended for overall strength and development these are extremelly useful if you have problems with your grip, injury recovery, disease or dont want your grip to be the limiting factor. - For me these are a must have as I have a disease which prevents me from gripping strongly and they enable me to work on pulling movements. - I have tried four different brands and these are the best, by far. - Strong and robust and built with highest quality materials. - I have tested it to 100Kg with one hand and no damage or problems - Support and buckle dont fail or change shape like others over use. - Padding is comfortable and doesnt harm skin. I personally use on top of a clothing layer for added comfort. - Angle easily fits most bars and barbells with variety of exercises like back rows, deadlifts, pull-ups and even use for resistance bands pulling. - Note that continued use of lifting hooks like this may involve pressure on the median nerve to your hand and over long term increase likelihood of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (producing numbness, tingling and pain in the hand that can make the hand more susceptible to cold temperatures and weakness in the hand and arm).
These are serious lifting straps, over-built and very heavy-duty. Also, extremely comfortable. They MAY be designed for olympic barbells, though, because the hooks seem intended for a larger diameter bar. I use a standard barbell, the kind you get with your first free weights set, probably NOT ideal for 140kg plus and while there is no danger of dropping the weight, it would be more secure with a fatter bar. This also holds true with my chinning bar - these ought to be perfect, but again, the diameter of the hook curve is much larger and this compromises their effectiveness much more than for deadlifts. Regarding deadlifts, I used 150kg for the first time in years, and there is no doubt in my mind that these straps could handle a great deal more. I paid £24.99 for mine and good as these are, I would have baulked at the £46 quoted here.
These grips are fantastic for your compound lifts. Don't get me wrong I think it's great to have natural string grip but sometimes this can be detrimental to your training and trying to isolate certain muscle groups. This is where the Heavy duty hooks come on. These allow you to relax your grip and really engage the muscles your trying to work and focus on. These are perfect for Deadlifts, Rack pulls and all sorts of pulling motions they will really help you focus on lifting heavier and relaxing your forarms. Iust say these were a great buy plus for the price they are very sturdy too!
Honestly the best grips ive used. non of this wrapping around stuff which takes time. purely hook on and away you go. Id just be weary if you have small hands. I find that i can just get my thumb around the dumbbell/barbell when using these grips (4 fingers curl around the hook so you still have an element of forearm activation) however if my hands were smaller it would not be so comfortable. For me this has been the key accessory which has allowed me to surpass the weight im currently stuck at due to lack of grip strength. UPDATE this is the third pair ive ordered and still the best product on the market!!!
I never write reviews but these hooks made my life so much better so i feel like they deserve it.
I started lifting (properly) about a year ago. I always hated pull-day, because my hands would just hurt so much that at some point there was no way for me to even exhaust my muscles. I had bad calluses on both of my hands. For dumbell rows, shrugs, cable row and deadlifts i was always limited with my reps because at one point my hands would be so hurt i just had to drop the weight.
I‘ve tried different gloves but they just made the grip problem 10 times worse.
The hooks are amazing. I can up my weight on all exercises i had problems with and really focus on exhausting my muscle instead of screaming because of pain in my hands.
Honestly, if you have the same problems that I had, buy it. It is worth every cent. Thank me later.