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When to use Versa Gripps

Versa Gripps can be used to protect the hands during push movements like the bench press and shoulder press, but their main application is for any exercise where there is a danger of losing one’s grip, or for pulling movements like, deadlifts, shrugs, pull-ups, chin-ups, lat pull-downs, barbell rows, one-arm dumbbell rows, reverse bicep curls, dumbbell upright rows, lunges, cable face pulls, landmine rows, and various kettlebell exercises.

How to wear Versa Gripps

Begin by inserting the end of the wrist strap through the rectangular metal ring so it creates a large loop, then slide your hand into the wrist strap. Once in, grasp the palm piece securely, aligning your thumb with the cutout (indicating a right hand and left hand grip) and tighten the strap with the other hand. The Versa Gripp should fit comfortably around the wrist (not too tight!) with the palm piece standing up in front of your hand. 

If you have a large hand and find it difficult to maneuver your hand through the loop (as described above), there is an optional way of putting Versa Gripps on. First, securely hold the palm piece in your hand making sure the thumb cutout matches. Then, use your other hand to weave the long wrist strap through the metal ring. Tighten the wrist strap by gently pulling the strap back onto itself.

Remember that Versa Gripps are designed to fit securely (not too tightly) around the base of your hand. When worn with a proper fit, you’ll be able to easily rotate them around to the back of your hand when they are not in use. They are not designed to fit tightly around the wrist while doing a pulling exercise. 

Your Gripps should be secure around your wrist but in the case of pulling exercises, they should actually be loose enough to land at the base of your hand. When worn correctly, the pressure is not on your wrist but is evenly distributed across the base of your hand. 

YourGripps will not damage your hands or wrists by over-tightening the way that a strap would. They will not restrict blood flow, movement, nor will they damage nerves. 

Ensure that you purchase the correct size Versa Gripps by reading this page on selecting the perfect fit.

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