This article introduce how to use wrist straps.Wrist straps are used to support your wrist joints during weight lifting. Bodybuilders typically use wrist wraps when performing pressing or pushing exercises. Exercises like the bench press force the wrists to bear a lot of weight, and wrist wraps will support the wrists and reduce strain. To use wrist wraps correctly, you’ll need to put them on snugly so they fully support your wrists. Then, perform pushing or lifting exercises that require a straight wrist.
1.Find the thumb loop. The wrist wraps will look like pieces of sturdy fabric, each of which is about 18 inches (46 cm) long. One of the ends will have a thumb loop: a looped piece of string sticking upwards from the wrist wrap. Find this end, and hold the wrist wrap with the thumb loop pointing upwards.You can start with either hand, since the process of putting on a wrist wrap will be the same for both hands.The two wrist wraps that come in a package are interchangeable, so either wrist wrap could go on either wrist.
2. Line the thumb loop up with the inside of your wrist. Hold the wrist wrap alongside your wrist so that the thumb loop aligns with your thumb. The fabric portion of the wrist wrap (below the thumb loop) should align with the lower portion of your hand, just below your thumb.
3. Put your thumb through the thumb loop. This will hold the wrist wrap in place on your hand
4. Wrap the wrist wrap around your arm. Before you begin, check both sides of the wrist wrap fabric and find the side that doesn’t have Velcro. The Velcro will need to end up on the outside of your wrist once you’re done wrapping, so wrap your wrist with the Velcro-free side facing in.Typically, the side with Velcro will also have a large brand logo.Be sure to keep the edges of the wrist wrap aligned while you’re wrapping. The wrist wrap should not spiral down your arm.
5. Wrap until the wrist wrap is comfortably tight, then secure it with the Velcro.The tightness of the wrist wrap is partially a matter of preference. It should be tight enough to put pressure on your wrist and keep the joint stable, but not so tight that it causes discomfort.Tighten the wrist wrap for heavier lifts, since your wrist will need more stability and support.