The use of Hookgrip wrist straps is becoming more popular in the world of weightlifting. As with all weight gaining products, there is a lot of hype surrounding them. These bands promise the user that by wearing them, they will be able to add incredible amounts of mass to their arms in a short amount of time. And with that said, let’s take a closer look at this product and see if it really works as well as people are saying it does. So let’s do just that.
First things first. Do these wrist wraps really work? Well, from what I can tell based on my limited experience with them, they do seem to work to add some serious mass to your arms. This increase however, is only temporary. You will not be adding any more muscle mass in a matter of hours, but the mass that you do gain seems to last very long indeed.
This is due largely to the fact that using hookgrip weight lifting grips as a weight lifting grip works better than conventional barbell grips. This is because the placement of the weight is in the palms of your hands rather than in the fingers of your hands. This makes for a much easier grip and using these weight lifting grips you can literally put heavier weights on your hands than you could normally.
Now, I should mention that these wrist wraps do not work miracles. No tool or gadget is going to completely replace your body, nor will they change the fact that you are an overweight human being who just needs to do something about his/her excessive body fat percentage. However, by utilizing them, you can add an inch or two to the amount of time it takes you to go from a completely skinny to a chiseled, attractive body. In addition, you may find yourself looking down on other guys who are shirtless (because you now have a harder time putting on a shirt) due to the fact that you now have a firmer wrist and triceps. All this, coupled with the fact that you will no longer be looking at the number seven on the scale while trying to lift dumbbells!
If you are worried about the cost of purchasing a set of hookgrip wrist wraps, you need not be. There are many inexpensive sets that you can purchase. For example, the generic V-Bar set which is reasonably priced at around twenty dollars is a great option for those seeking to build bicep and tricep muscle without splurging on a specific brand. However, if you are serious about building muscle mass and getting lean muscle, you should consider spending a little bit more money and purchasing one of the high quality kits such as the Elitefts kit. The V-Bar still offers a great workout, but the added quality of using custom made hookgrip wrist wraps really makes a noticeable difference.
While you are in the process of building up muscle, there is no better way to stay motivated to workout than by doing something that you enjoy. One way that you can easily do this is by purchasing a hook grip wrist wrap. Even if you are not going to use them to perform pushups, pullups, or chips, they are still a great thing to have around and can be used for a wide variety of other exercises. You can use them for squats, deadlifts, lunges, and even sit ups if you so desire. They are inexpensive, fun to use, and can provide a tremendous amount of help towards your goal of getting fit and lean.