How To Use Versa Gripps
HOW TO USE VERSA GRIPPS
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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 righthand 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. Perform the same steps with your other hand.
Perform a PULLING Exercise:
When performing a pulling exercise like a dead lift, shrug or chin-up, Versa Gripps are designed to fit securely (not tightly) around the base of the weightlifters hand. When worn with the proper fit, the user is able to easily turn the rubber palm piece around to the back of their hand when they are not being used. They are not designed to fit tightly around the wrist while doing a pulling exercise. Versa Gripps will not damage the hands or wrists by over-tightening the way that a strap would. They will not restrict blood flow, movement, nor will they damage nerves. Versa Gripps provide a secure hold onto the weightlifting bar.
With Versa Gripps standing in front of the palm of your hand, position the lifting bar between your palm and the gripping portion of the Versa Gripp (Versa Gripps should be on the outside of the bar). Using the tips of the fingers, fold the thicker end of the grip over the top of the weightlifting bar, between the bar and against the palm of your hand. Grasp the weightlifting bar as you would normally would. At this point you are locked on and ready to pull.
If you have large hands, the length of the gripping portion is adjustable. Simply loosen the strap around your wrist and allow the end of the palm piece to rest farther up toward the tips of your fingers. This will provide more gripping length to wrap around the bar for weightlifters with larger hands. It is not necessary to wrap and wrap the Versa Gripps around the weight bar to achieve a solid grip. Over the top of the bar will do it. Locking on to the lifting bar should take only a split second. If you cinch down the Versa Gripps very tightly and rub them against the grooves on the bar, the stitching will wear out much faster. Simply touch the rubber to the bar as described above, and you are locked on.
Perform a PUSHING Exercise (such as bench pressing):
The human hand and foot are anatomically symmetrical. Your feet have arches as well as your hands. Arch supports are important for your feet. They are also necessary for your hands when doing a pushing/pressing exercise. You should support the arch of your hand and your wrist during weight training.
Built into each grip, is an arch support that works like a bridge over the arch of your hand. The arch support is firm and stiff, yet flexible enough to wrap over the weightlifting bar when performing pushing exercises.
The padded wrist closure that attaches the Versa Gripps to the user's wrists is designed for ease of operation, comfort, safety and support. Position the Versa Gripps farther up on the wrist, than pull the strap tightly around the wrist. This gives excellent support as well as protection from calluses.
With the palm piece of the Versa Gripps lying against the palm of your hand and the weightlifting bar resting on top of the grip, grasp the weightlifting bar as you normally would to perform a pushing exercise. If you cinch down the Versa Gripps very tightly and rub them against the grooves on the bar, the stitching will wear out much faster. Simply touch the rubber to the bar as described above, and you are locked on.
Style and Size Matters:
Versa Gripps come in three styles: Classic, Pro and Fit. The main difference between the Classic and the Pro, is that the palm piece is longer, providing additional support when doing regular strength training exercises like deadlifts with heavy weights. The material on the Pro Series has also been doubly reinforced just for this purpose. If you are someone who is regularly lifting a lot of heavy weight in your training program, then you probably want to order the Pro rather than the Classic Series.
The Fit was designed with women in mind. It is a smaller version of the Pro however, many women love both the Pro and the Classic due to the wider gripping portion and the wider wrist strap. These features will make it more comfortable to lift heavier weight on a regular basis. Be sure to read more about each of our products before deciding which style is right for you.
It is also very important to order the correct size in the style that you prefer. To do so, take a measurement of the circumference of the bony part of your wrist. Then, click on the style that you are interested in and scroll down to the measuring chart. Your wrist size will match up with the correct size you should be wearing. Remember, while they should fit securely, Versa Gripps are NOT DESIGNED TO FIT TIGHTLY around your wrist. In the case of pulling exercises, they should actually be loose enough to land at the base of your hand. That way, the pressure is not on your wrist.
* Click below for a sizing chart for each model as well as more instructions about how to measure: