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Versa Gripps Pro series being used in a lifting exercise

There are many different types of grips for weightlifting out there today, but the names of these products can be confusing. For example, do an online search for “fingerless grips” and you’ll see products that look completely different.

Some products have two or three finger holes where the fingers meet the palm. Others have a palm piece but no finger holes. What’s the difference between these products, and which is best? We’ll unpack this below. Before we dive in, let’s define what grips are and why they’re useful.

What are weightlifting grips?

While no two products are exactly alike, in general, grips are weightlifting accessories you wear to protect your hands and get a better grip on the bar. They’re not the same as fingerless gloves, which cover the entire palm—front and back—plus the lower part of the fingers.

By helping you grasp the bar, weightlifting grips indirectly help support your wrists, which can help lower your risk of injury. Using grips can also help boost your mind-muscle connection (MMC) by allowing you to focus on the muscles you’re working, rather than worrying about your grip. This can help you get the most out of each rep.

Fingerless grips vs. finger hole grips

Not all grips are created equal or are designed for every type of exercise. Let’s compare fingerless grips (grips that cover the palms) and finger hole grips.

Fingerless grips

Fingerless grips, sometimes called palm protectors, don’t have finger holes. Instead, a tacky piece of cushioned material lays over your palm, and you secure the grip to your wrist with a strap. Again, we’re not talking about fingerless gloves, which slide over your entire hand and cover part of your fingers.

Fingerless grips help protect your palms from abrasions and calluses, but their most important function is helping you grip the bar. The open finger design allows for better tactile sensitivity and more natural hand movement.

Finger hole grips

Grips with finger holes (two or three) are often just simple pieces of material that cover your palm and wrap around your wrist. Some finger hole grips create a fold of material between the bar and your fingers, creating a dowel effect. This extra material is supposed to help you grip the bar better by creating torque.

Grips with finger holes are usually available in different sizes, but if the fit isn’t just right, it can compromise your grip and restrict range of motion in your hand. And less control means a higher risk of injuries and accidents.

Why Versa Gripps Are the Only Weightlifting Grip You Need

Weightlifter using Versa Gripps classic series in the gym

When it comes to weightlifting, Versa Gripps are the preferred choice among top athletes all over the world—including Olympians. Unlike so many other fingerless grips on the market, Versa Gripps are multifunctional. They’re like gloves, straps, and hooks all in one.

Here’s what sets Versa Gripps apart:

Secure hold, no restrictions

By providing a secure hold without restricting blood flow to your hands or fingers, Versa Gripps promote healthy circulation and protect your hands from the pains of high performance. And Versa Gripps are designed for quick-move transitions. Simply twist the grips to move seamlessly from one exercise to the next.

Superior arch support

Versa Gripps feature proprietary, custom-engineered non-slip material to help you get a better grip. And with built-in arch support and a quick-release safety feature, Versa Gripps help you lift safely while reducing your risk of injury.

Better mind-muscle connection

Versa Gripps improve your mind-muscle connection by allowing you to concentrate on the movement without worrying about your grip. They’re the only product you’ll ever need for weightlifting workouts.

Versa Gripps are made for every athlete and are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Find your perfect pair of Versa Gripps and start training better.