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 weightlifter’s hand. When worn with the proper fit, the user is able to easily turn the 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 the 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 (The palm piece 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. 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.
If you ratchet down the Versa Gripps very tightly and rub them against the grooves on the bar, over time the stitching will wear out much faster. Simply touch the palm piece to the bar as described above, and you are locked on.