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Why choose the Gymist Lasso Lifting Straps

Crossfit weightlifting straps on floor

Reliable and easy to use

Our weight lifting straps are ideal for weightlifting, bodybuilding and deadlifting. The ‘Q’ style lasso straps are easy to use and fast to wrap around barbells and dumbells. If your hand grip is reaching its limit, our straps help you lift more weight, more frequently.

Silicon coating of lifting strap for powerlifting

Extra grip where you need it


Both sides of the strap have added grip for stable grip with anti-slip. The outer side has a layer of silicon in a honeycomb pattern to help grip onto itself while wrapping on the bar.

Double stitched wrist pad for comfort during lifting

Double stitched padding


The wrist pad is double-stitched to add more durability to our straps and comfort to your lifts. The neoprene pad cushions your wrist during your heavier sets and is wider than the strap to stop abrasion.

Latex fibers inserted in wrapping length of deadlift strap

Stable lifting


The inner side of each strap has latex fibres inserted along the wrappable length. These help the strap grip onto the bar and reduce any slipping or movement of the bar in the wrapped grip.

What are lifting straps useful for?

Weight lifting straps are a common accessory used by many strength athletes and fitness enthusiasts to enhance their grip during strength training exercises. Our straps are typically made of durable materials and are designed to wrap around the wrist and the bar being lifted, providing a secure grip and reducing the strain on the hands and forearms. While weight-lifting straps can be a useful tool in certain situations, they are not magic, not always necessary and not appropriate for every workout. Read on to understand when and how to use weight-lifting straps effectively.

  1. Heavy lifts: Weight lifting straps can be particularly useful for heavy lifts where the grip strength may become a limiting factor. Exercises such as deadlifts, shrugs, and rows often require a strong grip in order to maintain proper form and lift heavier weights. Straps can help to reduce the strain on the grip and allow the lifter to focus more on the target muscles.
  2. High-volume training: When performing high-volume training, such as multiple sets and repetitions of an exercise, the grip can become fatigued and limit the amount of weight that can be lifted. Straps can help to reduce the strain on the grip and allow the lifter to perform more reps with heavier weights, leading to greater muscle growth and strength gains.
  3. Injuries: In cases where an injury or condition affects grip strength, such as arthritis or a wrist injury, weight-lifting straps can provide additional support and reduce the risk of further injury. However, it is important to consult with a medical professional before using straps in these situations.

How to Use Weight Lifting Straps

  1. Proper fit: Before using weight lifting straps, it is important to ensure that they fit properly. The strap should be wrapped snugly around the wrist, with the excess length hanging down. The weight should be wrapped securely around the bar or handle, with the excess length of the strap hanging down. If the strap is too loose or too tight, it can cause discomfort or reduce effectiveness.
  2. Proper placement: The weight lifting straps should be wrapped around the bar or handle in the correct location. For exercises like deadlifts, the strap should be wrapped around the bar just below the fingers. For exercises like rows, the strap should be wrapped around the bar closer to the palm of the hand.
  3. Proper grip: It is important to maintain a proper grip on the weight while using lifting straps. The straps should be used to enhance the grip, not replace it entirely. The lifter should still grip the weight with their fingers and use the straps to provide additional support.
  4. Proper technique: Weight lifting straps should not be used as a crutch for poor technique or form. It is important to maintain proper technique while using straps to avoid injury and ensure effectiveness. This means keeping the spine neutral, engaging the core, and using proper breathing techniques.
  5. Limited use: While weight lifting straps can be a useful tool, they should not be used for every exercise or workout. It is important to develop and maintain grip strength through other exercises and techniques, such as grip strengtheners, towel hangs, and farmer’s walks.

Weight-lifting straps can be a valuable accessory for strength athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to enhance their grip and lift heavier weights. They are particularly useful for heavy lifts, high volume training, injuries, and new exercises. However, it is important to use weight lifting straps properly and sparingly, and to maintain proper technique and form while using them. 

Deadlifts & Romanian Deadlifts

Both deadlift styles can make great use of lifting straps to focus on the glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors and Quads or the posterior chain, including the vertebral column, glutes, hamstrings and adductors.

Barbell & Dumbell Rows

Usually in bent-over position, the weightlifting straps can support your grip so that you can focus on the movement of your arms and upper back.


Lifting straps can be useful to train technique and also to extend training session duration. Rather than relying on the strap to provide lifting strength, straps will help stabilize your wrist from the force of the swinging weight.

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