How to Do Wraps for a Barbell

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One great way you can work out at home is by doing wraps for a barbell. Learn how to do wraps for a barbell with help from a certified personal trainer in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Tyler Tsujimoto with Tsujimoto Fitness in Midvale, Utah. Today, I'm going to talk about how to properly use weightlifting straps when you are using a barbell. Now keep in mind these straps should only be used for certain exercises. If you are doing heavy rowing movements or pulling movements that's really when these straps come in handy. And the purpose for the straps is to make it so your grip doesn't give out quite as soon okay. If you are lifting heavy enough a lot of times the grip gives out before the actual muscle you are trying to focus on gives out. So these straps can come in beneficial at that point in time. Okay now I want to show you how to put the straps on properly first because there's a lot of confusion with this. And then I'll show you how to wrap them as well to get the most benefit. So you can see the straps let me show you just one to begin with. They usually come just looking like this. One end there's going to be a loop. The other end you are going to want to stick through that loop ok. So it kind of makes almost a teardrop shape. And you are going to pull that through. Now you could see there's a specific direction that the free end of the loop or the free end of the strap is going. You want that to run parallel with your thumb. So what I'm going to do is holding it this way I'm going to put it on my right hand. I'm going to put my right hand through and you can see now the strap is running parallel with my thumb. This is the proper way to do it. And the strap should be in the palm of the a hand. From here we are going to cinch it up a little bit okay. So I just hold on to the free end of the strap with my thumb and hand and then I cinch the other end down so it's around the wrist. You got this hanging out here. And do the same thing with the left hand. Again we want the strap running parallel with the thumb like this. I pinch on here, cinch down. Get this around the wrist. Okay. Now we have this free end of the strap hanging. What do we do with it? What side of the bar does it go on? How do we wrap properly? Alright what we are going to do I'm going to demonstrate on the Olympic bar here for you. You want the strap to start on the opposite side of the bar as your fingers. So if I'm going to grip the bar my fingers are going to be on the front side of the bar. I want the straps hanging down on the back side. What you are going to do is bring the wrap up around and then you are going to want to kind of get your hand out of the way so you can grip. And then what you do is kind of work this strap around the bar with your fingers and rotate until it becomes nice and firm. On the other side you are going to have to grab with your free fingers there ok. Get it so it's wrapping around towards your hand. The strap should be coming in towards your hand. And then we wrap, we wrap, we twist until we're nice and tight. And then from there you can lift the bar off and notice I'm not really even squeezing the bar with my hands at all. Most of the weight is just hanging in the strap. So from that position you can go on to your rows. You can do the same thing if you are doing pulldowns or what not. But this is going to save your grip in the long run. Key tips again on this, make sure that the wraps are put on properly on your hand to begin with. You want the free end of the strap running parallel with your thumb with the strap going across your palm. When you grip the bar you want your fingers to be on one side of the bar, the straps on the other. And then make sure as you wrap the wraps around the bar that they're coming in towards the palm of your hand so you can get the best grip possible. Again this is Tyler Tsujimoto with Tsujimoto Fitness.


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