Pulling for Monster Muscle
APT's Pro Wrist Straps
Written by Pro Strongman Brian Nassar
Let me start this article by saying that anyone who has read my previous articles or has met me knows that I am a skeptic. I do not write about just anything or push products that I do not believe to have value; so please do not just push this article aside as an advertisement. When I discover a top quality product that works, I always try to pass that information on to other strength athletes. Many of you may be thinking, "Who cares about lifting straps - they are all the same". Nothing could be further from the truth. Alan Thomas has created a revolutionary wrist strap that far outperforms any others that I have used. He has not only designed the strongest wrist strap available, but also the most comfortable! Having wrist straps you can trust in is a must when pulling maximum weight.
Strongman competitions have an event called the silver dollar deadlift, where the use of a good wrist strap is imperative. Oftentimes, powerlifters also train with straps when doing partial deadlifts. Utilizing partial deadlifts is a fantastic way to build your deadlift because you are using much heavier than normal weights in the lockout position. By using wrist straps while doing partial deadlifts, as well as full deadlifts, the lifter is allowed to work their muscles as well as their nervous systems to maximum intensities, without having their grip be a detriment. Partial deadlifts can be an integral part in building incredible back strength!
During the World's Strongest Man competitions, the strap-assisted deadlift is a true test of the athlete's strength in the muscles of the back, from the traps straight down to the spinal erectors. By using straps in this event, it takes the grip factor out of the lift, and the lifters can focus on lifting the maximum poundage possible. At the WSM, there are plenty of other events where grip plays a major factor in the event, such as the Hercules hold and the farmer's walk. Watching WSM athletes pulling outrageous weights in the silver dollar dead lift is mind blowing! The current record in this event is 1,062 lbs, set last year by Ken Brown.
During my own partial deadlift training, I had been using regular wrist straps. After my workouts, my wrists were scraped and bruised from the straps. Also, the regular straps were digging into my wrists causing a numbing sensation in my hands and hindering my training performance. In addition to this, my beat up wrists were highly visible at work and school, and I am sure looked rather strange to the average non-strength athlete. You may be thinking what a wimp I am for complaining about a few scrapes. But I have to tell you what a relief it was after I tried APT's Pro Wrist Straps. My wrists have since healed, and my training weights have actually increased! With APT's anti-slip, extra padded strap, they are guaranteed to support however much weight you can pull.
Another aspect of APT's Pro Wrist Straps that is unique is that they can be customized to suit your personal preferences. They are available in all colors, sizes, and too many styles to mention. You can also have your name or training logo embroidered on them, including the American flag. By incorporating APT's Pro Wrist Straps into your training arsenal, you will be able to build strength that will improve your over all performance. Alan P. Thomas takes great pride in the development and manufacturing of his pro straps. Bottom line - APT's Pro Wrist Straps are the strongest and most comfortable wrist straps made. Period.
If you would like to contact Alan at APT's Pro Wrist Straps, you can use the information provided below.
APT's Pro Wrist Straps
7 Bel Plains Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA. 22405
Toll Free 1-888-236-1258