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Traction aids for better muscle stimulation

Pulling aids or lifting straps and everything you should know about them.

Pulling aids or so-called lifting straps have become indispensable in weight training. Especially with deadlifts or deadlifts with heavy weights, they can provide extreme support and help to stimulate the muscles. Read in this blog why you should also use pulling aids during training.

What are pulling aids and what models are there?

Good quality straps are usually made of cotton or nylon and have padding in the wrist area . The lifting aids are then looped around the wrist and the long end is wrapped around the barbell two to three times . Gym Generation Lifting Straps also have a grip on the straps so that the weight stays in place even better.

Recently there have also been pulling aids with metal hooks on the market. These also have padding in the wrist area and an attached metal hook that makes it even easier to hang up the barbell. The hands are almost completely relieved with this form of pulling aids.

Who should use traction aids and for whom are they suitable?

Pulling aids are very popular with advanced strength athletes or those who want to become one.

Above a certain weight when performing deadlifts or barbell rows, the grip strength in the wrists decreases. But to improve in the gym, you need constant, long-term overload . The weight slips out of your hands even though a few more repetitions should actually be possible.

With the use of traction aids, the wrists are relieved and you work more with your forearm. So you can increase your repetitions with a heavier weight, which in turn leads to more muscle stimulation.

What are the advantages of pulling aids during training?

  • Pulling aids allow you to handle more repetitions and heavier weights thanks to improved grip strength.
  • Doing more reps or heavier weights, in turn, leads to more muscle stimulation. Muscle growth is accelerated.
  • Since the wrist is relieved by the traction aids, injuries can be prevented.
  • By using lifting aids, the weight can no longer slip out of your hands so quickly during lifting exercises.
  • Pulling aids are cheap to buy and usually have a long service life.

Here you will find good and inexpensive pulling aids.

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