HOW TO USE VERSA GRIPPS
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Begin by inserting the end of the wrist strap through the rectangular metal ring so it creates a large loop, than slide your hand into the wrist strap. Once in, grasp the palm piece securely, lining your thumb up with the cutout (indicating a hand right and left grip) and tighten the strap with the other hand. The Versa Gripp should fit comfortably around the wrist with the palm piece in front of your hand.
If you have a large hand, and find it difficult to maneuver your hand through the loop (as described above), there is an optional way of putting Versa Gripps on. First, securely hold the palm piece in your hand making sure the thumb cutout matches. Then, use your other hand to weave the long wrist strap through the metal ring. Tighten the wrist strap by gently pulling the strap back onto itself. Perform the same steps with your other hand.
Perform a PULLING Exercise:
When performing a pulling exercise as in a dead lift, shrug or chin-up, Versa Gripps are designed to fit securely (not tightly) around the base of the weightlifters hand. When properly fit, the user is able to easily turn them 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 strangle nor damage the hands or wrists. They will not restrict blood flow, movement or damage nerves. Versa Gripps provide a secure hold onto the weightlifting bar.
With 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 (Versa Gripps should be on the outside of the bar). Using the tips of the fingers of the hand that is wearing the Versa Gripps, 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 grasp the bar. 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 move farther toward the tips of your fingers. This will provide more gripping length to wrap around the bar for weightlifters with larger hands. It is not necessary to wrap and wrap the Versa Gripps around the weight bar to achieve a solid grip. Over the top of the bar will do it. Locking on to the lifting bar should take only a split second
To Perform a PUSHING Exercise (such as bench pressing):
The human hand and foot are anatomically symmetrical. Your feet have arches, so do your hands. Arch supports are important for your feet. They are also necessary for your hands when doing a pushing exercise, or press. You should support the arch of your hand and your wrist during weight training.
Versa Gripps provide a hand arch support. Built into each grip, is an arch support that works like a bridge over the arch of your hand. The arch support is firm and stiffer, yet flexible enough to wrap over the weightlifting bar when performing pushing exercises.
When performing a pushing exercise, it is important to have wrist support. The padded wrist closure that attaches the Versa Gripps to the users wrists is designed for ease of operation, comfort, safety and support. Position the Versa Gripps farther up on the wrist, than pull the strap tightly around the wrist. This gives excellent support as well as protection from calluses.
With the palm piece of the Versa Gripps lying against the palm of your hand and the weightlifting bar resting on top of the grip, grasp the weightlifting bar as you normally would to perform a pushing exercise.
Style and Size Matters:
Versa Gripps comes in three styles: Classic, Pro and Fit. The main difference between the Classic and the Pro, is that the palm piece is longer, providing additional support when doing regular strength training exercises like deadlifts with heavy weights. The material on the Pro has also been doubly reinforced just for this purpose. If you are someone who is regularly lifting a lot of weight in your training program, then you probably want to order the Pro rather than the Classic Series.
The Fit was designed with women in mind. It is a smaller version of the Pro. However, many women love both the Pro and the Classic due to the wider gripping portion and the wider wrist strap. These features will make it more comfortable for her to lift heavier weight on a regular basis. Be sure to read more about each of our products before deciding which style is right for you.
It is also very important to order the correct size in the style you desire. To do so, take a measurement of the circumference of the bony part of your wrist. Then, go to the style you are interested in and scroll down to the measuring chart. Your wrist size will match up with the correct size you should be wearing. Remember, Versa Gripps are not designed to fit tightly around your wrist. They should be secure. In the case of pulling exercises, they should actually be loose enough to land at the base of your hand. This way, the pressure is not on your wrist.
* Click the style you are interested in for our size charts:
Pro Size Chart
Classic Size Chart
Fit Size Chart