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Born Strong – “Made for the Community”

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International Weightlifting -IWF plans stricter doping controls

International Weightlifting -IWF plans stricter doping controls

After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned weightlifting from the program for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the International Weightlifting Federation is seeking reforms. Now stricter doping rules are supposed to be another step to regain the confidence of the IOC.

CrossFit Games® 2022 – Fiebig: “I have learned a lot and will grow from it”.

CrossFit Games® 2022 – Fiebig: “I have learned a lot and will grow from it”.

This year’s CrossFit Games are in the books. Weightlifting Shop athlete Moritz Fiebig finished 36th in his debut on the big stage, took many learnings from the competition and is already motivated to attack again next year.

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International Weightlifting -IWF plans stricter doping controls

11. August 2022

After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned weightlifting from the program for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the International Weightlifting Federation is seeking reforms. Now stricter doping rules are supposed to be another step to regain the confidence of the IOC.

International News

CrossFit Games® 2022 – Fiebig: “I have learned a lot and will grow from it”.

8. August 2022

This year’s CrossFit Games are in the books. Weightlifting Shop athlete Moritz Fiebig finished 36th in his debut on the big stage, took many learnings from the competition and is already motivated to attack again next year.

International News

CrossFit Games 2022 – Showdown for Moritz Fiebig

1. August 2022

Wednesday is the day – Madison, Wisconsin, will host this year’s CrossFit Games from Aug. 3-7. Weightlifting Shop athlete Moritz Fiebig has also made the journey to the USA, where he will be the only German athlete to compete against the best in the world at the CrossFit Games.

International News

Women Weightlifting Grand Prix – Tomkowiak with new PR, Meister lifts Swiss record

3. July 2022

At the International Women Weightlifting Grand Prix in Luxembourg the two Weightlifting Shop athletes Scheila Meister and Lena Tomkowiak showed strong performances. While Tomkowiak was rewarded with a new PR and the silver medal, the Swiss champion lifted a new national record in the clean and jerk.

International News

IWF Elections – Italian Urso Takes Office of Secretary General with One Vote Lead

1. July 2022

Antonio Urso was elected as the new Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Weightlifting Federation. The Italian won the runoff against José Quinones, who had been erroneously declared the winner last Saturday.

International News
11. August 2022

International Weightlifting -IWF plans stricter doping controls

After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned weightlifting from the program for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the International Weightlifting Federation is seeking reforms. Now stricter doping rules are supposed to be another step to regain the confidence of the IOC.

International News
8. August 2022

CrossFit Games® 2022 – Fiebig: “I have learned a lot and will grow from it”.

This year’s CrossFit Games are in the books. Weightlifting Shop athlete Moritz Fiebig finished 36th in his debut on the big stage, took many learnings from the competition and is already motivated to attack again next year.

International News
1. August 2022

CrossFit Games 2022 – Showdown for Moritz Fiebig

Wednesday is the day – Madison, Wisconsin, will host this year’s CrossFit Games from Aug. 3-7. Weightlifting Shop athlete Moritz Fiebig has also made the journey to the USA, where he will be the only German athlete to compete against the best in the world at the CrossFit Games.

International News
3. July 2022

Women Weightlifting Grand Prix – Tomkowiak with new PR, Meister lifts Swiss record

At the International Women Weightlifting Grand Prix in Luxembourg the two Weightlifting Shop athletes Scheila Meister and Lena Tomkowiak showed strong performances. While Tomkowiak was rewarded with a new PR and the silver medal, the Swiss champion lifted a new national record in the clean and jerk.

International News
1. July 2022

IWF Elections – Italian Urso Takes Office of Secretary General with One Vote Lead

Antonio Urso was elected as the new Secretary General and Treasurer of the International Weightlifting Federation. The Italian won the runoff against José Quinones, who had been erroneously declared the winner last Saturday.

International News
30. June 2022

Mediterranean Games 2022 – Hernandez, Imperio, Pizzolato and Co. prove themselves in Oran

From Friday to Monday (July 1-4), male and female athletes from 17 nations will compete at this year’s Mediterranean Games in Oran, Algeria.

International News

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Born Strong – “Made for the Community”

24. August 2022

Sustainable and fairly priced products with attention to detail – This is what Born Strong offers, expressing the passion for our sport.

GUIDE

WHAT IS A MASSAGE GUN REALLY GOOD FOR?

16. May 2020

Massage guns for self-massage are a kind of vibrating drill. Powerlifter Lea Schreiner did the field test for you!

GUIDE

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY TO USE LIFTING STRAPS IN WEIGHTLIFTING?

27. January 2018

LIFTING STRAPS ARE A TOOL THAT SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY WEIGHTLIFTER’S, FITNESS ATHLETE’S OR STRENGTH ATHLETE’S GYM BAG.

As already mentioned in the article about wrist wraps, the hands are stressed the most during weightlifting. Especially when you have a high training volume with lots of sets and repetitions, your grip strength is easily affected. With hang exercises or snatch pulls and clean pulls the strain is especially high. It often fails not because of leg strength, shoulders or back, but grip strength decreases or forearms become tight and cramp.

But the perceived goal for heavy pulls or hang exercises is not to increase the strength of your grip. To get rid of this limiting factor, weightlifters use lifting straps for those heavy loads and high repetitions.

Using straps lets you achieve higher training intensities and even the performance improves when your hands and forearms get relieved.

Weightlifters sometimes use them in training also for snatching. But you should remember that they are not allowed as a tool in competition, and there you need the necessary grip strength.

Furthermore, grip strength is a protective function of the body against overload. By using lifting straps this protective function is bypassed. With experienced weightlifters this is quite intentional, but with beginners this can also lead to problems.


MORE DESIGNS

ONYX Hammer HeadLifting Straps

ONYX Candy PinkLifting Straps

REHBAND Lifting Straps

ONYX Dark Knight Lifting Straps

It is not recommended for beginners to work with lifting straps, especially not in complex exercises like the snatch. Since the technical execution and also the habituation to the so-called hook grip are should be the priority, their use should be limited to snatch grip and clean grip pulls.

HOW ARE LIFTING STRAPS USED?

They’re quite simple to use, but you should follow a few basic tips. In weightlifting the speed of the barbell is significant, it should be possible to let the barbell go at any time with no hesitation. The straps must detach themselves easy and quick from the barbell to prevent accidents and injuries, especially at your wrists. Lifting straps are made as loops to pull them around the wrist.

Lifting straps

Lifting straps leather

The remaining material of nylon, leather or other fabric is then wrapped around the bar. To tighten the straps, you only have to rotate the barbell and you feel how the strap tightens up. The wrist is now connected to the barbell by the strap and a hook grip is no longer necessary.

HOW TO PUT THEM ON CORRECTLY? – TUTORIAL ON IGTV



LEATHER OR FABRIC? WHICH MATERIAL IS BEST?

Lifting Straps come in all fabrics, sizes, and styles. Lifting straps made of leather are the most comfortable option, as they avoid chafing and calluses on the wrist that can occur with other materials. Another advantage of leather straps is their durability, because they last for several years. While the leather will stretch slightly with use, it will not fray due to the knurling of the barbell like other fabrics. Straps made of cotton or other non-leather materials can be broken after 6 to 12 months.

Since pulls are a necessary exercise of any weightlifter and are common in almost every training session, lifting straps are used often and intense. Therefore, they are part of the basic equipment of any weightlifter.

GUIDE
24. August 2022

Born Strong – “Made for the Community”

Sustainable and fairly priced products with attention to detail – This is what Born Strong offers, expressing the passion for our sport.

GUIDE
16. May 2020

WHAT IS A MASSAGE GUN REALLY GOOD FOR?

Massage guns for self-massage are a kind of vibrating drill. Powerlifter Lea Schreiner did the field test for you!

GUIDE
27. January 2018

HOW, WHEN, AND WHY TO USE LIFTING STRAPS IN WEIGHTLIFTING?

LIFTING STRAPS ARE A TOOL THAT SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY WEIGHTLIFTER’S, FITNESS ATHLETE’S OR STRENGTH ATHLETE’S GYM BAG.

As already mentioned in the article about wrist wraps, the hands are stressed the most during weightlifting. Especially when you have a high training volume with lots of sets and repetitions, your grip strength is easily affected. With hang exercises or snatch pulls and clean pulls the strain is especially high. It often fails not because of leg strength, shoulders or back, but grip strength decreases or forearms become tight and cramp.

But the perceived goal for heavy pulls or hang exercises is not to increase the strength of your grip. To get rid of this limiting factor, weightlifters use lifting straps for those heavy loads and high repetitions.

Using straps lets you achieve higher training intensities and even the performance improves when your hands and forearms get relieved.

Weightlifters sometimes use them in training also for snatching. But you should remember that they are not allowed as a tool in competition, and there you need the necessary grip strength.

Furthermore, grip strength is a protective function of the body against overload. By using lifting straps this protective function is bypassed. With experienced weightlifters this is quite intentional, but with beginners this can also lead to problems.


MORE DESIGNS

ONYX Hammer HeadLifting Straps

ONYX Candy PinkLifting Straps

REHBAND Lifting Straps

ONYX Dark Knight Lifting Straps

It is not recommended for beginners to work with lifting straps, especially not in complex exercises like the snatch. Since the technical execution and also the habituation to the so-called hook grip are should be the priority, their use should be limited to snatch grip and clean grip pulls.

HOW ARE LIFTING STRAPS USED?

They’re quite simple to use, but you should follow a few basic tips. In weightlifting the speed of the barbell is significant, it should be possible to let the barbell go at any time with no hesitation. The straps must detach themselves easy and quick from the barbell to prevent accidents and injuries, especially at your wrists. Lifting straps are made as loops to pull them around the wrist.

Lifting straps

Lifting straps leather

The remaining material of nylon, leather or other fabric is then wrapped around the bar. To tighten the straps, you only have to rotate the barbell and you feel how the strap tightens up. The wrist is now connected to the barbell by the strap and a hook grip is no longer necessary.

HOW TO PUT THEM ON CORRECTLY? – TUTORIAL ON IGTV



LEATHER OR FABRIC? WHICH MATERIAL IS BEST?

Lifting Straps come in all fabrics, sizes, and styles. Lifting straps made of leather are the most comfortable option, as they avoid chafing and calluses on the wrist that can occur with other materials. Another advantage of leather straps is their durability, because they last for several years. While the leather will stretch slightly with use, it will not fray due to the knurling of the barbell like other fabrics. Straps made of cotton or other non-leather materials can be broken after 6 to 12 months.

Since pulls are a necessary exercise of any weightlifter and are common in almost every training session, lifting straps are used often and intense. Therefore, they are part of the basic equipment of any weightlifter.

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