Buyer's Guide to CrossFit Hand Grips
Crossfit Grips are one of the best pieces of CrossFit training equipment you can purchase. Hands and palms are protected during pull-ups, kettlebell swings, deadlifts, snatches and other actions by three-stitched carbon fiber grips. The Bear KompleX Carbon Fiber design features a unique wrist strap that provides enough support without digging into your wrist. The Bear Komplex Grips surround the wrist in carbon fiber to keep the velcro from digging in. They are well-built and will outlast many cheaper alternatives.
We would want to see the Carbon Grips' finger openings become more rectangular. The circular cuts sank into our fingertips, expanding them out during break-in. They are one of the first 3-hole gymnastic grips on the market. They use milled vegetable tanned leather, which is softer, more durable, and thin enough to not get in the way when pedaling, using rings, or pulling up bar. The design covers the hand better and keeps the grips from sliding off the hand.
Rogue v2 Gymnastics Grips are robust, grippy, and affordable. WODies are the first neoprene grips with three finger holes. Some prefer a narrower grip for improved grip on the bar. Others appreciate the cushioning because it protects the hand. JerkFit WODs are a wonderful deal on wrist wraps and gymnastic grips.
WOD N Done Grips are pre-cut kinesiology tape. Single-use grips are good for a last-minute patch for a rip or protection. Barehand Gloves are 1.3mm thick, but consumers say they handle the bar and the barbell well. We chose our favorite options after researching roughly 25 different gymnastic grips worth your time and money. We contacted industry experts and forums as well as all major manufacturers.
Sweatbands placed underneath the grips during use extend their lifespan and efficacy. Gymnasts use grips to protect their hands while working out on a pull-up bar or rings. High-quality grips are designed to improve your grip on the bar. The company's materials and workmanship quality affect the grips' performance and longevity. Gymnastic grips are not meant to last.
Most people should change their grips at least once a year, preferably every six months. Three-finger grips protect the hand's most vulnerable areas from calluses and tears. It is easy to find "disposable" gymnastic grips, but their life is too brief. LEATHER PANDA WOD NATION:At $15 a pair, we doubt they will be durable or comfy. According to WOD Nation, they are fantastic for pull-ups, kettlebell exercises, and deadlifts.
The Stealth Victory Grips take everything we liked about the leather versions and replace it with a lightweight microfiber. We preferred the leather grips, but many others do. The Rapid Reboot Recovery System is a wonderful alternative for advanced recovery. The Rogue DT Tempering Rollers are one of the most affordable solutions for body tempering. Hand protection is designed to keep your hands healthy.
Gymnastic hand grips are not built to handle the diversity of movements required by CrossFit. Bear KompleX grips are available in 2- and 3-hole models. Designed for strength and longevity without restricting wrist mobility. Customers' major gripes are about initial pain. Avoid this by exercising the grips in warm water before wearing them for your workouts.
ProFitness grips are made of suede leather for added comfort and ergonomics. This means they will not cling to your skin and will not need as much breaking-in as leather products. WODs are the first neoprene/synthetic product on this list. They do not have leather grips, but they are machine washable and dryer safe. A lifetime warranty protects the product from serious damage. So if they break after a few years, you are entitled to a replacement pair for free.