Okay, I have weak wrists. I’m not ashamed. I’m one “STRONG momma” but these wrists…not so much. They are weak from years of injuries. I never stop moving, so of course I will have injuries! I bought these wrist support wraps at my favorite local supplement shop, Your Total Fitness Shop in Fayetteville.
Thanks Nathan for showing me these, I love them. I wrote this blog post because many of you asked what these wraps were in my pictures. This is what they are and this is why I love them. They are called Altas Power Wraps.
For my workouts, I usually wear bulky neoprene wrist braces that hook over my thumbs preventing my workout gloves from fitting properly. Why don’t I just tape my wrists you ask? Well, I do sometimes but it’s not always the quickest solution when I want to work out. Here’s another thing, when I am doing circuit training I will go quickly from exercises where I need wrist support straight into an exercise where I don’t need the support. Example, pull ups – run – push ups – box jumps – bicep workouts, etc. I need the support for the pull ups but won’t need the wraps as tight to allow for proper push ups, etc.
You are able to easily twist the wraps in different directions to make them tighter or loosen them up! Genius! I workout in my garage so I don’t technically do “Crossfit” but I do incorporate some WOD’s (abbreviation for Workout of the Day) into my routines. These wraps were designed for Crossfit due to the switching through workouts like I described earlier. I also use them every time I lift weights. It gives me the support I need during my lifts.
This is a description I copied and pasted from a website about the wraps.
Altas Power Wraps brace your wrists for overhead lifts, presses, push-ups, burpees, and protect your wrists during muscle-ups. Plus, these wraps are easily adjustable on the fly! They are great for chipper WODs where you have some overhead movements followed by other movements that do not require wrist protection. With Atlas Power Wraps you no longer need to use sticky athletic tape to support your wrists. No time consuming pre-wrap or sticky residue post-workout. Simply wrap and go!
They have the cutest prints and designs online as well. So cute!! (you know, if you are “into” cute workout gear. 🙂 They have solid colors as well.