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Weight Lifting Straps: Why The Help Build Muscle

By Don Demarco

Are you looking for advice that helps grow muscle and will offer an efficient way to raise the weight you can lift on almost every back exercise you perform?

Think it’s even possible to find this?

There is a secret, my friend, and the sad fact is that if you haven’t been using this basic piece of equipment that helps grow muscle, you have already missed out on gaining serious size and strength.

And just what is it that helps grow muscle in such a remarkable way?

A trusty pair of lifting straps!

This piece of equipment helps grow muscle quite effectively, but many lifters forget about it.

If you do not know what a lifting strap is, it’s a set of thick straps you put around your wrist and then wrap around whatever system you’re using, such as a barbell, dumbbells, or cable attachment.

By eliminating any worries about securing your grip, these lifting straps help to provide a safe and strong connection between your wrist and the weights.

With straps, you’re able to hang onto the bar and do your exercises without putting in any energy from your forearms.

This is so valuable because….

Picture this ….

Say you’re doing deadlifts and you need to complete 8 reps of these powerful muscle-building exercises.

You clear the bar from the ground after psyching yourself up and gripping the bar hard.

It’s all fine and good, but now that you’re at rep 5, your grip is straining you so badly that you can’t hold onto the bar.

You have to quit because your forearms are fatigued.

How does that affect you?

Your forearm workout was amazing!

Good stuff! Unfortunately, you cut into the stimulation you could have had on your back, shoulders, legs, and just about every other muscle that is affected by the deadlift.

Uh oh!

When you work with a lifting strap, you eliminate this problem, and it helps grow muscle because you reach muscular failure in the major muscle groups you actually wanted to target, instead of your forearms and grip.

It’s critical that a lift strap is used in any exercise where the grip is of concern.

Since lifting straps work like a “crutch,” people will argue they work against your grip strength and forearm size.

For real. Maybe if your goal is to crack open a jar of pickles the grip can take precedence over muscle mass and strength in your lats, upper back, and just about every other muscle group.

Your choice.

Look, what you gain from lifting straps for your overall muscle mass and strength far outweighs negative effects on your forearms and grip.

Anyway, you can make up for it with specific forearm movements to develop your grip strength and forearm size.

Look, if you really aren’t using a lifting strap that helps grow muscle, you should start today.

Order them online, or at buy them at any fitness store.

You don’t need to spend more than 10 or 15 bucks.

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By Don Demarco. Don is a fitness coach and writer. Have you been misled by these popular fitness myths? Don debunks them at Men’s Workout Heaven Are you self sabotaging your results with a wrong mindset? Here is a simple mental trick borrowed from Arnold that will supercharge your muscle building: Men’s Workout Videos

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Demarco, Don "Weight Lifting Straps: Why The Help Build Muscle." Weight Lifting Straps: Why The Help Build Muscle. 26 Jun. 2010. 13 Sep 2014 <>.

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