You can injure your wrists by relying too heavily on them to lift the weight, so use your grip as well.
For pulling movements, where intensity techniques are implemented, straps are actually a preferred setup in order to maximize the challenge of each set.
Anyone who ever uses lifting straps needs to quit being such a weak little girl and man the F up!
Your hand goes through the space created by a looped strap so that the strap rests on the back of your hand just below your wrist.
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Rather than try to explain it, the best way to understand would be to actually see them in action.
If straps tend to feel a little uncomfortable and dig into your wrists, these are the solution.
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But once you're close to your physical potential, more glaring weak links will eventually come to the forefront of training.