Wrist wraps have long been used by bodybuilders, olympic lifters, and powerlifters to add extra support to the -- you guessed it -- wrist joint.
While mostly commonly used for pressing movements like the bench press or military press, wrist wraps also aid in supporting the bar for the back and front squat.
Make sure you check your federation’s rules for equipment before purchasing -- although generally most wrist wrap lengths are acceptable (list of approved equipment by federation).
Here are some of the most popular wrist wraps for lifting, all of which are IPF and USAPL approved.
Titan Support System Wrist Wraps
Personally, I use Titan wrist wraps and love them. I’ve tried other cheaper wrist wraps (Nordic Lifting) and Titan provides significantly more support.
Signature Gold Wrist Wraps
For the most support, go with the Signature Gold wrist wraps. They are the “most powerful and durable” wraps produced by Titan Support Systems.
THP Series Wrist Wraps
Similarly, the Titan THP Series wraps are the “stiffest” wraps Titan has produced. I would imagine they are very similar to the Signature Gold.
Max RPM Series Wrist Wraps
For wrist wraps with a little more comfort while still providing serious support to the wrist joint, go with the Max RPM Series.
Inzer Wrist Wraps
Inzer is one of the most trusted, reputable manufacturers of lifting equipment in the world. They are the wrist wrap of choice for some of the strongest lifters to step onto the platform.
Iron Z Wrist Wraps
The Iron Z wrist wraps are a tried and true classic in gyms worldwide. A perfect blend of stiffness and comfort, choose the Iron Z wrist wraps with confidence.
True Black Wrist Wraps
A new model from Inzer, the True Black wrist wraps are another solid product from Inzer. Definitely for lifters that are looking for a solid, stiff wrist wrap.
Founded by Mark “Smelly” Bell, the SlingShot brand is infamous for launching high quality, innovative products for the lifting community. The Gangsta Wraps are no different and uphold this legacy well (plus, who doesn’t love a pun?).
Gangsta Wrap Wrist Wraps
Available in 20″ and 36″ lengths, the Gangsta Wraps may cost more than others, but you can tell these were made with tremendous care for longevity. In other words, you won’t be buying a replacement anytime soon.
Plus, if you choose the 26″ length, the design allows for alternative uses, such as an elbow wrap. This is demonstrated in the short YouTube product review video below:
All in all, you’ll certainly be happy with Titan or Inzer wraps (and spend less money), but if you’re anticipating extremely heavy stress on your wrist wraps, either because of the weight lifted or the frequency of use, the SlingShot Gangsta Wraps may be just what you’re looking for.