The Benefits of Wrist Wraps for Calisthenics

Posted on May 04 2019

The Benefits of Wrist Wraps for Calisthenics

     Most of you might have seen by now that I’ve come out with my own wrist wraps. Some people may think they’re just for show or that they’re not functional. However, there are quite a few benefits to using wrist wraps and so I want to share with you the top 3 benefits of using Wrist Wraps during your Calisthenic training. The wrist wrap was originally invented back in 1901 as an improvement to the traditional leather wrist band used by workers. The wrist wraps were developed for protection during strenuous work involving the arms and hands. Today they are still used for this purpose but in sports- they are used to protect athletes from elbow and wrist injury.

1. Extra Support/Prevent from Injury

The first two benefits kind of go hand in hand. Calisthenics as you already know is a form of exercise using your body weight to train and build muscle. Bodyweight movements include pushups, handstands, pull ups…etc all directly causing pressure on your wrists. Wrist wraps provide extra support for those joints in your wrist, preventing you from injury. Poor wrist mobility and lack of proper protection can lead to serious injuries in the future including; arthritis, tendonitis, wrist fractures, and more.

2. Progress Faster

With the wrist wraps giving you extra support, this allows you to progress faster because you're avoiding injuries that could hold you back from perfecting new skills. Floor movements such as the planche and handstand are bodyweight movements that would get the most benefits from using wrist wraps.

Overall, wrist wraps prevent and protect you from injuries that can be long-lasting and detrimental for your gains. Alongside injury prevention, they assist you in progressing faster towards your goals. Now that you know the benefits that protect your long term from using wrist wraps, you can order a pair of your very own by AD Workout by clicking the link here.


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  • Diego: October 21, 2020

    Hi Austin, I’m missing number 3 and number 2 is closely related to number 1.

    I was looking forward to learning a meaningful set of reasons to convince myself I need wrist wraps but really the lack of real reasons in your post just convinced me wrist wraps are really useless with proper wrist stretching.

    Anyways, your YT content is amazing, I’ve been following you for months and it’s been really useful watching your videos. Best!

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    Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?

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