Essential for heavy squats and deadlifts. If you were to invest in 1 piece of training equipment I would highly recommend that you get a lifting belt. Designed to protect you lower back and keep your core tight during those heavy compound movements. If I’m doing less than 5 reps, I’m wearing this belt.
Excellent for adding resistance on exercises such as dips, pull-ups, chin-ups etc. As I’ve mentioned time and time again, the key to increases in strength and muscle size is progressive overload, as soon as you’re powering out 10 or more pull-ups or dips it’s time to go weighted. Instead of awkwardly trying to pinch a dumbbell between your legs I recommend wearing a dip belt and adding weight plates for added resistance.
The arm blaster is a fantastic old school piece of training equipment used to isolate the biceps. I personally have long bicep insertions (meaning I do not have much of a ‘peak’) through regular use of my arm blaster I’ve been able to improve my bicep peaks (which have added a couple of inches to my arms). You can check out my article and video review on the arm blaster here.
Versa Gripps ensure the muscle your targeting fails before your grip strength does. When performing exercises such as pull-ups, hanging leg raises, shrugs and bent-over rows more often than not I found my forearms and grip failing first, in order to prevent this I use Versa Gripps.
I do not use and do not recommend you use Versa Gripps for every single workout you do, as although these will assist you perform a greater number of repetitions it’s not going to address the issue at hand which is your grip and forearm strength, this is improved by training it – continue to hit those lift hard and alternate between using and not using Versa Gripps for certain exercises during your workouts.