The best workout accessories of 2017
We can hardly believe it, but 2016 is almost over and it’s time to make some resolutions to get fit in the upcoming new year! If you’re looking to fill your gym bag with the best workout accessories of 2017, then look no further than our online store at Grip Power Pads. We’ve got everything you need to make your workouts a complete success. Just what do we have? Take a look:
1. Gym bags
You can’t get the best workout accessories of 2017 to the gym without a great gym bag! Take a look at our Gym Bag with wet/dry storage. It’s for anyone – whether you’re a newbie or a hardcore bodybuilder, power lifter or weightlifter. Made of 600-Denier Polyester with PVC coating, it has heavy-duty hand-grip handles (with re-enforced stitching) on both ends for easy handling when loaded down with weight.
2. Weight Lifting Belts
Every year, thousands of bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts end up sidelined with serious back injuries. It only takes one awkward movement to end up with a strain, pull or another injury that could keep you out of the gym and in serious pain. Don’t let this happen to you in 2017! Make sure you’re protected with our Grip Power Pro Pads Weightlifting Belt – one of the best workout accessories of 2017 for sure! Our Weightlifting Belt is ergonomically designed to keep your core muscles tightened when you lift. As a result, your back is much better supported, and it’s much easier to maintain the proper form through any lift.
When it comes to lifting belts, we didn’t forget about the ladies! Our Grip Power Pro Lifting Belt for Women is just like a lifting belt for men but with a fit and look that is especially for ladies. Available in three sizes, the belt fits comfortably around your waist, and it has a feminine black and pink color scheme. At 5 inches in width, the belt is wider than the others on the market, giving you more support for better results with every rep.
3. Lifting Grips
5. Gym Gloves
When you’re working hard to meet your 2017 fitness goals, you can’t afford to end up with a wrist injury or a painful blister on your hands that leaves you sidelined. That’s why no power lifter, bodybuilder or fitness enthusiast can afford to be without our Elite Leather Gym Gloves with Built-in Wrist Wraps. The Grip Power Pads gym gloves are unlike anything on the market today because they combine two essential pieces of power lifting gear into one design. First, you get the benefit of protective leather weight lifting gym gloves padded with blue rubber insulation that cushions your hands. Unlike thick, bulky workout gym gloves, our’s enhance your grip and allow you to hold on tight for more explosive movements.
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Love to lift weights? Here’s why you should be wearing a weight lifting belt.
If you’re a bodybuilder or just enjoy lifting weights during your fitness routines, we have to ask: What keeps you from working out the most? If you said “injuries”, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, thousands of fitness enthusiasts and athletes are injured doing what they love. The worst part is that it typically takes only one awkward movement to end up with a strain, pull or another injury that keeps you out of the gym and in a lot of pain. What can you do to prevent this from happening? Good question. Let’s talk about why you should be wearing a lifting belt during your weightlifting workouts.
Unfortunately, over the past few years there have been certain “experts” in the fitness field who have argued that wearing a lifting belt leads to weak back and core muscles. This is simply not true. Wearing a weight lifting belt actually helps to increase the use of the abs and lower back muscles. In addition, it helps to support you – in turn, preventing injuries.
Thinking of wearing a weight lifting belt? Check out Grip Power Pads for the best lifting belts on the market.
Take, for example, our collection of Grip Power Pads weightlifting belts. Each type of lifting belt in our online store is ergonomically designed to keep your core muscles tightened when you lift. As a result, your back is much better supported, and it’s easier to maintain the proper form through any lift.
First, we have our Grip Power Pads Leather 6″ Wide Weight Lifting Stiff Belt. This is a 1/4-inch thick cowhide leather belt that (like the name says) is very stiff. Wearing a weight lifting belt like this helps to stabilize your spine and reduce the stress that is put on it by lifting.
Next, there’s our 6” Wide Neoprene Double Belt. This is 2 inches wide at the front for abdominal support. Unlike a leather belt with a predetermined set of holes, this belt has a VELCRO support strap which gives you the ability to adjust tightness to get just the right amount of comfort and support. Wearing a lifting belt like this helps you to avoid injury and helps maximize your exercise performance.
Ladies will love our next belt. Our 5-inch wide Grip Power Pro Lifting Belt for Women is not only stylish, but comes in different sizes to fit women’s figures. Women should wear a belt that fits them properly… not just any men’s belt. Wearing this lifting belt helps to keep your core engaged so you can maintain proper form and do more reps with less risk of injury.
Lastly we have our top of the line Lever Buckle Weightlifting Belt. This is 4 inches wide and 13 millimeters thick. Made with 100% genuine leather, this weight lifting belt is handmade in a variety of sizes. The best part: It weighs almost 5 pounds due to its solid, durable design. It won’t give and will ensure that your body is always in a very secure position.
Our best advice to you: Don’t become a statistic! Protect yourself from back and other injuries by wearing a weight lifting belt. Make the days of being injured a thing of the past!
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Experiencing knee pain during your fitness routine? Consider compression knee sleeves.
You were on your daily run, when suddenly one of your knees felt strained. It hurt so badly that you had to stop to stretch out your leg. That didn’t help, so you turned around and limped home.
After adding more weight to your lifting routine, you’ve been feeling like your kneecaps are grinding into themselves. Now you feel like you can’t work out at all. What’s going on?
Have either of these scenarios ever happened to you? If you can relate, or if you’ve ever experienced any type of knee pain brought on by your fitness routine, perhaps it’s time to consider using compression knee sleeves.
What are compression knee sleeves?
Knee sleeves are used to reduce pain by providing some support to the knees. They are usually made of neoprene, and are designed to slide up over your knees. You can wear them on one or both of your knees. When you do so, you’ll often feel less swelling and pain both during and after exercise. To anyone who’s suffering from exercise-induced knee pain, this sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Just how do compression knee sleeves work?
Because they compress your knees, knee sleeves help to increase blood flow in the blood vessels located around your knees. This enables you to recover from swelling, strain, pressure and injury much faster. And this is why die-hard runners and weightlifters alike will often tell you that they rely on compression knee sleeves to enable them to workout as much as they do.
Want to know some of the great benefits of wearing compression knee sleeves?
We’re glad you asked! Here are a few:
- They help to restrict patella (kneecap) movement. This can prevent pain and even dislocation.
- Compression knee sleeves increase proprioception, which is your body’s sense of the position and motion of your joints. Proprioception results in good balance and the ability to move easily… which in turn usually leads to fewer injuries.
- Compression knee sleeves can provide warmth, which promotes better blood flow and reduces strain on the knees during exercise.
Are compression knee sleeves for you?
Over 4 million Americans over the age of 50 have artificial knees. If that statistic shocks you, think about all of the people you know who work out on a daily basis. Whether you’re an avid runner, hiker, power walker, or you lift weights, compression knee sleeves will support you and help to protect you from future injuries.
Grip Power Pads compression knee sleeves, for example, are considered the strongest knee sleeves on the market today. They’re 7 millimeters thick, and crafted with ultra-stiff neoprene for optimal compression and unparalleled durability. They also fit further past your knee than other compression knee sleeves. This means that they offer extra support you won’t get from other products. The best part: They were designed by a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in orthopedics.
If you’re an athlete or just someone who wants better joint health, consider getting a pair of compression knee sleeves. Your knees will thank you!
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Looking for the best jump ropes for fitness training? Look no further!
You lift weights several times per week. You enjoy running occasionally and also love getting out for hikes on the weekends. But lately, your workouts are feeling kind of boring. What’s a good solution? How about switching things up with a total body workout? You know, one that’s great not only for the legs and arms, but also for the shoulders and even the abs. Yes, we’re talking about jumping rope! Before you grab any old jump rope to use for your workout, however, consider how choosing from the best jump ropes can make a huge difference. After all, the results you’ll get from jumping rope are only as good as the jump rope you’re using!
What makes the best jump ropes… the best?
There are several criteria that make the best jump ropes on the market stand out. One of these is weight. Whether you’re into cross-training, MMA or just want a jump rope for daily cardio exercise, you should make sure that the handles aren’t too heavy. This is because your arms are usually the first parts of your body to get tired when you’re working out. Lightweight handles help you to exercise longer and stronger.
Next, you should consider how well the jump rope functions. We’re talking about comfort and ease of use. The best jump ropes have comfortable grips with non-slip texturing to stay securely in your hands. They also have ergonomically designed handles, like this 360 Speed Jump Rope from Grip Power Pads. It’s simply one of the best jump ropes on the market, with 7″ long rubberized handles to protect your hands from chafing and slipping. And as far as ease of use, it has an optimal 90-degree spinning angle, and the rope turns smoothly and quickly.
This brings us to our next criteria for the best jump ropes, and that is the ability to easily resize the rope. Grip Power Pads has two jump ropes – the 360 Speed that we discussed above and the Speed Jump Rope Pro. Both have an adjustable cable that allows you to jump rope at maximum speeds without so many misses that are typically caused by a rope that isn’t the correct length for you. And unlike other jump ropes, the Grip Power Pads jump ropes have hidden screws that hold the cables in place (which can be adjusted with a tool that comes with each jump rope).
The quality of the jump rope is also key when choosing the best jump ropes to use. The cable should never stretch, fray or break – no matter what you put it through. And it should be versatile, which means that it can be used by fitness enthusiasts of any level.
Finally, there’s cost. The best jump ropes should meet all of these criteria at an affordable cost to you.
Ready to buy one of the best jump ropes on the market?
Look no further than Grip Power Pads two jump ropes: the 360 Speed and the Speed Jump Rope Pro. They’re both professional quality jump ropes that are perfect for any type of athlete, and meet all of the criteria we discussed. The best part is that they’re totally affordable. What are you waiting for? Order one today and see for yourself!
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Looking for the best fitness accessories for women? Here they are!
Calling all ladies who love the gym! Tell us: What’s your favorite fitness accessory? If you said it’s your treadmill, weights or bike, that’s great! However, keep in mind that it is having the proper accessories to protect your body from injury that will really give you the best workout possible. When it comes to the best fitness accessories for women, consider weight lifting grips, wrist wraps and lifting belts. Just how can these accessories help you get a better workout and prevent injuries? Let’s take a look.
Hands down, weight lifting grips are among the top fitness accessories for women.
We’ve heard the story many times. You tried lifting grips, lifting straps, and perhaps even power hooks. And you hated them. They didn’t fit properly. Even worse, they weren’t thick enough to function as a grip pad, and left your hands totally chafed. It was also frustrating that they took up all of the room in your gym bag.
But what if we told you that one of the best fitness accessories for women would not compromise your performance or fill your gym bag to the brim? That’s right – with our Cobra Grips weight lifting grips for women, you get a grip pad pair to protect your hands from chaffing, lifting straps for improving your grip and power hooks to help you keep hold of the bar… minus all of the things you disliked about your old gym accessories!
Cobra Grips are made with flexible neoprene, measuring 6 millimeters in thickness. This means that they provide ample cushioning that can outperform any other grip pad. Their no-slip design keeps your hands perfectly positioned on the bar with none of the sliding you might experience with ordinary lifting straps. Their ergonomic design ensures the safety of your fingers, hands and wrists. They’re also fully adjustable, so you can say goodbye to awkwardness!
Need wrist support? Wrist wraps are highly useful fitness accessories for women.
In addition to weight lifting grips, wrist wraps can also make a real difference on each lift you do in the gym. They don’t add many pounds to your total workout, but they’re a perfect way to support your wrist if you’re power lifting, doing dead lifts or squatting. We sell this valuable fitness accessory for women as a pair, and they’re one-size-fits-all. Grip Power Pads wrist wraps feature elastic 2-size thumb loops and an extended length Velcro closure.
Our collection of fitness accessories for women includes lifting belts.
Lifting belts aren’t just for guys! Here at Grip Power Pads, we’ve designed an amazing lifting belt which is sure to make some Top 10 lists when it comes to fitness accessories for women. Many of you may be thinking, “Do I really need a lifting belt for my weight routines?” The answer is yes. Lifting belts are ideal for keeping your core engaged and helping you maintain proper form. They’ll allow you to do more reps and greatly reduce the chance that you’ll get an injury.
Our black and pink weight lifting belt is stylish, and is made for women’s figures. At 5 inches wide, it’s bigger than other belts to give you maximum support and comfort. The best part: It’s fully adjustable with Velcro, and there are no buckles to fasten.
Grip Power Pads offers the #1 fitness accessories for women.
What are you waiting for? Don’t suffer injuries or deal with frustration during your workouts. Take a look at our collection of fitness accessories for women, and make every workout your best!
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Looking to improve your workouts? Try weight lifting grips.
“Save my hands!” How many times have you stood at the bar thinking this, when you should have been focusing on your workout instead? We feel your pain… literally. Gripping the bar is the very first step to any weight lifting workout. If you don’t have a good grip, it’s not only distracting, but it hurts! Worst of all, it prevents you from achieving your workout goals. Let’s face it: A workout isn’t successful when your grip gives out before your biceps do. The solution to this problem is simple: weight lifting grips.
Bye bye injuries! Weight lifting grips protect your fingers, hands and wrists.
When most people begin fitness routines, the last thing they think about is their grip. If you’re like the majority of gymgoers, you’re focused on ripped biceps and triceps… not the thirty-five super small gripping muscles in your fingers, hands and wrists. These muscles are not only among your body’s tiniest, but they’re also some of your most used muscles. Think about it. In the last day, how many times have you turned a doorknob, picked up a glass, typed on a computer or pressed a button on your remote to change a TV station? With the exception of when you’re sleeping, your grip muscles are almost always being used. They should be so strong, right?
Wrong. Because they’re so tiny, they’re usually the weakest muscles on most people. This means that it’s easy for them to become injured. You could spend lots of time working on your grip strength, but if you’re already feeling pain at the bar, this isn’t a good idea. And if you’re in the gym trying to build muscle, do you really want to spend precious time working on your grip? The solution, again, is simple: weight lifting grips.
Weight lifting grips are a much better choice than conventional straps and gloves.
It’s no secret: Conventional straps are really, really bad for your wrists. They put pressure on your wrists which can lead to nerve damage, carpel tunnel issues and vestibular damage. On the other hand, weight lifting grips protect you by allowing the weight you’re lifting to rest on the base of your hand, not on your wrist. Whether you’re doing pull-ups, rope climbs or bar work, weight lifting grips improve your arm training exercises by giving you grip assistance and incredible wrist support. In addition, they protect your fingers and hands from calluses, blisters and other injuries.
And when it comes to gloves versus weight lifting grips, grips win out every time. They give you the same amount of protection as wearing gloves, but are cooler, as your hands are not completely covered.
Looking for the best weight lifting grips on the market?
When it comes to your fitness, of course you want the best. Cobra Grips are just that. As the most advanced, patented weight lifting grips on the market, they’re designed to fit any size hands (male and female). Ergonomically engineered with safety in mind, they provide a truly comfortable fit. Why not try a pair today? Next time you approach the bar, you’ll be thinking, “Thanks Cobra Grips, for saving my hands!”
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Cobra Grips Maximize Your Workout Potential
When it comes to fitness, it’s all about the process. Strength is built by achieving what you once thought you couldn’t do. We believe in making this training process as simple as possible. Your mission is to get fit. Our mission is to support you and maximize your workout potential. Cobra Grips were created with your comfort in mind, allowing for a great grip while you grind your way to the strongest body possible. Next time you’re going to the gym, don’t forget to pack 100% determination and your pair of Cobra Grips!
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Thursday Tips: Workout Knowledge
Here’s a little bit of workout knowledge for you! Did you know: Dehydration can zap your energy and endurance when you’re working out. Be sure to get plenty of water when you hit the gym… and wear your Cobra Grips too!
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Grip Power Pads: What’s The Difference?
Here at Grip Power Pads, we often get asked, “What’s the difference between your 6 products: PRO, NEO, FIT, Soft, Firm, and Foam Grip Power Pads?”
Great question! The answer is that our pads are divided into 2 series: Professional Patented Lifting Grips (PRO, NEO, FIT) and Classic Grip Pads (SOFT, FIRM, FOAM). Take a look at their detailed descriptions below:
Grip Power Pads PRO – These pads are constructed of soft 0.2″ thick spongy rubber, with Velcro straps and a stainless steel metal ring to adjust to any hand size. They are very comfortable lifting pads, and provide the best non-slip grip you can get during your workouts. Ideal for heavy lifting, they’re the most popular Grip Pads among our customers.
Grip Power Pads NEO – These grip pads are constructed of black neoprene, are 0.2″ thick, and feature Velcro straps and a stainless steel metal ring that adjusts to any hand size. These lifting pads are recommended for both men and women for everyday use.
Grip Power Pads FIT – Our FIT pads are constructed of neoprene rubber and are approximately 0.12″ thick. These pads are a thinner and smaller neoprene version of the NEO pad and are recommended for women for everyday use.
Grip Power Pads Soft – Grip Power Pads Soft are our simple rubber grip pads. These pads are constructed of soft rubber and are approximately 0.2″ thick. They are simple lifting grips that don’t feature straps, and are the most economical product in our lineup.
Grip Power Pads Firm – These are our simple rubber pads, constructed of firm rubber. They are approximately 0.12″ thick. These workout pads provide minimum palm coverage, ideal for keeping your hands safe from sharp metal points and bars. They will provide you with maximum support and grip while isolating any metal from your skin. Our Firm model is comprised of formed rubber which imitates the shape of the coated metal bars.
Grip Power Pads Foam – These pads are our simple foam pads. They are constructed of a mix of synthetic foam and rubber and are 0.25″ thick. There pads are recommended for more advanced weight lifters, who require more hand protection for their grip.
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