Isolate. Activate. Perform.
Maximum effort should come with maximum safer performance.
This prevents forearm fatigue and energy loss. By using dumbbells without Graps® you put your forearm flexors under tension in every exercise, resulting in overtraining and that leads to a sustained decrease in physical performance.
If you’ll use 2 Graps® per dumbbell, the pressure they apply on the grip from both sides turn on the forearm muscles, as the grip’s reflexes lead to a harder workout and the activation of even more surrounding muscles (this happens to people with large palms, according to research).
Regardless of your choice, you can always achieve more with less hustle, maintain a firm grip and a stable wrist position, and get the best possible results from every set of every exercise.
Besides avoiding obvious physical harm, Graps® can improve exercise performance and overall safety, as it allows you to focus on the exercise itself, without worrying about readjusting your grip or wrist position.
Graps® convert the dumbbell from a simple object into an extension of the hand. The sense of exercise is much better and you feel more confident and focused on the exercise resulting in better performance.
It’s all about stability
Every unsupported dumbbell exercise burdens the wrist, the elbow and the shoulder. It even affects the thumbs, as friction from the dumbbell pulls the skin when they come in contact. This can lead to both unnecessary fatigue and possible injuries, such as tennis or golfer’s elbow. A wrong and ineffective way to avoid it, is to adjust your grip while exercising. This might seem like an instant and harmless move, yet it leads to loss of the muscles’ constant tension which decreases the exercise’s quality and efficiency.
With Graps®, you get maximum wrist stability, especially with the use of 2 pieces per dumbbell.
Got sweaty hands?
One of the main reasons why a dumbbell slips in your hand can be sweaty palms. With the use of Graps®, this is no longer a problem for your workout as the dumbbell has no room to move in your hand.
Do Graps® reduce grip strength?
If you want to improve your grip strength, then exercise for grip strength. Do not sacrifice the quality and effectiveness of the whole training for grip strength. Also when the forearms’ flexors work hard in every exercise, it can cause the opposite effect – overtraining. What Graps® does is to isolate the working muscles, give better wrist stability and allows more concentration on the exercise. Now you can push, pull and lift better and safer!
Are Graps® compatible with all dumbbells?
Yes. Their flexibility and design make them ideal for every dumbbell type, regardless of their size.
What about the different palm sizes?
Graps® is a perfect fit for all of them, thanks to their flexible material.
How durable are they?
Graps® are made by one of the most use-resistant material available today. It takes a lot of effort and hustle to tear or break them; probably even more than the effort you spend during your workout.
What’s their advantage over workout gloves?
Gloves can help prevent hand calluses, but not the maladjustment of the dumbbell. Even with their use, you still have to perform that exhausting extra grip, which can lead to either poor performance or unnecessary fatigue.
Why choose Graps®?
In four words: Performance, safety, efficiency, stability. Tested and proven.
What do experts say about Graps
Strength and Conditioning Coach
President of Lebert Fitness
Strength and Physique Coach
Aris B.C. Player
PAOK B.C. Player
GEORGIOS D. GOUDELIS MD. PhD.
Specialized in Arthroscopic Surgery
and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Adults and Children
Sports Medicine on Graps®
Frequent exercise with dumbbells – weights can burden the tendons of the fingers of the hand and the wrist due to their constant effort – to reduce the slip of the dumbbell.
This can lead to tendon injuries – epicondylitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve entrapment syndrome).
The use of Graps® balances the forces of the dumbbell on the forearm – elbow – arm – shoulder, improving the biomechanics of the movement, reducing the chance of injury and perfecting the performance of the exercise.
Graps® & Physics
Why do you think the seesaw does not balance even though the weight is the same on both sides? Of course, because distance 2 is bigger than distance 1!
The torque on one side is bigger than the other side due to the bigger lever arm, resulting in seesaw’s instability. This is exactly what happens to our wrist when the weight of the dumbbell on one side is further than the weight of the opposite side, because of the dumbbell slipping.
Isolate. Activate. Perform.