Product Type: Lonsdale Fitness
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Lonsdale Wrist Grips
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Lonsdale Wrist Grips
Advantages: Quality grips
Disadvantages: Nothing really
These grips are just one brand of many, all of which aim to do the same thing: contribute to or complement a forearm or arm workout. They work by having a solid metal coil at the top of two handle grips, and the idea is that you use one hand to squeeze them together. This will strengthen your general grip as well as improve your forearm strength, as long as you do it right.
I've used various different brands of these before, and I've never really had an issue with any of them. You hear tales of the metal coil snapping or the grips coming off or the grips themselves squeaking as you use them. I'm pleased to say that these Lonsdale grips do neither of the first two of these issues (touch wood) and the third has only recently started after a long time of them being used. It can be rectified though, as can most metal things that squeak, either by oiling them or greasing them slightly. You may need to do this more than once, but it really depends on how often they are used and how much a little squeak actually bothers you.
The tension of the grips is actually very good. I thought that the strength needed to squeeze them was manageable but to then hold it for a long time was a lot harder, and this is where the value of these grips comes in. They're powerful, and you shouldn't expect overnight results, but if you keep at it and do regular workouts, extending your hold time with these grips, then you should start to see results pretty soon.
In this sense, the grips of the grips are actually very important. I find that they're comfy enough to hold for the most part, but when my hands start getting sweaty, then the rubber grips start to flak a little. I don't think this is enough to start deteriorating the grip very much, but it's almost like the fabric is flaking off in my hand. The same thing happens with tennis rackets though - I think I just sweat too easily! Despite this apparent flaking of the grips' grips, they never feel as if I'm going to lose my own grip on them. The handles mold ever so slightly to your hand, and this helps keep it in place. I find this is something especially handy if you use this on a regular basis, as the molding stays and you have your own custome made grip handle after a while. Some people may not like this, but I thought it was a very good thing.
I'm very happy with these grips. Like I said, there are plenty of brands offering the same sort of thing, and I can't really say I've had much of a negative experience with any of them. This is as good a brand as any others I've tried, and amazon currently have a pair of them for £5.99, nearly half price, which is a decent bargain. You can get them cheaper, but it's always worth going for a known brand from a respected and recommended seller. Recommended.
Summary: Quality grips from Lonsdale
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