CrossFitters love their accessories (most of which serve a real function) and one of the most popular are gymnastics grips. Gymnastics grips help with movements such as pull ups, toes to bar, and muscle ups by doing two things:
- They will help pad your hands from the bar to reduce the chances of ripping.
- When used correctly, they actually make holding onto the bar easier to reduce grip fatigue.
Unfortunately, we see many people using these grips incorrectly – not knowing that there is supposed to be a fold in the grip which will help hook onto the bar and distribute the load throughout the wrist.