You can really enhance your CrossFit workout by having the correct support. Tired, aching and chaffed handscoupled with over-used muscles can really affect the effectiveness of your workout. However you can hit the box hard every timeby using the right equipment to prevent injury.Take a look at these tapes, wrap and supports loved by CrossFit athletes to keep you going when things get tough. These have all been tried and tested by the fitness experts at KitBox.co and are favourited by others that use a bar in their workouts.
For full protection then consider investing in a pair of RockTape G-LOVES. These are engineered to safeguard your hands from even the harshest CrossFit workouts. From handlebars to barbells, G-LOVES reduce direct friction to protect your hands from tears and blisters.They come in five different sizes and are available for £37.49 at KitBox.
Iconx Barbell Wrist Wrap
Wrist wraps are fantastic for preventing injuries when training on the CrossFit program. We recommend the Iconx Barbell Club wraps. These are bullet proof wrist wraps that use 3 types of material to bring a strong yet comfortable wrap. Easy to fit into your routine and will provide you with a safer and stronger lift. These are excellent to use after any injury. By using them you will keep sore, painful or clicking wrists in check. You can also use them to prevent injury when doing heavy presses and other weight lifting movements. Available from KitBox for £11.99.
BullDog Gymnastic Grips
Gymnatic grips are another method of preventing getting ripped hands and callouses during high rep workouts. We recommend the Bulldog Gear Gymnastic grips. The black coloured grips help hide the dirt too. Available in three different sizes for £17.99 from KitBox.
JAW Pull up Grips
These grips are a lighter option if you are trying to protect your hands whilst doing pull ups on the bar. Because they are soft and light it means they will not interfere with your performance and you will be able to wear them throughout your entire WOD. These wonders from JAW will make sure that your palms remain protected and will allow you to continue your set. Made from a very durable cloth, they are designed to prevent sweat, friction from rubbing and won’t harden from perspiration. You can wash them and chalk them too. Available from KitBox for £24.99.
ProBalm is the remedy you need when you have pushed those hands to their limits. It is a really effective balm that promotes recovery when you’ve suffered abrasions and skin inflammation. Be prepared and learn about what inflammation is so you’re ready when the warning signs show.ProBalmcan be applied directly onto abrasions and inflamed skin. The perfect recovery aide to speed up your training progress. Available in 15g and 30g sizes starting from £4.95 at KitBox.
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