There are many possible applications for grip tape. First and foremost, it is used to make surfaces more grippy; in addition, it has several positive side effects. Reason enough, therefore, to first take a closer look at grip tape and then look at the top 10 possible applications. That's exactly what we at Pullup & Dip are doing in this blog post!
These are the perspectives and benefits that grip tape applications has for you!
- Improved grip and control of surfaces.
- Sweat absorption through the tape
- Prevention of blisters or reduction of pain if blisters are present
- High durability with the use of high-quality grip tapes.
- Compared to other grip aids: little loss of power transmission.
We begin with its main purpose: with the grip tape, you gain a better and more secure grip. This will provide you with more control when strength training, when doing calisthenics or while practicing any other sport. In some sports, grip tape is the only satisfactory way to improve Chalk and training gloves for example are not a viable option or are difficult to use in sports such as table tennis and billiards.
Please note. There are other grip aids for weight training, namely fitness gloves, chalk and grip pads. We will go into detail about these aids in our blog post “Keep everything under control – A comparison of fitness gloves, chalk and co”. Let us note this in advance: Apart from the disadvantage that grip tape stays attached for a longer period of time and this cannot be used in gyms or other public training place, a grip tape as an aid for calisthenics and self-weight training has nothing but advantages.
Continuing with the advantages of the grip tape, we turn to the absorption of sweat, protection against blistering and low loss of power transmission. A good grip tape for sports application is composed of high-quality materials. As a positive example serves our grip tape Sport at Pullup & Dip. This tape is made of tightly woven poly-cotton, which makes it waterproof and absorbent at the same time. At the same time, it has good stretch, which makes it able to withstand various stresses and is durable.
With grip tape sports application, you also benefit from a low loss of power transmission. Especially in calisthenics and gymnastics, this advantage is crucial, because in these sports you embrace grips and need as much strength as possible while maintaining a high level of control to perform the exercises. If you were to use fitness gloves or grip pads, the circumference of the particular object you are gripping would increase. The result of this would be a loss of power transmission, which would make it more difficult to grip and apply the required force, and also reduce your control while performing the exercise. This does not happen with a grip band in sports application, because the band lies very closely to the respective object (e.g., the handle of a pull-up bar, the gymnastic rings), so that it is almost as if you were gripping the object directly.
Grip Band Sports Application: An overview of the 10 best options
With its features, grip tape is suitable for various sports. While most grip tapes are about 2 meters long, you can get the grip tape sport in a 25 meters (82 inches) long version from us. With the standard market width of 2.5 cm (0,9 inches), the band can be used universally in various applications - here are the top 10 areas of application in the grip band sport application:
- Pull-up bar
- Dip bar
- Parallettes and push-up grips
- Gym rings
- Dumbbell bar
- Rackets (including tennis, table tennis, field hockey, badminton, squash)
- Cue (e.g., billiards, pool)
- Rod (e.g., high jump)
- Handlebars (e.g., bicycle, steering wheel)
- Table soccer
You cut the tape to fit the length of your intended use and then put the rest of the tape aside. How often you need to replace your grip tape depends on the intensity and frequency of use. You'll know when it's time to replace the tape. Then you wrap the new strap in a spiral around the respective surface (racket, bar, gymnastics ring, etc.) and start your training again!
Using the Grip Band Sport, you gain numerous advantages in various sports. First and foremost, you benefit from a better grip on the object, which increases control, precision and safety during training. In addition, you prevent blisters and injuries because the grip tape has a protective and cushioning effect. Products made of good material like the Pullup & Dip grip tape are durable and effectively absorb your sweat. You get a long-term benefit from the grip aid and also have a much more pleasant workout.
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