Weightlifting straps are fitness accessories designed to enhance grip strength and support during weightlifting exercises such as deadlifts, rows, and shrugs. These straps are typically made from durable materials such as nylon or cotton and feature a loop or loop-and-hook design. To use weightlifting straps, the lifter wraps the strap around the wrist and then loops it around the barbell or dumbbell handle before securing it with a firm grip. This technique allows the lifter to lift heavier weights and perform more repetitions without worrying about grip fatigue or slippage. Weightlifting straps effectively transfer the load from the hands to the wrists and forearms, allowing the lifter to focus more on the targeted muscles and less on maintaining grip strength. They are especially beneficial for individuals with weaker grip strength or those lifting heavy weights. However, it’s essential to use weightlifting straps properly and not rely on them excessively, as they may limit forearm and grip strength development over time.