Steal Sweat Wrist Wraps

Wrist Pain & Flexibility

One of the most common complaints I hear when I give CrossFit classes, is wrist pain or discomfort.

Putting our wrists in awkward postitions when doing front squats & handstands or putting a lot of pressure on them while doing snatches is for most of us a painful experience.



Over time your wrists will get stronger and be able to cope better, but with certain heavy lifts a little support can go a long way.

First and foremost, I want to make sure it's clear that I always encourage our athletes to condition themselves with as little support as possible, to make sure their bodies don't need to rely on equipment to complete a task.

Everyone will benefit from proper wrist mobility- and warm-up exercises, and this video is a great has a great routine that you can do before a workout or as an extra conditioning routine.

Steel Sweat™ Wrist Wraps

I was approached by the folks from Steal Sweat to try our their wrist wraps and write down my experiences.

They sent me a pair for free (disclaimer :-)) 
Personally I don't use wrist wraps that often, but this was a nice opportunity to test a product.

The fabric is made from cotton and elastic, and quite thick, at least thicker than the wraps I've used in the past.
For people with small wrists (like me) they can be a bit big and bulky, but very supportive nonetheless.

The thumb-loop at the end of the wrap secures the wrap in place at all times and overall these wraps provide optimal support for weightlifters, powerlifters or crossfittters.

You can purchase them on Amazon



Recipe: Low Carb Protein Cookies

The versatile VitaFiber is not only great to make your own Quest-style protein bars, but it's also great for baking.

This simple 2 ingredient protein cookie recipe is so easy, you'd be crazy not to try it!

Ingredients:

20 grams of VitaFiber
15 grams of protein of choice

In this case we made:

- Chocolate Chip (we added 5 grams of Enjoy Life chips to the original recipe)


Directions:

  • Heat the oven to 180C (350F)
  • Pour the VitaFiber in a bowl and add the protein powder. 
  • Mix it with a spoon until it forms a crumbly dough. Add a tiny bit of water it the dough is too crumbly. 
  • Form into a ball and squeeze it, so it becomes more solid
  • Place it on a cookie sheet and flatten it into a cookie.
  • Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes



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