Lifting weights is one of the best things that senior citizens can do. Weightlifting for seniors is becoming more and more popular because it can help older people to increase their muscle tone and improve their bone density, This, in turn, can help seniors to stave off a whole host of problems including arthritis and osteoporosis, as well as helping to prevent injury.
Of course, many seniors do have weaker bones, joint pains and wrist injuries including arthritis, which means that they need to be careful where bench pressing for seniors is concerned. That’s where wrist wraps for powerlifting seniors come in. They can offer support to the delicate wrist joints, helping to prevent problems while enabling seniors to build their strength.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the best wrist wraps senior powerlifting:
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Rip Toned Wrist Wraps
The Rip Toned Wrist Wraps are undoubtedly some of the best wrist supports out there for weightlifting seniors, and in fact powerlifters of any age. Where they really excel is in increasing the tension in your wrist area.
They stabilize the area, preventing weakness and ensuring that you can lift the heaviest of weights without any danger of hurting yourself.
These wrist wraps use the highest possible grade of elastic to ensure that they fit comfortably but snugly and they tend to smell less than other similar products due to the high quality of materials used in their construction, which is possibly why they’re fully endorsed by weightlifting championship powerlifter Kevin Weiss.
As an added bonus, the Rip Toned Wrist straps come in a range of styles and colors and you can even choose between heavy-duty and medium heavy-duty options depending on how heavy you generally lift.
- Extremely stable
- Heavy duty
- Fully adjustable
- Very rigid
WOD Wear Elastic Wrist Wraps
These WOD Wear Elastic Wrist Straps are perfect for senior powerlifting at a medium to high intensity. It is very easy to adjust the tightness levels of these wrist wraps which means no matter how much or little support you need, you can make them work for you.
Unlike many other wrist straps, the WOD Wear Elastic Wrist Straps feature a very flexible thumb loop, which means that they are more comfortable for older people with arthritis issues. Despite this, their double-layered design ensures that they are as strong as they are comfortable.
If you’re looking for wrist straps that enable you to move your wrists as freely as possible, while also ensuring that they’re safe and stable, these are the wrist wraps for you.
The company even offers a lifetime money-back guarantee, so if you find that they don’t work for you, you can get your money back no strings attached.
- Comfortable design
EMRAH Heavy Duty Wrist Wraps
Perfect for weightlifting and bench pressing these wrist wraps are extremely heavy duty. First of all, they’re made from extremely strong and durable cotton material. Which is also extremely breathable for a more comfortable workout.
Designed with protection in mind, they feature a useful thumb loop that can help to increase stability and due to their 18” length and generous 3” width, they enable you to fully extend your wrist without risk of injury.
The strong and long velcro that is part of their design also helps to ensure they stay in place. At their price point, it would be hard to find wrist wraps for seniors of a higher quality.
- Made from heavy-duty cotton
- Extra-long velcro for a more secure fit
- Velcro faces outwards, so it can catch on things
Anvil Fitness Lifting Straps
If you’re thinking “these aren’t wrist wraps?” then you’d be correct. Anvil Fitness Lifting Straps are hard to beat in terms of support. They work well whether you’re deadlifting, lifting dumbells or completing a kettlebell work out.
One of the best things about these particular straps for seniors is that they include foam padding, which is not only supportive but great for reducing shockwaves that can cause pain and injury.
They may look pretty basic, but they’re durable, breathable, supportive, and you can even wrap them around your weightlifting bar a few times for extra convenience.
- Foam pads for extra support
- Ergonomic design
- Can be wrapped easily around bars
- Long straps do not suit everyone
HiRui 2 Pack Wrist Compression Strap and Wrist Brace
If you’re looking for wrist wraps that will enable you to be extremely flexible while you work out, look no further than the HiRui 2 Pack Wrist Compression Strap and Wrist Brace.
Thanks to their flexible cuff design, they allow for a greate range of movement than many other wrist wraps on the market which might lead you to think that they are not as supportive as seniors need them to be, but that is not the case.
These wraps feature a dual pressure elastic design, which means that they are perfect for holding the wrist in place and stabilizing the area. These wrist straps have one of the most effective velcro straps of any wrist wraps for seniors on the market too, which is good for peace of mind – they will stay in place.
- Flexible cuff
- Neoprene-blend for breathability
- Fully-adjustable dual pressure wraps
- The strap is so secure that it can be tough to remove
Rogue Wrist Wraps
Rogue Wrist Wraps are not the most expensive wrist wraps on the market, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they are not as effective as some of the other options out there.
Although they are fairly simple, the Rogue Wrist Wraps are great for seniors, not only because they’re extremely comfortable, made as they are from a mix of cotton elastic and polyester, but also because they feature a very long strap, which can be used to make them extremely stiff when you’re lifting heavy and more flexible when you’re doing some lighter weightlifting for seniors.
Comfortable and stretchy they will do a great job of supporting you in the gym.
- Fits any wrist size
- A comfortable blend of 50% cotton, 40% elastic and 10% polyester
- Short velcro loop strip
The wrist supports for powerlifting seniors that you see above are ideal for enabling older people to maintain their weight training regimes more safely, and can even be used for younger people who want to avoid being taken out of action by an injury too.
When used during powerlifting sessions at the gym, they can provide a high level of support that will help to prevent new injuries or the worsening of existing injuries, so that seniors can live a longer, happier and more active lifestyle.