Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wrist wraps...

Hey guys,  You may have noticed I have changed my header to "Susy Sew and Sew"...  It is to keep it in line with my little Etsy shop.  I hope you don't mind the change.  :)

I wanted do something a little different in this post and instead of the usual show and tell I give you about my clothes sewing, I thought I would talk to you today about wrist wraps.   I never knew these things existed before I started Crossfit, so I thought you might be curious to know a bit more about them.   I use them in my training and I love the little bit of extra support they provide in all sorts of movements - lifting, body weight moves, gymnastics type moves, etc...

The wrap is basically a long rectangle of fabric with a tie at one end.

It can be loosened or tightened by simply twisting the wrap toward or away from the tie.   There are plenty of youtube clips to show you how to put them on and tighten them, like this one.   I love that even if they are loose in the middle of a workout, they can be quickly tightened to give some support when you need it.

If you want to make your own wraps there are tutorials on line as well.  This is similar to how I made mine -  wrist wrap tutorial.   They would make a great gift for any Crossfitters in your life, but I do have some available in my shop if your not keen to make your own.  Yep I love them so much I had to make more...


  1. What a neat concept! and you're looking very strong - go, girl!

  2. Those look really neat! I love to exercise with weights too and I have carpal tunnel in my right wrist. Sometimes it hurts so bad. I bet something like this would help me to make sure I won't injure my wrist. Thank you for the links.

  3. You do look very strong! Would you mind saying how long you've been doing crossfit and what kind of shape you were in when you started?

    1. I have been doing CF for just over 2 years. I had done regular gym before but wasn't real fit when I started. I have learnt a lot about technique and got a lot stronger. I am 54 yo too, just so get a perspective. I would recommend it to you. Start whenever as the movements can all be scaled to your ability. :)


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