With this method the stronger part of your hand (the middle) does the most work while relieving pressure on the weaker parts. Ideal for 12 – 20+ reps.
Now you are basically gripping one half of a gymnastic ring! With this method, the weaker parts of your hand get supported so you can lift heavier.
Instead of your middle finger, put your ring finger through the strap to increase the difficulty of grabbing the handle. In this way, your forearms work harder.
This position allows you to perform push exercises at cable machines and is used mostly for heavy weights while doing pull-exercises.
...almost always caused by one of these two reasons:
1. You twisted the strap instead of keeping it straight!
2. You didn't place your thumb on the handle's tail or upper part. Without doing this - and in the presence of a grip weakness - the handle could slightly turn to one side / not stay parallel to the bar, thus causing the strap to create pressure on your fingers.
What is the maximum resistance of the grips?
The grips are certified for 180kg (400 lbs) per handle (so 360kg 840lbs when using together). Also, you can take a look at our unofficial resistance test that we did with a minivan, which weighed over 1.8 tons (4 grips)
Building grip strength is extremely important. With the help of A90 you can definitely increase your grip strength, because you have to control the grip (free-moveable) and you can change within the grip options. One grip-option, called GRIP (😉) allows you to put the main focus on your grip-strength by putting the ring-finger between the straps. Please, have a look at the following video: Angles90 grips - grip method
What’s the difference between Angles90 and Gymnastic rings?
There are several differences:
1. You can grab rings in one way only. Our grips, on the other hand, offer different grip options (see details here: Ergo vs Power ). One grip option, called Ergo grip, is pretty much aligned to your hands and thus is more ergonomic.
2. Rings are much bigger, thus less convenient to carry around
3.Most importantly, though, the Angles90 grips can be attached to all kinds of pulling machines, cable machines, bars and bands, thus allowing for a more natural ROM and a wider variety of exercises. 💪🏽
A freely movable handle allows for a more natural range of motion which directly implies in less joint stress. Our bodies were not made to grab horizontally aligned handles year in year out in the gym. From a biomechanical perspective, our arms (slightly) rotate when they pull something. If you now with the use of Angles90 you grab a handle that adapts to you and not the other way around, your involved muscle groups will absorb the loads more efficiently, thus minimizing wrist, elbow and shoulder injury risk.
It's mainly for pull exercises, because that's where the freedom in choosing different grip positions is missing the most (barbell deadlifts, pull-ups, rowing machines...). However, the handles are also attachable to cable machines to just have a better grip. while doing Chest Fly's for example. With the help of our A90 Sling Trainer and A90 Resistance Band you can do a lot of push-exercises too!
What's the difference compared to grabbing a bar?
Angles90 allows you to train in a natural range of motion, which means that countless exercises can be performed more effectively and with less strain on the joints.
Our body, however, is not made to move weights out of rigid angles - at least according to numerous studies and the best coaches on this planet.
From a biomechanical perspective, our arms should rather be moving freely during a movement in order to alleviate pressure from wrists, elbows and shoulders. Especially at pull movements the problem becomes clear: Lat pull-downs, pull-ups, deadlifts and barbell/machine rows oftentimes provide limited grip options - unlike in cases of chest or shoulder exercises, let’s say a dumbbell press. There you intuitively chose a range of motion that feels most comfortable on your joints and that squeezes your target muscle most effectively.
30+ exercises divided by: Basic exercises and ones that would not even be possible without the grips. Also, we show you AGAIN how to shorten the grip given that i may take you a few times to learn it.
15 tips about the basics, two pulley-setup and alternative usages
Pulley: Loop the included strap or an A90 Sling Trainer around a bar or similar. Now insert the carabiner and attach the pulley to it.
Grips: Put one or two grips inside the second carabiner. Then goes into that end of the rope, which does not have the black rubber ball attached.
Weights: Either use the third included carabiner to attach weight plates through the included pin or to attach any other kind of weights directly to the rope.
Important: Start lifting the weight slowly at your first repetition, especially if you attached other weights than weight plates. This will prevent the weight from swinging.
Grip options: Our Angles90 handles allow you to choose the optimal grip, depending on how many repetitions you are doing. For light weights, the Ergo method works best. For middle to heavy weights, opt for the Power method. For push movements or for very heavy weights, choose the Power Plus method. For triceps push-downs, use the vertical grip.
These are just suggestions. After all, every hand is individual so please experiment with all grip options before of sticking with one too soon.
Diameter of the pin?
2cm (0.78 inches), which means that every kind of weight plate can go through.
Maximum load capacity?
200 kg (441 pounds)! Bear in mind that the perceived weight absorption through the pulley is way higher compared to weights of a machine.
How to shorten the rope?
A) By directly attaching the weight to the rope instead of using the loading pin, B) by attaching your pulley at a higher point, C) by increasing the distance between the pulley and your standing position.
Can i attach it at lower point for rows etc?
- Sead low rows: You need to pulleys! (Just put the weight in-between the pulleys. In other words: Attach both ropes to the same weight.) See video: A90 Cable Pulley How-to
- Biceps curls: Doable with one rope only!
- Side laterals: Same as for biceps curls
A90 SLING TRAINER - PULLEY COMBINATIONS
WISHING YOU AN EFFECTIVE AND JOINT-FRIENDLY WORKOUT !!!
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