Most gym equipment only offers straight or flat bars. Our body, however, is not made to move one-size-fits-all weights with only one grip option - at least according to numerous studies and the best coaches on this planet.
Just consider that every third lifter suffer(ed) from shoulder pain (not to mention all other affected joints!). Needless to say, this is not only caused by unnatural grip angles, but they do play a main role.
From a biomechanical perspective, our arms should move freely while lifting in order to alleviate pressure on your wrists, elbows, and shoulders. This problem can become especially clear with pulling movements like lat pull-downs, pull-ups, deadlifts, and barbell/machine rows because these often have limited grip options - unlike chest or shoulder exercises.
Let's use a dumbbell press as an example: Here, you intuitively choose a range of motion that feels most comfortable on your joints and that squeezes your target muscle most effectively…
“So why not use such a natural range of motion with all exercises?!” is what we thought back in 2017. So far, we have solved this problem for 65,000 clients by offering a handle that adapts to them and not the opposite.