Isn’t Weightlifting Tape all the same??


Look around your box or gym and you’ll probably see 4 different people with 4 different brands of tape. 

Brittany tapes her thumbs for hook grip. 

Kathy tapes her fingers for pull-ups and rowing.

Dan only tapes his fingers when he rips off a callus. 

And Frank tapes every other finger for no reason other than the fact that he’s superstitious. 

It’s overwhelming and doesn’t make for an easy decision when you go to buy your own set of tape. 

Just do a quick search on Google or Amazon, there are a bunch of different brands/models that pop up. 

Some are black, some blue, some 1.5 inches in thickness, some 2.5 inches in thickness...and so on. 

All promising “no slip,” “best for hook grip,” “stretchy,” “easy to tear,” “sticks great”… yea we know the drill.

The Element 26 Weightlifting Tape does all of that too.

But the one thing that has clearly differentiated us from many of the other brands is the adhesive we use on the actual tape. 

From listening to our customer feedback, one of the most beneficial points we continue to hear over and over again is how our tape “doesn’t leave a white sticky residue” on their fingers when they take it off. 

Yea that’s kind of gross....

I mean personally I didn’t know such adhesive existed until I tried out a few competitor brands and noticed the same thing after a sweaty workout. 

The tape performs nearly the same as the E26 tape but upon tape removal, the adhesive certainly leaves a weird sticky substance on your fingers and nails, which I’m left picking off for the next several hours. 

A minor inconvenience but an inconvenience nonetheless. 

So looking at the big picture, this has been one of the most solid differentiators for the E26 tape according to customer feedback. 

Yes, it also sticks incredibly well, holds up to high-rep barbell cycling in sweaty conditions, is super easy to tear, and stretches/contours to your comfort level. Those are musts. 

But the clear adhesive we use is a HUGE benefit and one I couldn’t keep from sharing with you.

If you would like to try out some Element 26 Weightlifting Tape, simply click the link below.

And if you have any other questions about Element 26 Tape, just email us at and we'll respond to you ASAP!




Element 26 Weightlifting Tape


Written by: Phil Gauthier 

Phil is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

He is also an Owner and Co-Founder of the performance gear company, Element 26 (E26).

E26 prides itself on developing functional gear for the functional athlete to help you "Destroy Your PR's, Not Your Body." 

To reach Phil or any member of the Element 26 Staff, please email us at: and we will respond to you ASAP!

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