Frequently Asked Questions
What's the Benefit of a Nylon Belt compared to a Leather Belt?
Both leather and nylon belts have their specific advantages and disadvantages. A leather belt is going to give you a very stiff support with a lot of "tactile" or touch feedback. Leather belts may also be required in some powerlifting competitions and associations as the rules. A nylon belt is going to be much more flexible, easier to store, offer great intra-abdominal pressure, enhance your bottom-position mobility during a lift (ex. clean), is more comfortable along the base of your ribs, and offer more tightening options than traditional leather belts since there are no preset notches.
What's the Benefit of the New Hybrid Leather Weight Belt?
The Patent Pending Hybrid Leather Weightlifting Belt was designed for the lifter and functional athlete who wants the stability and support of a traditional leather belt with the adjustability and flexibility of a nylon-velcro belt. We developed the Hybrid Leather Belt using a 6.5mm thick leather belt, but instead of using a thick prong or lever buckle system to hold the belt secure, we implemented our tried and tested Self-Locking Buckle system with a nylon strap. Therefore the belt is less bulky (no thick metal buckles in the way) and you have versatility. So if you want to hit some heavy deadlifts followed by a lighter body weight movement, you can loosen the belt very easily and move in without issue.
How do I use the Self-Locking Buckle?
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What is Rip Repair?
Rip Repair is essentially a medical grade super glue. It has been formulated to protect and seal all skin rips and tears that occur in training. However, it can also be used preventatively on areas that have ripped previously. Nothing can penetrate Rip Repair once applied and dried, it is impermeable to sweat, water, and chalk. To find out more information about Rip Repair, CLICK HERE to read all the FAQs.
What is this "White-like" coating on my new IsoGrips?
If you opened your brand new pack of IsoGrips and notice a little bit of white-like coating on the front (rubber) surface, don't worry, that is completely normal! This is simply from the manufacturing process when the underlying kevlar layer is molded into the rubber surface. THIS COATING DOES NOT MEAN YOUR GRIPS HAVE BEEN USED. However, if you do notice this coating, all you have to do is take a rag with a little water and wipe it right off. Good as new!
Why are My IsoGrips Slippery?
The main culprit of the IsoGrips not sticking well to a steel bar or wooden rings is going to be chalk 99.99% of the time. It's important that the Isoprene Polymer material (The rubber-like material that grabs the bar), is clean. If your IsoGrips have chalk all over them, a small amount of soap and water can clean them off like new and get the full stick back. Or perhaps you're in the middle of a WOD, simply using your own sweat or placing a little bit of water on the rubber surface and wiping them clean will also do the trick!
What is the difference between 'Knee Wraps' and 'Knee Sleeves'?
A knee wrap is a compression band that is wrapped around the knee to give the joint greater amounts of compression, support, and a little bounce. More for performance than knee warmth.
A knee sleeve, such as our 6mm thick knee sleeves, is a sleeve you pull up over your knee to provide support and warmth to the knee joint itself. This provides less bounce in the bottom of a squat or clean, but provides an incredible role of warmth, compression, and pain reduction.
I have the Wrong Size, What do I do?
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Why are your Products made in Pakistan?
We are proud to say that we have a US Veteran team that lives in Pakistan currently and oversees all manufacturing and product quality. Due to having an excellent team in Pakistan, we are able to maintain extremely high quality standards and still achieve excellent prices to our customers. Furthermore, our business directly supports 15 families in Pakistan, providing above living wage standards for these families and having a very large impact for them. While we would love to manufacture in the US some day, we do not currently have the scale needed for US manufacturing to be able to meet the prices our customers desire.
What is Covered by the Lifetime Warranty?
Our lifetime warranty covers manufacturing defects on our Self-Locking Weightlifting Belts, Hybrid Leather Weightlifting Belts, BarBelts, IsoWraps, Figure 8 Straps, Knee Wraps, 3mm Agility Knee Sleeves, and 5mm Elbow Sleeves. The IsoGrips and IsoComp Grips have a 3-month warranty as gymnastics grips are subject to an incredible amount of pressure, especially with how much grip ours provide. The athletic tape is a consumable product and is not covered by a warranty. Normal wear of velcro is not covered as this is a natural function of velcro. Please note, our Self-Locking Weightlifting Belts do not need velcro to function securely, it's imperative to always use the Self-Locking Buckle during all lifts to avoid the buckle loosening during a heavy lift/attempt. No need to risk injury.