GripSling Training Methods
GripSling™ allows you to exercise with any type of resistance at home, at the gym, or in the great outdoors. Our Raw Training Straps ™ are highly portable and will bring a raw dynamic to your workouts while enhancing any type of exercise–you will find limitless fitness applications for their use.
GripSling has many sport-specific training applications, including (but not limited to):
OCR & Obstacle Training: from modified rope-climbs to swinging transfers, GripSling will help you gain the necessary skills needed to conquer obstacles. Our training straps are considered to be essential gear by many ninja-warrior athletes and elite obstacle course racers.
Surfing & board-sports: condition vital boarding skills like balance, coordination, and agility with the exercise strap’s unique dynamic.
MMA, Jiu Jitsu, & combat sports: develop superior grip strength for clutching your opponent’s limbs, gi, or clothing—an ideal training tool for military and law enforcement.
Power lifting & strongman: durable, extra-thick straps can securely harness your wrist when weightlifting, or use the workout straps to control the resistance and improve your grip strength.
Rock climbing & bouldering: practice specific forearm and finger grip strengthening movements for scaling the most challenging cliffs, glaciers, or indoor walls.
Physical Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
GripSling training methods may be prescribed to individuals of any fitness ability, and the GripSling device may be an appropriate aid for any stage of rehabilitation. The device may be used for many types of therapy, including: musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation, mobility and range of motion strengthening, and for joint stability enhancement. GripSling may assist patients in completing movements in planes of motion more safely and effectively by helping them perform comfortable, controlled therapy and rehabilitation. Also, the device is a great tool for helping people of all ages achieve a healthy lifestyle, as GripSling may be incorporated within any wellness program. Consult with your physician to see if GripSling is right for you.
Adaptive Bodyweight Therapy
Self-Controlled Resistance Therapy
Stretching & Range of Motion Therapy
Proper & Safe Use
Only wrap GripSling products around non-abrasive surfaces in order to prevent damage to the material. If strapping/ anchoring the product to abrasive surfaces (such as untreated wood, textured metal, or any angled object that has an edge), it is recommended to place a small towel or washcloth between the surface of the object and your GripSling Raw Training Straps.
Thoroughly inspect GripSling training straps before use for any defects, wear, or abrasion. Discontinue using the exercise straps if they are damaged in any way.
“I have to say, I am skeptical when it comes to new fitness and training equipment, but I was surprised when I started using GripSling and realized that it actually aligns with my training philosophy; learn to move your body, keep things simple, and make it fun. GripSling hits all 3 of those for me and continues to be a great additional supplement to what I do in my strong man training as well as with my clients. This is one of those tools that is only limited by your creativity. Great buy for anyone into exercise, fitness, or training outdoors.”
Joe Drake, M.S. Exercise Physiology, ACSM-HFS, ACE-CPT
“The GripSling straps have added a whole new element to my workouts. They allow for new dynamic exercises, as well as adding a challenge to more basic movements by increasing the grip intensity as well as stabilization. They’re also a great tool to have in the gym bag to help reduce stress on the wrist with movements like front squats. My favorite thing so far with them has been the partner training: I’ve never seen another training tool that allows two-person exercises like the GripSling.”
Trey Tatro, Competitive Strongman
“For Powerlifting and especially Strongman, grip and back strength are vital to success on competition day. GripSling has helped out tremendously with my upper back and handgrip strength. The straps allowed my lifting buddies and I to combine many exercises, including Rows, Pullups, Facepulls and Bicep curls, with the grip training needed to hang on to barbells, stones or other odd objects that are found in Strongman competitions. For anyone who wants to get away from the “easy” training of machines and cables, this piece of equipment is for you.”
Donnie Kiernan, Competitive Strongman
“GripSling is an awesome product and I highly recommend everyone to implement it into their workout routines. Since using this product, I have developed incredible grip strength and have broken various PR’s in my lifts. I take GripSling where ever I travel because it allows you to train about anything you want, it’s simple, and it makes exercising more fun. GripSling is limitless and I am one satisfied customer… Do yourself a favor and get GripSling!”
James Struble, CrossFit Athlete
“Gripsling has added an entire new dynamic to workout! In this day in age when working out is equated to exercising in a gym, Gripsling has been able to fully restore my outdoor workouts without the need for already built in infrastructure (monkey bars or a pull up bar). Its light, easy, and just looks awesome when you hook it up to a tree branch and start knocking out some pull ups in the middle of your daily 3 mile run!”
Brian Carvajal, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
“Through a lot of trial and error (and a lot of money poorly spent) I’ve quit other workout programs due to a loss of interest. However, GripSling’s endless possibilities for workouts and its fun styles of training has renewed my motivation to exercise! Since I’ve purchased GripSling, I FINALLY love working out.”
Adam Schackmann, fitness enthusiast
“I have been using my Gripsling non stop recently and I love it! Since it’s lightweight, I can bring it with me for staggered cardio/interval training. It’s very strong and I wouldn’t hesitate to wrap it around the heaviest object available to get some strength training in. Thanks again for such a great piece of equipment!”
Nikolas Doll, US Navy Search And Rescue Swimmer
“The grip-sling is amazing for crossfit training and as a yoga strap… The best part is its light and versatile enough I can bring it on base changes and still find ways to train!”
Steffyn Hunt, Firefighter and CrossFit Athlete
“The first time I ever used Grip sling, was at my gym. It’s an amazing tool. We’ve used them in stretches and exercises. Very versatile and durable. I’m extremely impressed with Grip sling, and look forward to many uses with it!!”
Scarlett, CrossFit Athlete
“GripSling proved to be a very convenient tool for workouts as well as flexibility. I have yet to see something as simple and functional anywhere on the market today. I always have it with me whether at the gym or in the field on a training mission.”
Eric Forsgren, 82nd Airborne, US Army
“After years of trying, the GripSling helped me get my first ever pull up this past summer… after only 3 days of trying! the movement was slightly altered using the GripSling, allowing me to really focus and feel the muscles I was supposed to be using. I also find that as a Stay At Home Mom, the GripSling is a great tool to have on hand to get some quick reps in through the day!”
A. Shilling, Stay-At-Home Mom
“GripSling provides a dual purpose for me. I use it for weight training because it’s very effective for hitting lots of different muscle groups. Also, I use GS for stretching and flexibility while performing yoga. It allows me to further stretch those pesky muscles that sometimes don’t want to cooperate. I recommend the straps for both resistance and flexibility training.”
Marc Kozlin, Yoga Instructor
“Strength training is key to triathlon and other types of endurance training, not only for improving performance, but also for preventing repetitive over-use injury. GripSling provides the versatility to target intrinsic muscles, and to develop transferable functional strength that improves endurance and prevents injury. I use them around my back yard to do a range of suspension exercises, as well as to lift bricks, logs, cinder blocks, and other cumbersome objects that challenge the coordination and bi-lateral integration of my body. As a result, I see continued improvements in sustained power output both on the bike and in the pool. I’m faster on my feet, and, most importantly, I am better able to maintain good form through fatigue. The only limit to GripSling is your own creativity!”
Steve Parkin, Competitive Triathlete