Wrist Wraps – What is a thumb loop?

Hi Team, I get asked a lot about the thumb loop on the Getstrength Wrist Wraps, so I thought it may make for a interesting article for the “How to and Why” section on Getstrength.com “What is the idea behind thumb loop on the wrist wrap and do I have to use it?” Seems simple right……  Well its definitely [More Info]

How to use the Front Squat Harness All-Sport Correctly

In my last article “Are there any disadvantages to the Front Squat Harness All Sport (compact), other than not being able to do Zercher Squats”  I touched on how to use the new Getstrength Front Squat Harness All-Sport. In this article, I would like to go into more detail on technique with the Harness. Now the new [More Info]

My Top 6 Specialty Bars

  Hi Team, here is a quick list of my favorite Specialty Bars we manufacture here at the Getstrength Factory. All the Specialty bars mentioned below can be purchased online here and are available at the Getstrength Gym in Onehunga, Auckland along with 20 other different Specialty Bars. 6. 2 Inch Thick Bar At number [More Info]

Are there any Disadvantages to the Front Squat Harness All Sport (compact) other than not being able to do Zercher Squats?

Are there any disadvantages to the Front Squat Harness All Sport (compact), other than not being able to do Zercher Squats? Are there any disadvantages to the Front Squat Harness All Sport (compact), other than not being able to do Zercher Squats? Thanks for the question… The

12 Week Front Squat Cycle

Front Squat Harness Strength Cycle. I get asked all the time about weights lifted with the Front Squat Harness, what are good weights to be lifting at my bodyweight, what the heaviest weight shifted with the Harness etc As sole manufactures and worldwide distributors of the Getstrength Front Squat Harness since 2001, we at Getstrength.com have seen some huge [More Info]

Why you need Weightlifting Shoes!

Hi Getstrength, I would like to ask a couple of questions. Why do i need Weightlifting Shoes and what is the difference between the Weightlifting shoes you sell and the Lifting Shoes? Hey, great questions! Why do I need Weightlifting Shoes? Let start by explaining why you need Weightlifting Shoes and not sneakers. We are [More Info]

What is the difference between the normal standard Wrist Wraps and the new GS Power Wraps?

Hi, What is the difference between the normal standard Wrist Wraps and the new GS Power Wraps you guys are now selling? How do I use the new GS Power Wrap? Thanks very much for the questions. The biggest difference is the material the GS wrist wraps/supports are made from. The normal GS standard Wrist Wraps are [More Info]

How to Measure the Resistance of Strength Bands

Hi Getstrength, I am a personal trainer and really like using the strength bands with my clients, they are just so versatile. The only problem is, how do I know the resistance level of each band? i.e If I have a client doing assisted pull ups, how do I know how many kgs of assistance [More Info]

Lifting Hooks have their place in your gym bag

Why would i want Lifting Hooks in my gym bag, isn’t using steel lifting hooks just a cop out? Thanks for the email. Once upon a time I would have completely agreed with you, but lately I have come to the realisation that just about every training aid serves a purpose and there are arguments [More Info]

Why Should I use Knee Sleeves

I had an email today from a customer, they were asking the question ” Why should I use Knee Sleeves?” I have compiled a list of 20 reasons why you should train with knee sleeves. I would like to thank all the Getstrength Facebook page fans in help with creating this list. Regards Steve Thompson [More Info]

Why our Knee Sleeves are better!

Introducing our new Getstrength Knee Sleeve, designed with the power athlete in mind. These Knee Sleeves are used in Powerlifting, Strongman, Crossfit, and Weightlifting through-out New Zealand. The new Knee Sleeves have 7mm of neoprene knee support, other Knee Sleeves on the market range between 2mm and 5mm . With 7mm you get the most possible [More Info]

Summer Boxing Routine

With summer only around the corner in New Zealand, I thought I would pull this great boxing routine out of the archives. Designed by Ashley Jones who at the time was the Crusaders Strength Conditioning Coach. This is a grueling session but what a great way to drop some body fat and get fit for [More Info]

How to use Knee Sleeves

Hi team, Quick post on another common question. How to use Knee Sleeves and what is the difference between Knee Sleeves and Knee Wraps? Thank you for the question, we get asked this question a lot. I will start by explaining the difference between Knee Sleeves and Knee Wraps, the Knee Wrap is a 2 meter [More Info]

Safety Squat Bars Comparisons

I have noticed you guys manufacture four different types of Safety Squat Bars, can you explain the difference to me please? Thank you for your email. Yes we do manufacture here in Auckland New Zealand four different types of Safety Squat Bars, The Cambered Safety Squat Bar, The Safety Squat Legacy Bar, Standard Safety Squat [More Info]

How to use Knee Wraps

This how to and why article and video is on “How To Use Knee Wraps For Effectiveness and Safety During Squatting.” Coming from a NZ Powerlifting background, I have wrapped my own knees and other people’s knees a few thousand times. It becomes second nature after a while, but looking around you will find most people wrap [More Info]