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- Two pairs of Angles90 Grips
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Lift weights more naturally! Grab a better handle!
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.
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 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 60,000 clients by offering a handle that adapts to them and not the opposite.
FROM AN IDEA TO 60,000 CLIENTS
FROM AN IDEA TO 60,000 CLIENTS
Invented, designed, and made in Italy! Back in 2017, Simon Sparber, former gymnast and Angles90 founder, cut off old ski-stick handles and attached them to a pull-up bar. The idea of Angles90 was born right there. Since then, we have built a community of 60,000 athletes and helped them to train more naturally!
DIFFERENT GRIP METHODS
The unique and patented handle design allows for different grip methods. Most clients use the ERGO method for medium to high reps, while using the POWER method for lower reps and high weights.
The most ergonomic method, where the handle fits the form of your hand. With this method, the stronger part of your hand (the middle) does the most work while relieving pressure on the weaker parts. Ideal for 12 – 20+ reps.
Now you are basically gripping half of a gymnastic ring! With this method, the weaker parts of your hand are supported and you can lift heavier.
Instead of your middle finger, put your ring finger through the strap to increase the difficulty of gripping the handle. In this way, your forearms work harder.
This position allows you to perform push exercises at cable machines or with the A90 Sling Trainer. This grip is also used for heavy weights while doing pulling exercises.
More than just a handle
Co-developed with hundreds of strength training athletes and ergonomists of the University TU Munich.
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I train the 50+ population in a small group semi-private studio. I was first introduced to A90 handles, which I and my clients love! My next purchase was the pulley system which is used on a weekly basis. I look forward to trying my latest purchase of ankle straps.
Ive been traing with them for close to a month now and I really enjoy them. Theyre perfect for every pulling exercise. Not so good for pushing exercises but theyre still well worth it.
A90 Buddy Set
Quality product which allows me to use with clients . Especially females with smaller hands as well in those who have a hard time engaging back muscles in pulling movements
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the maximum capacity of the Angles90 grips?
The grips are certified for 180kg (400lb) per handle (or 360kg/800lb if both are used together). Also, you can take a look at our unofficial resistance test that we did with a minivan, which weighed over 1.8 tons (4 grips) - Angles90 Resistance Test
Do you decrease your grip strength by using the Angles90 grips?
Building grip strength is extremely important. With the help of Angles90 you can definitely increase your grip strength because you have to control the freely-moveable grip - and you can change between grip options. The FOREARM grip option also puts the main focus on your grip strength by putting the ring finger between the straps. Long story short: no you do not decrease your grip strength by using our grip. Short answer: no! Whereas the grip feeling itself is more comfortable now, especially compared to standard cable machine handles and to most pull-up bars, this does not lead to a weakened grip strength. Rather, grip strength will remain unaltered. The only two things that will and should change with Angles90 grips involved are a) less joint stress (shoulders, elbows, wrists) and b) maximized contraction of your target muscle, your back. However, if your main aim is to focus on increasing grip strength, one out of our four grip methods can help you with it: The so-called forearm grip method consists in putting your ring- instead of your middle finger through the strap. In this way, your forearms will be engaged more.
What is the difference between Angles90 Grips and Gymnastic rings?
While gymnastic rings are definitely also a great product, here are several differences:1. You can only grab rings in one way. Our grips, on the other hand, offer different grip options. The ERGO grip option closely matches the natural curve of your hands, which makes it more ergonomic. 2. Rings are much bigger, and therefore less convenient to carry around.3. Most importantly, the Angles90 grips can be attached to all kinds of pulling machines, cable machines, bars, and bands, which allows for a more natural ROM and a wider variety of exercises - not just for pull-ups.
Why are the Angles90 grips more joint friendly?
A freely movable handle allows for a more natural range of motion which directly implies less joint stress. Our bodies were not made to grab horizontally aligned handles year in and year out in the gym. From a biomechanical perspective, our arms (slightly) rotate when they pull something. With the use of Angles90, you grab a handle that adapts to you and not the other way around. This helps your involved muscle groups absorb forces more efficiently, therefore minimizing wrist, elbow, and shoulder injury risk.
Can I use the Angles90 grips for pull exercises only?
The grips were designed for pull exercises, because that is where the freedom in choosing different grip positions is missing the most (barbell deadlifts, pull-ups, rowing machines etc.). However, the handles are also attachable to cable machines for a better grip, like while doing Chest Flyes. With the help of our A90 Sling Trainer and A90 Resistance Band, you can do a lot of 'push' exercises too, just use the POWER+ method explained above on this page.
What is the difference compared to grabbing a conventional bar?
Angles90 allows you to train in a natural range of motion, which means that countless exercises can be performed more effectively and with less strain on the joints. Our body is not made to move weights with fixed, rigid angles - at least according to numerous studies and the best coaches on this planet.From a biomechanical perspective, our arms should move freely during a movement in order to alleviate pressure from wrists, elbows and shoulders. This problem becomes especially clear during 'pull' movements like lat pull-downs, pull-ups, deadlifts and barbell/machine rows due to limited grip options - unlike chest or shoulder exercises. For example with a dumbbell press, you intuitively chose a range of motion that feels most comfortable on your joints and that uses your target muscle most effectively.