The most ergonomic method is 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 one half of a gymnastic ring! With this method, the weaker parts of your hand get supported so you can lift heavier.
Instead of your middle finger, put your ring finger through the strap to increase the difficulty of grabbing the handle. In this way, your forearms work harder.
This position allows you to perform push exercises at cable machines and is used mostly for heavy weights while doing pull-exercises.
...in ALMOST ALL CASES caused - and solved! - by the following points:
1. You keep the strap twisted instead of lining it up straight! **Especially crucial if you shorten the strap, for instance when performing lat pulldowns.
2. You didn't place your thumb on the handle's tail or upper part. Without doing this, the handle could slightly turn to one side / not stay parallel to the bar, thus causing the strap to create pressure on your fingers. **Especially important during the last repetitions of an exercise and if you generally struggle with grip strength.
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 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?
There are several differences:
1. You can grab rings in one way only. Our grips, on the other hand, offer different grip options (see details here: Ergo vs Power). One grip option, called Ergo grip, is pretty much aligned to your hands and thus is more ergonomic.
2. Rings are much bigger, thus less convenient to carry around
3.Most importantly, though, the Angles90 grips can be attached to all kinds of pulling machines, cable machines, bars and bands, thus allowing for a more natural ROM and a wider variety of exercises. 💪🏽
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 Flys. 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.
30+ exercises divided by: Basic exercises and ones that would not even be possible without the grips. Also, we show you AGAIN how to shorten the grip given that i may take you a few times to learn it.
Attention:To ensure that all products maintain their quality and are not damaged, please do not store the products outdoors to protect them from extraordinary temperatures, rain, snow, and other unfavourable weather conditions.
BASICS - A90 SLING TRAINER
BASICS - A90 RESISTANCE BAND
How is it different than a conventional Sling Trainer?
- So small it fit's in your pocket
- Do pull-ups (even without a bar)
- Broaden the sling width and do dips
- You'd miss the ergonomic handle on the conventional sling trainer option
What is the resistance of the bands?
The package includes two bands: Blue Band = 9kg/20lb Black Band = 18kg/40lb. You can obviously use them together too.
What is the maximum resistance of the A90 Sling Trainer?
The maximum resistance is 550lb (250kg) per strap, carabiner, and metal buckle! This has been tested and certified by TÜV. The Angles90 grips, instead, are certified for 400lb (180kg) per handle.
How can I train from a high anchor with the resistance bands?
Just set up your A90 Sling Trainer to a high bar or tree and connect it with your Resistance Band. This is also beneficial for the durability of your bands because you do not have to attach them to a rough surface.
Is it possible to do assisted pull-ups with your A90 Resistance Bands?
Of course! Simply tie the bands carabiner to the lowest point of your Angles90 grip straps. Please have a look at the following video: Assisted pull ups
Can I attach the A90 Sling Trainer to a door?
Of course! Assuming that the door is stable enough, you can even perform pull-ups there. Please have a look at the following video which explains how to set it up:
15 tips about the basics, two pulley-setup and alternative usages
Pulley: Loop the included strap or an A90 Sling Trainer around a bar or similar. Now insert the carabiner and attach the pulley to it.
Grips: Put one or two grips inside the second carabiner. Then goes into that end of the rope, which does not have the black rubber ball attached.
Weights: Either use the third included carabiner to attach weight plates through the included pin or to attach any other kind of weights directly to the rope.
Important: Start lifting the weight slowly at your first repetition, especially if you attached other weights than weight plates. This will prevent the weight from swinging.
Grip options: Our Angles90 handles allow you to choose the optimal grip, depending on how many repetitions you are doing. For light weights, the Ergo method works best. For middle to heavy weights, opt for the Power method. For push movements or for very heavy weights, choose the Power Plus method. For triceps push-downs, use the vertical grip.
These are just suggestions. After all, every hand is individual so please experiment with all grip options before of sticking with one too soon.
What is the diameter of the loading pin?
2cm (0.78 inches), which means that every kind of weight plate can go through.
What is the maximum load capacity?
Pulley and rope: 660lb (300kg); strap and carabiner: 330lb (150kg)! Bear in mind that the perceived weight absorption through the pulley is way higher compared to the weights of a machine.
Can I shorten the pulley's cable?
We do not recommend cutting the cable in any way, but here are some hacks for you to get the same result:
1. Do not use the loading pin, instead, loop the cable around the weight plates to attach them (you will get a how-to video for all these tips)
2. This may seem obvious, but try to attach the pulley at a higher anchor point (our A90 Sling Trainer can help here)
3. This is not a solution for every exercise, but simply try to move further away from the pulley when doing an exercise.
Can I attach the A90 Cable Pulley at a lower anchor point?
Yes, you can! Depending on the exercise, you may be able to do it with one Cable Pulley, or you might need two. Here is a quick overview:
- Biceps curls or side/front raises: you can do them with one A90 Cable Pulley, even though two make for a better experience
- Seated low rows: here you need two A90 Cable Pulleys to pull it off. Our how-to video that goes out with every purchase will explain this in detail.
A90 HOMEMADE WEIGHT
Angles90 founder Simon explains you how to use the A90 Homemade Weight by showcasing the following four benefits:
1. Enter any kind of heavy objects (main benefit) -> 01:09
2. Why to use dumbbells too (main benefit) -> 02:45
3. Angles90 grips combinations -> 5:48
4. Pillow function -> 7:02
Insert any kind of heavy objects
Insert bigger objects like bottle crates, but also stones as small as 5*5cm
Faster setup of conventional weights
Simply put a loaded dumbbell into the net instead of de-loading its plates for the loading pin
Pulley-unrelated exercises possible
Bent-over rows, side laterals, lunges and squats possible
Pillow function for you or the loading pin
Either sit or kneel on the rope or put it under the loading pin