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The Best Backpack for Powerlifters & Strength Athletes

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The Best Backpack for Powerlifters & Strength Athletes Picture the scene, you are travelling for a powerlifting competition… You have all your powerlifting gear in both your hands, your bag is falling of your shoulder every four steps and you can barely keep hold of your water bottle to stay hydrated. It’s stressful to say the least! This is why the A7 U-BAG was developed and changed the game. A7uk created a bag that allows you to keep your valuables in one place while you are travelling, going to the gym, school or wherever life takes you.   THE INS AND OUTS A backpack for strength athletes and powerlifters who travel for competition needs room for your gym kit but also things...

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Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Strongman, CrossFit. Choosing the Perfect Bar Grip…

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CHOOSING THE BEST BAR GRIP A7 Bar Grip is one-of-a-kind performance shirt with patented silicone grip on the back that is designed to help with slippery commercial benches and bars. The grip helps you stick to the bench during bench press and anchors the barbell to your back when squatting. Bar Grip is the ultimate training shirt for powerlifting, strongman and weightlifting workouts.   Powerlifting Most powerlifters will choose our traditional Bar Grip where the grip is on the back only. Ideal for squatting or benching in a commercial gym this is where you will find our largest range of designs. An extra tip for those who are big arched benchers?! Our Front Grip Bar Grips will allow you to get grip as you set up very high up on the shoulders....

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What Are The Best Wrist Wraps?

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WHAT ARE THE BEST WRIST WRAPS? You’re in the market for a new pair of wrist wraps but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out which wrap is for you! Not to worry, the best wrist wraps for powerlifting or just the best wrist wraps for strength training are here at A7 and below is how to find what’s just right for you.    WRAP STIFFNESS The stiffness of your wraps matter!  Flexi  - The most flexible wrist wrap! They offer a tonne of support but with a little bit of comfort too. The flexible wrist wraps are designed to allow a small amount of flexion at the wrist. The beauty of these is you are still able to...

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A7 IPF Approved Wrist Wraps

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A7 Wrist Wraps   The A7 IPF Approved wrist wraps are designed to offer ultimate support during benching, squats and pressing movements. They feature a double thumb loop so you don't have to worry about which way you have to put them on. They're quick and easy to put on and highly effective.   All our wrist wraps are IPF Approved and are allowed in all IPF competitions and its affiliate federations within Europe.   The wrist wraps are available in three styles:   Flex - Medium - Stiff   The flex wrist wraps are suitable for someone who wants support but also being able to have some movement in the wrist to get into position for a lift. With...

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Cone Vs Stiff Knee Sleeves

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A7 Cone Vs Stiff IPF Approved Knee Sleeves 

It is always difficult to find the perfect knee sleeve. At A7 Europe all of our knee sleeves are IPF approved and here are some handy tips on how to decide which one is for you.  

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The 10 Best Gifts for Powerlifters

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The 10 Best Gifts for Powerlifters Lets face it powerlifters are hard to buy for. It might seem like all we do is eat, go to the gym and then find out where our next meal is coming from (yes I put eating in there twice for a good reason). Find out the best gifts for powerlifters that they probably never knew they needed. A7 Pioneer Prong Belt - Pioneer belts are your crème de la crème of the powerlifting world. Not only are the belts IPF approved and American-Made but they also offer a two line “off set hole” feature. This means it is designed to allow you to tighten the belt in ½ inch increments, instead of the...

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Why Wear Deadlift Slippers?

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Why Wear Deadlift Slippers? Deadlift slippers have been around for years but never really changed, but why do we use them? Deadlift slippers are used all over Europe, from France to Italy and in the UK. The reason I prefer a slipper to other “shoes” is they ensure you get as close to the floor as possible. 

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The Best Powerlifting Belt Choices

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A belt is a big decision. It is not something we buy often so make sure the powerlifting you get is the best powerlifting belt for you. It’s a minefield out there so this article will take you through your options and what might be the best choice for you when it comes to picking a powerlifting belt. 

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WHAT IS A BAR GRIP SHIRT?

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A brief explanation of what the heck is "Bar Grip" and how it can help you increase your 1 Rep Max in squat, bench and more! The Bar Grip helps you stick to slippery commercial gym benches and also helps keep the bar on your back when squatting. No sliding, no chalk, no mess.

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