7 reasons why to use Angles90 grips in top-tier gyms
If you are working out in a sophisticated commercial gyms, you mostly have a freely movable grip available for the majority pull movements. However, if you think that Angles90 is a home gym or outdoor gym tool only, you are wrong. Here is why!
1) More than just rotation
Just because a machine offers an X-axis rotating handle, it still does not allow for that 3D range of motion, including all the stabilizer work stemming from mirco movements your body is designed to apply. The difference in terms of reaching, controlling and feeling your target muscle changes substantially.
2) MORE PULL-APART R.O.M.
Narrow-grip pulldown or low rows: typical D-handles and close-grip-handles are mostly too short / too close for bilateral pull work, that’s why you won’t reach full ROM with those. Not only will your ROM get greater, but also joint-friendlier since your shoulders can now maintain their natural alignment.
3) MORE PULL POWER
The grip itself, and therefore your pull power, is enhanced compared to other handles, such as certain MAG Grip models and definitely better compared to all types of D-handles. Also, you can adjust the length of the straps and variate between gripping Angles90 in the U- or reverse U-shaped direction, (called Ergo & Power grip method).
By the way: Yes, you can use lifting straps on Angles90 Grips, using the Power+ method, also visible in the link above).
4) BETTER T-BAR EXERCISES
No matter how sophisticated a gym is — certain exercises like t-bar rows one one-arm landmine rows simply lack a proper grip due to their setup nature, therefore making you miss out the full potential of those actually amazing movements.
5) EVEN ALTER YOUR WHOLE ARM PATH
At some machines, you cannot only change your hand position, but also your complete body position and arm path, and therefore change your target muscle. This trick has turned many machines, especially lat pulldown and high-row machines into better versions for hundreds of pro athletes.
6) MORE HYGIENE
Grab your own handle instead of public ones! This might be a minor point, but - needless to say - it was never as important as nowadays. Probably more important: this comes with the advantage of not having to look for a specific handle during precious rest times.
7) EXTEND (TOO) SHORT ROPES
We can't emphasise this hack enough. We would even go that far, in saying that this benefit of Angles90 might be the most helpful out of all other mentioned functions in this article.
1) Better grip instead of grabbing the rope directly.
2) More ROM for better and more controlled contraction in your target muscles.
Triceps pushdowns- or overhead presses:
Joint friendlier for shoulders and more effective for your triceps as you are now able to contract the long head of your triceps better, as the extend rope length is more