Late last month saw the UK leg of the Static Monsters World Qualifier, held in central London at the Commando Temple Gym in Deptford. TuffWraps UK headed along to support some of our athletes that were battling it out for an invite to the finals next year on Australia's Gold Coast!
The Static Monsters competition is a classic strongman style push / pull with a log press and 18" axle deadlift. With totals well into 500kg for the opens, this is the real deal.
The over head log and axle deadlift are two of the most iconic lifts in strongman that both require specific training and specific supports to get the most out of your efforts. With many log presses being above 130kg, your wrists and lower back are the first to take a beating. Our man Simon "Diesel" Yates (pictured), heads into any over head work using our classic Lever Belt and 30" X-Stiff Villain Wrist Wraps. Providing superior support for the awkward movement that is the log overhead.
For the axle deadlift we see him switch to our Triple Ply Nylon Deadlift belt which allows the lifter slightly more range when driving up wth the axle, coupled with our longer than normal Figure 8 Axle straps to remove ANY risk of dropping the bar and allow total focus on the drive up through the hips.
Strength training as a whole is not only associated with strongman events, it crosses over into almost all areas of sport and gym activities. The products we touch on here, although being used to their extreme can benefit a huge variety of exercises.
We strongly advise to consider your sport and what supports may benefit you, not only for achieving your maximum efforts but also for preventing injuries. If you have any questions regarding anything we touch on here please don't hesitate to get in contact with us and we would be happy to chat.
|Length (inches)||26 7/8||27 1/2||28 1/8||28 3/4||29 3/8|
|Width (inches)||15||16||17||18||19 1/2|
*These are not preshrunk.
|Chest (to fit):||34/36||38/40||42/44||46/48||50/52||54/56||58/60||62/64|
How to Size: Measure circumference of the knee (mid-patella) in a locked position (muscles must be relaxed). If your calves are bigger than your knee measurement, we recommend using the circumference of your calf.
We recommend going down at least one size from your measurement.
|Size||Center of Knee (in)|
|XS||12" - 13.3"|
|S||13.3" - 14.5"|
|M||14.5" - 15.7"|
|L||15.7" - 17"|
|XL||17" - 17.7"|
|2XL||17.7" - 18.5"|
|3XL||18.5" - 19.3"|
|4XL||19.3" - 20"|
For general elbow pain or support we recommend that you measure the circumference of your elbow joint. We recommend going down one size for general elbow support. So if you measure 12”, purchase the 11” Cuff.
For tendonitis pain in the forearm or elbow we recommend that you measure the circumference of your forearm roughly 1" below your elbow joint. We recommend going down two sizes for tight compression. For example, if you measure 10" then purchase the 8" Cuff.
We advise you to measure your arm in a straight locked out position with your muscles relaxed. Measure the circumference of your arm at the centre of your elbow, our chat is in inches.
Select the size that best fits your measurement.
Pelase do not hesitate to email us to ask advice if required at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Size||Center of Elbow (in)|
|S||9.0 - 10.5|
|M||10 - 11.5|
|L||11.5 - 13.5|
|XL||13.0 - 15.0|
|2XL||14.5 - 16.0|
|3XL||15.5 - 17.0|
|4XL||16.5 - 18.0|
Measure circumference of the knee (mid-patella) in a locked position (muscles must be relaxed). Unisex sizes.
|S||11.8 in. - 13.0 in.|
|M||13.0 in. - 14.2 in.|
|L||14.2 in. - 15.7 in.|
|XL||15.7 in. - 17.0 in.|
|XXL||17.0 in. - 18.3 in.|
*If you prefer a tighter fit please order one size smaller than your measurement.
Measuring Up For Your New Belt:
Use a soft measuring tape, measure around your waist approximately 4 inches above where your pant would sit. Please do not suck your stomach in and keep everything relaxed when measuring.
|S||24 in. - 29 in.|
|M||28 in. - 33 in.|
|L||32 in. - 37 in.|
|XL||36 in. - 42 in.|
|XXL||41 in. - 46 in.|