30 / May / 2022Best 5 Selling Lifting Accessories at AkfitIn this article, we will provide a list of the 5 best-selling lifting accessories sold at Akfit. We will also explain their purpose in weight training so you can determine which accessory is right for you.Estimated read time: 6.5 minutesAre you ready to bring your strength training to the next level? Incorporating lifting accessories is an effective way of enhancing your workout!With that being said, there are many different lifting accessories on the market, each with different purposes. As you browse through lifting accessories, it can be difficult to understand the purpose of each accessory and which one is right for you.At Akfit, we are here to help! Since 1989, Akfit has operated as a Canadian specialty fitness store located in Sudbury, Ontario. We work closely with our clients to help them find the equipment that is right for their fitness goals. This includes our library of lifting accessories for sale. In this article, we will provide a list of the 5 best-selling lifting accessories sold at Akfit. We will also explain their purpose in weight training so you can determine which accessory is right for you.In this article:What is a Lifting Accessory?Akfit’s Top 5 Selling Lifting AccessorySchiek Basic Lifting StrapsSchiek Original Nylon Workout BeltXtreme Monkey Olympic Bar PadFat Gripz OriginalAbMat Hip Thrust PadReach Out to Akfit What is a Lifting Accessory?Before we dive into the 5 best-selling lifting accessories, it is important to define what a lifting accessory is. You want to make sure that you are shopping for the right product after all.A lifting accessory is an additional tool that is often purchased in conjunction with weight training equipment. These accessories are used to enhance your weight lifting workouts. Each accessory has a unique design and purpose. Below are some examples of common lifting accessories:Lifting glovesLifting strapsLifting hooksWeight beltsWrist weightsChalkGripsCushionsSleevesNeck protectorsThrust pads Akfit’s Top 5 Selling Lifting AccessoriesAt Akfit, we sell a large variety of residential and commercial fitness equipment. Among our inventory, we also sell lifting accessories. Here is a list of our top 5 best-selling lifting accessories at Akfit. Schiek Basic Lifting StrapsSchiek’s basic lifting straps are a lifting accessory that is meant to provide more grip and more protection to your wrists, especially during heavy lifting. This accessory is most ideal for powerlifters. These straps are made of nylon, but you can sometimes find other straps made of canvas and leather. Ideally, you use these straps for the following exercises:DeadliftsDumbbell or Barbell RowsSnatchesLat PulldownsPull-ups and Chin-upsSchiek’s basic lifting straps are “one size fits all,” providing a width of 2” and a length of 20” . This size ensures that the user is provided maximum grip on the bars.Currently at Akfit, we sell Schiek’s basic lifting straps for $14.99. Check out Akfit.com for the most up-to-date pricing. How to Use Schiek’s Basic Lifting StrapsTo properly utilize these basic lifting straps for your workouts, follow these three simple steps:Step one: Take the end of the strap without the loop and thread it through the loophole. Do this with both straps. Step two: Place on hand through the loop that you just created in the strap and make sure the band lays flat against the back of your hand and wrist. Pull the strap to tighten it and allow any excess length to hang down from your palm between your index finger and thumb. Step three: Loop the excess length around your barbell or dumbbell and pull it tight to secure your grip on the bar. If you’re also looking for a barbell to pair with your lifting straps, check out our review on the Gungir All-Rounder Olympic Bar. We also encourage you to read our article on factors that affect the cost of a steel weight plate. Schiek Original Nylon Workout BeltSchiek’s Original Nylon Workout Belt is an accessory that is designed to provide circular stability and support the spine and core muscles while lifting heavyweights. Workout belts are mostly used for powerlifting or deadlifts and are commonly utilized by athletes in lifting competitions. The original nylon workout belt from Schiek is made with a patented downward angle that is designed to support the natural shape of your back and provide a velcro adjustment on the back for an exact fit. This belt is also 4.75” wide in the back. What makes this belt unique from other lifting belts is its cone-shaped design whereas most other belts are cylinder-shaped or feature the same width around the whole belt. The shape of the Schiek Original Nylon Belt provides more mobility while still providing support to the back. Currently at Akfit, we sell the original nylon workout belt from Schiek for $69.99. Check out Akfit.com for the most up-to-date pricing. How to Use Schiek’s Original Nylon Workout BeltTo properly utilize the Original Nylon Workout Belt from Schiek, follow these simple steps:Step one: Fit the belt over the lower back and lower abdomen.Step two: Velcro the back to fit your size accordingly. Step three: Adjust the additional velcro through the hook on the back for added support. Xtreme Monkey Olympic Bar PadXtreme Monkey’s Olympic Bar Pad is a high-density foam pad with fully covered nylon wraps. Olympic bars can be very heavy weighing at least 45 lbs on their own. In turn, they can put a lot of strain on your body especially, if you are brand new to using Olympic bars. These bar pads are designed to fit around the bar to provide lifting comfort and support. Further, the bar pad can reduce bruising and reduce the risk of injury while performing heavy lifting. This Olympic bar pad by Xtreme Monkey measures 18” long and 4” in diameter.Currently at Akfit, we sell the Olympic Bar Pad from Xtreme Monkey for $22.99. Check out Akfit.com for the most up-to-date pricing. How to Use Xtreme Monkey’s Olympic Bar PadTo properly use the Olympic bar pad from Xtreme Monkey, simply open up the pad by detaching the velcro. Wrap the pad around the bar and securely close the pad over the bar by connecting the velcro. When you go to lift, place the back of your neck on the portion of the bar that is covered by the bar pad for increased comfort while lifting. If you are looking to add an olympic bar to your collection of fitness equipment, check out our review on the Gungir All-Rounder Olympic Bar. Fat Gripz Original Blue PairFat Gripz is similar in design to a barbell pad but serves a much different purpose. These grips make the weight more difficult to hold onto by increasing the diameter of your barbell, dumbbell handle, or chin-up bar. However, they promote better grip strength and help target the smaller muscles in your hands and forearms that are sometimes neglected during weight training exercises. These grips are made from a military-grade high-density compound so they grip on the bar like a clamp and they do not compress. While Fat Gripz sells a few different versions of their grips, the original pair is best suited for arm training. Further, the original pair is ideal for users whose hand size measures out to 7-8.5” from the wrist crease to the tip of the middle finger. The outer diameter of these grips measures 2.25”. Currently at Akfit, we sell this pair of Fat Gripz for $49.99. Check out Akfit.com for the most up-to-date pricing. How to Use Fat Gripz OriginalTo properly utilize your Fat Gripz Original Pair, simply open one side of the grip and place it securely around the bar. For pressing exercises, it is recommended to have the opening of the grip facing away from your palm, as any gaps within your palm may not feel as comfortable while working out. For pulling exercises, place the opening of the grip towards your palm. This will help keep the grip secure and prevent the feeling of the bar slipping from your hand. AbMat Hip Thrust PadThe hip thrust pad from Abmat is another pad suited for barbells but is specifically used for hip thrusts. AbMat’s innovative hip thrust pad is designed to provide durability, longevity, and a high level of comfort while performing hip thrusts. The top of this pad is hard and takes on the weight and evenly distributes it on your body while taking the pressure off your pelvis while performing hip thrusts. The bottom end of the pad is a softer layer that is designed to offer comfort and still allow you to work out at maximum hip thrust performance. These pads will also bend with your body as you work out which allows you to effectively and comfortably be involved with the movement of hip thrusts. Currently at Akfit, we sell the Abmat Hip Thrust Pad for $54.95. Check out Akfit.com for the most up-to-date pricing. How to Use AbMat’s Thrust PadTo properly and safely use the thrust pad from Abmat, follow these simple steps:Step one: Place the cushion side downwards facing your pelvis.Step two: Slide the barbell onto the middle point of the thrust pad.Step three: Bend your knees so the padding folds around the barStep four: Perform your hip thrusts with complete comfort. Reach Out to AkfitWe hope that our list of the 5 best-selling lifting accessories has narrowed down your search. Further, we hope you have a better understanding of the purpose of each accessory and why it might be necessary to own each piece of equipment. However, there are still many different types of lifting and other fitness accessories you can purchase to help you reach your fitness goals. So which accessory best fits your needs? Thankfully, that’s why we are here to help at Akfit! We encourage you to contact us with any questions related to fitness equipment and accessories. You can easily visit us in-store at our Sudbury location, or book a virtual meeting with us. Our fitness professionals will work directly with you and provide expert fitness advice to help you find the proper equipment and accessories for your fitness goals while working within your budget. We also highly recommend checking out our large inventory of strength training equipment for sale that can be used with your lifting accessories. We also sell a variety of other fitness accessories too. Our services don’t stop there either! At Akfit, we offer delivery and installation services. Not only will our insured fitness technicians install your equipment, but they will also show you how to properly use it as well. Just simply request a delivery or installation.