Have you heard of Angles90? No? You HAVE to check them out right away, they will change the way you workout. I heard about Angles90 a couple months ago from a video posted by Garage Gym Reviews. If you haven’t checked out Coop and his channel, you should, its a great review site on gym equipment and general weight lifting products.
I purchased the Angles90 after watching Coop’s review of the product, and I have to say, I’m impressed. The unique angle of the Angles90 allows you to lift more weight than you can free hand, although not as much as with using straps. The handles of the Angles90 allows for a full range of rotation when doing movements.
After I purchased them, I watched this video on the Angles90 website showing a number of different movements and exercises where Angles90 can help out with movement and rotational issues.
When doing single arm dumbbell rows, depending on the angle of the dumbbell, I would get a bit of a shooting pain in my shoulder. When using the Angles90, I noticed that the rotational strain that would normally be on my shoulder, was gone. I was able to target and isolate the back muscles (lats, lower traps) and take strain off the shoulders and deltoids.
I noticed the same relief in strain when using the Angles90 for performing bent-over barbell rows. The Angles90 allows for a rotation of your hands when pulling the barbell up into your body and rotating your hands while lowering it back into starting position. I was considerably more sore after doing this workout, than the previous back workout, ensuring I was doing an apples to apples comparison workout. Additionally, I had a significant amount of joint strain and fatigue eliminated when using the Angles90 to assist with many of the back, shoulder and bicep workouts.
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The company behind Angles90 provides a nice little booklet that walks you though how to properly use and well as grip the handles correctly.
When holding the Angles90, there are two main ways to hold them, the Ergo Method and the Power Method. A few other ways are listed, but I found them to be not as convenient to use. Of the two main grips, I found the Power Method to be the best way to hold the grips, and I was able to lift more weight, as well as creating less hot spots on my hands.
I also tried shorting the grips, using the method above, which was extremely easy. The first couple times you have to do it. you have to watch you don’t twist the strap in on itself, but after doing it a couple times, its super easy and quick to shorten them.
Overall, I’d rate the Angles90 as a must have in your gym. They are a relatively inexpensive piece of equipment, that will open up a ton of new ways to use the equipment you already have, as well as provide a way to potentially have to not spend money on additional equipment if you’re trying to save money or watch your budget.
Angles 90 by Garage Gym Reviews