The wrist straps come with 1/4-inch neoprene padding and are designed to alleviate the pain associated with heavier lifts. The lifting straps are perfect for lat pulldowns shrugs deadlifts and low rows - any movement set or exercise requiring a sure grip. It s tripled stitched perpendicular to the support so there is none of the usual tearing. In fact the strap is so durable it will last three to four times longer than conventional straps. The strap can also be secured around the wrist support via a Velcro tab for lifts not requiring the strap which means that you won t need to remove the strap between sets.