I've never used any type of wrist support and I often experience wrist pain, so a gym buddy of mine showed me his tuff wraps and told me I should give them a try. Since I've been using tuff wraps, I no longer have issues with my wrists hurting and I have the confidence to push more weight. It really effects your mentality when you think it's only going to help support your wrists. Great purchase. For anyone with the same struggles I was having, give these wraps a chance. It's truly a game changer.