Rules to play Weightlifting
Olympic lifters frequently use tape to cover the areas of their bodies exposed to friction while completing Olympic lifts. Tape is most commonly found on the Olympic lifters thumb. A taped thumb not only lessens the risk of calluses, it reduces the pain associated with the hook grip.Olympic lifters also tape their wrists, preventing exaggerated and uncomfortable joint movement during lifts. For particularly heavy overhead lifts, a taped wrist enables the lifter to regulate wrist extension and delimit the translation of the radius and ulna distal heads. However, while taped wrists can prevent wrist and forearm injuries in the short term, excessive use can lead to weakened connective tissue in the area, increasing the risk of pain and injury.