THUMB TAPE. A.K.A TEAR EAB 3.8CM, is the most important lifting tape. It is rapidly becoming the go-to tape for Crossfit™ athletes because of its versatility. It’s super flexible, comfortable, easy to apply and affordable.

You can use LIFTING TAPE to protect your thumb and fingers for all kinds of workouts.

  • Barbell Work
  • Kettlebells
  • Rope Climbs
  • Hook Grip
  • Rings
A man applying SPORTTAPE Lifting Tape to his thumbs


Using the ‘hook grip’ when you’re lifting will give you greater grip strength, but is rough on your thumbs because of their position against the bar. Taping your thumbs with lifting tape will help protect them from blisters and keep your grip from slipping.

Applying tape for hook grip is super simple, and practice makes perfect. All you need is a roll of SPORTTAPE THUMB TAPE and just two minutes of time before your workout. Preparation is key after all!


1. Start at the base of your thumb and then wrap the tape fully around your thumb, covering the entire digit.

2. Tear with a quick sharp rip. Secure on the outside of your thumb and press to mould.

TIP: Apply a maximum of 2 LAYERS. You still want to feel the bar and don’t want to restrict movement.


Taping your thumbs is as simple as that. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us, or follow our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for access to even more taping tips.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best! So we’ve made it as simple as possible for you to get your hands on some THUMB TAPE and use the best applications possible.

You can get your hands on some THUMB TAPE below, and don’t forget to download our FREE Taping for Weightlifting Ebook 👇