A lasso strap has a wrist loop that attaches around your wrist and then a piece that wraps around the bar. It can be looped multiple times for a tighter grip on the barbell. This is the most common and versatile type of wrist strap, and good for both casual lifting and pushing past PRs. “The closed loop and the lasso are similar” in their utility, says Waxman, and it usually comes down to personal preference. Look for options that offer extended length for the part that wraps around the bar for a tighter grip, and extra padding around the wrists for safety and comfort.