As a beginner I don't think you should use straps. I think its fine for more advanced people to use them. Was miring my bicep peak today. Pull ups are really bringing it up. Dat huge volume hnnnng. Some really fat girl keeps posting on fb about muay thai and how effective it is for street fighting on fb and how she wants to go to thailand and train for it. Also how spiritual it is and shit. It's like bish your 40lb overweight, can you even raise your leg? I hate when fat people get really into exercising and feel the need to tell everyone about it. I would like to see her fight though. Be like when the Romans got hippos and shit to fight.