One of the more important decisions a lifter can make is what type of mouthguard they choose to wear when in the gym. Weightlifting mouth guards, or mouthpieces, are becoming increasingly more popular among all strength sports for their abilities to protect teeth and increase an athlete's performance.
Even though weightlifting isn't a contact sport, the American dental association recommends that all athletes wear a mouthguard. In fact, according to a study from the ADA, athletes that refuse to wear a mouth guard are 75% more likely to suffer from dental injuries.
When pushing through reps and exerting your body under heavy weight, clenching and grinding your teeth is a common occurrence that can easily crack a tooth or damage existing dental work. Weightlifting mouth guards will help reduce tooth, jaw, and neck and TMJ injuries. The right mouthguard will feature added material only under the highest impact zones, improving breathing, preventing headaches and increasing performance.
Top 3 Weightlifting Mouth Guards:
At Nxtrnd, we design our mouthguards with maximum comfort and protection in mind. Offering the highest standard in mouth protection to weightlifters of all levels, we have earned the top-rated and best-selling badge on Amazon under the " Best Weightlifting Mouthguard " category.
Whether you're a professional powerlifter, bodybuilder or a parent looking for the best mouthguard for your athlete, we deliver the industry’s most effective mouth guards at an affordable price.
Read on to learn why Nxtrnd Mouthguards is the industry leader in mouth protection and discover what mouthguards we recommend for weightlifting.
When discussing mouthguards, comfort is just as important as protection. If your mouthguard is irritating and causing discomfort, you will be distracted and your performance will most likely be negatively affected.
In weightlifting, your attention and efforts should be devoted to lifting the weight and completing the movement with proper form. You shouldn't be constantly adjusting or thinking about your mouthguard.
Nxtrnd Mouthguards are designed to be thin, giving you a low-profile fit that offers ease of breathing and superior shock absorption without feeling bulky in the mouth. We make sure our guards fulfill all criteria for retention, comfort and impact absorption.
The best weightlifting mouthguard will provide the athlete with as much protection as he can afford without negatively affecting the natural ability to speak, breath and move during his workout.
So, the best workout mouth guard for weightlifters has to be light and unrestrictive when inserted in the mouth.
To find the top pick and to ensure our results were as reliable as possible, we chose 5 powerlifters, 5 bodybuilders and tested 10 different mouthguards across multiple brands for almost 10 hours’ worth of gym time.
At the end of the testing phase, we asked the weightlifters to review and rank the mouthguards from best to worst and the results were very conclusive.
From the 10 tested mouthguards over the 10 hours of data collection, the top 3 weightlifting mouth guards were ranked as followed:
Let’s take a look at our favorite picks on the market and what makes them better than the rest!
Topping our ranks is the ZERO™ mouth guard, the thinnest mouthguard on the market. The Zero mouthguard is lightweight, and amazing to wear. Its ultra-thin design makes it hardly noticeable when in the mouth and is the perfect choice for athletes that dislike the feel of bulky mouthguards.
The low-profile design also makes breathing extremely easy while wearing it.
With an increasingly good reputation amongst beginner and professional athletes, this mouthguard has been demonstrating it can withstand impact across all sports. What makes this guard so impressive is the craftsmanship involved in the designing of the mouthguard.
The Nxtrnd ZERO™ is a high quality guards designed to provide enhanced protection and performance. At Nxtrnd, we focus on producing thin, durable and easy to mold guards that could easily be mistaken for a $300 custom fit mouth guard made by a dentist.
The ZERO™ only drew positive reviews and feedback including comments such as "Super easy to form and won’t come out of your mouth, it's also super stable when biting down before big lifts." Another weightlifter commented, "Best fitting mouth guard I have ever had. Doesn’t feel bulky like most mouth guards and easy super easy to breathe with."
To summarize, the Nxtrnd ZERO™ was the highest scoring mouthguard in all criteria we tested. Ranging from protection to comfort and price, all players that carried out the 10 hours of testing concluded that the ZERO was the mouth guard that delivered the most performance and durability while remaining very affordable.
Very few brands offer the same level of protection from design and innovation as that provided by the Nxtrnd RUSH™ Mouthguard.
If you're looking for a maximum protection mouthguard, the Nxtrnd RUSH™ is the model for you. Designed for the harsh impacts of combat sports like boxing and MMA, this mouthguard is bombproof and will easily protect you when going for top sets and personal records. The unique material and design this guard features has made it not only safe, but extremely comfortable and breathable as well.
Specially designed with an innovative dual layer system and signature EVA moldable liner to form to your teeth and gum lines, the RUSH™ offers a tight and comfortable fit. Additionally, this mouthguard has a heavy-duty exoskeletal impact blocking frame which can withstand the biggest forces the gym can deliver.
Because of these two features, the Rush model was ranked 2nd best closely after the Zero mouthguard. This mouthguard leads the market category for weightlifting mouthguards when it comes to breathability because of it’s under carriage channel system that boasts airflow and aids air intake.
Overall, the RUSH™ mouthguard is a high performance mouthguard designed for the elite athlete. Thanks to its groundbreaking design and protection, the Rush has brought modern technology to the world of mouthguards redefining mouth protection in the fitness world.
At Nxtrnd, we also guarantees that our products are BPA free and offer an unlimited warranty on all our mouthguards.
Having gained enormous attention over recent years amongst powerlifters and bodybuilders alike. The Nxtrnd brand is known for high quality sports mouthguards and the Classic™ mouthguard is another great model to the lineup.
The Nxtrnd Classic™ is a customizable boil and bite mouthguard featuring a unique high quality EVA material blend that is 38% more impact absorbent than its competitors.
Its soft gel liner allows high impact absorption as well as a snug fit against teeth for optimal user comfort. The mouthguard is BPA, PVC and Latex free and can be used by women, men and children over the age of 11.
The key feature of the Classic™ mouthguard is its unique material allowing an incredibly comfortable fit. The texture of the material and design of the guard was very well received by our reviewers "The mouthpiece is outstanding, you can easily breathe through it, and so you don’t have to take it out between sets!"
"This is probably the most comfortable mouthguard I've ever bought. This is the best mouthguard ever and is hardly noticeable when in the gym! ".
Comfort and high breathability were mentioned by almost all our reviewers. The pros of this mouthguard far outweigh the cons and the reputation the Classic™ has gathered in the space is one that has been reinforced by many athletes.
The Nxtrnd Classic™ mouthguard is an excellent choice for all fitness enthusiasts, mainly due to our innovative EVA material delivering high protection, wearer comfort and the enhanced breathability mentioned above.
For around $16, every Classic™ mouthguard package comes with 2 mouth guards and a sleek mouth guard case to help prevent mouthguard damage and bacteria build up.
In addition, Nxtrnd offers an Unlimited Defective Warranty on all their mouthguards.
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