Thread: I need advice on grip
09-16-2005, 11:24 AM #1Banned
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I need advice on grip
I mentioned a couple of times on this forum that my grip is in bad shape. I can deadlift about 150 more pounds with straps than w/o. currently I am focusing on grip twice a week. I do 3-6 sets of double overhand static holds, I do wrist curls and I hold plates with my fingers. The silly gym I go to doesn't have thick bars. I also use grippers sometimes, but how useful are the standard one you get from say Dicks? Any suggestions?
09-16-2005, 11:02 PM #2New Member
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personally i had a similar problem that has gotten a lot better. one way to get around the thick bar is to get a squatting pad that you use for u traps and put it around the bar, from there place ur hands on the pad around the bar and pick the weighted bar up and hold it for 20 - 30secs. other things that work are the farmers walk (grab some really heavy dumbbells and walk as far as u can before u drop them, keep your arms straight and walk at a normal pace) you can also choke some one lol....
there is another thread called Grip work in here somewhere
09-19-2005, 02:23 AM #3
Hmmm... choke someone? That might work. I do have a long list of folks that need choking.
Anyhow, I started doing bicep curls and hammer curls using a pinch grip on a plate. Pick up a 5lb or 10lb plate with a pinch grip (thumb on one side and fingers on the other), then do your bicep curls. I superset those with holding onto a 25, 35 or 45lb plate for 30 - 60 seconds (pinch grip as well). Nice burn.
09-21-2005, 03:20 PM #4
09-22-2005, 01:26 PM #5
captain and crush grippers are awesome I have most of them. If I am doing heavy deadlifting I dont do other grip work tho. Its easy to fatigue and overtrain your forearms since they are such small muscles.
I often avoid bicep barbell curls since they put so much load on my forearm and it becomes inflammed.
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