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Old 02-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default do you work on your grip strength? how?

Any specific exercises you do to target your grip strength?

I just bought a couple aluminum "Captains of Crush" grippers from IronMind, which are supposedly the gold standard. 60 lbs. and 80 lbs.

My grip is pretty frail so I gotta work my way up. I know there's a wide array of exercises you can do specifically, but I'll stick with simple grippers and pull-ups which work it as well.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Hang a towel/rope off your pull up bar and do pull ups off your towel/rope.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

Old school, but they work

edit: oops didnt see that you bought some already. That's probably one of the most basic ways to get it done tho

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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

Heavy Deadlifts
High reps of Dumbell Rows
Using thicker bars/fatgripz
Squeezing abs and glutes hard when you grip as well.
Wrist rollers
Towel pullups as previously stated


Also remember that the forearms in general are complex..
there's plate pinching for finger strength
there's crushing grip
there's extensors
there's flexors
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THR9P9odxow - I use the Gi to train my grip strength. Using the sleeves is really hard, I can barely do one that way.
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

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Heavy Deadlifts
High reps of Dumbell Rows
Using thicker bars/fatgripz
Squeezing abs and glutes hard when you grip as well.
Wrist rollers
Towel pullups as previously stated


Also remember that the forearms in general are complex..
there's plate pinching for finger strength
there's crushing grip
there's extensors
there's flexors

this + hanging ab exercises or pullups/chinups like you mentioned
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
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x3 on deadlifts
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:11 AM   #9
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

You need to get into the habit of squeezing the bar hard on every exercise. This has helped me. Also farmer walks, or whatever they are called, really help. The one where you get really heavy dumbbells and walk around with them for as long as possible. Good for your back too.

I'm guessing this is for your deadlift, since this is what I had problems with too? I just kept doing heavy singles. I don't even have chalk or a belt at my gym but, with constantly doing heavy singles I've worked my way up to a 510lbs deadlift as of yesterday. The last 5 months or so, its gone up about 50lbs just from doing heavy singles.

EDIT: Also, try and use double overhand grip on your deadlifts as long as possible. I don't start doing 1 over, 1 under grip until about 380lbs. It really helps.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

my old gym used to have the actual iron or w/e metal plates with the really big lips on the outside, so i would grab 2 45's just inside the lips with only the tips of my fingers and hold them by my sides for around 60 secs at a time. really can tell how much it strengthens grip. the ball would get stripped much less as i drove the lane the following year.


EDIT: http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercise...me/plate-pinch

something like this, but with 45's on ea side (or 1 at a time) and arm fully extended. you can really tell how much it helps your grip

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:22 AM   #11
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

CoC grips are cool. I was up to #2 and just stopped doing them for some reason.

Plate pinches
Farmers walks
fat grips
One armed dumb bell rows
Holding your last deadlift rep for a few seconds
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:16 AM   #12
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

I dated a girl with plastic surgery once; gripping those love muffins was a great form of exercise since they were hard and retracted strongly against the pressure of the grip.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

You can start by gripping as tightly as you can on all your bell and bar movements. That's helped me tremendously. I haven't really done direct grip work aside from that because grip can be integrated into almost anything, so doing as he others have said like heavy deads/presses, farmers walks, plate pinches, all that jazz should do the trick.

OT: Hey dude, I hate to be the guy that says it, but maybe you should post it in the fit-club thread. At least we could keep it all in one place.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #15
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Default Re: do you work on your grip strength? how?

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Originally Posted by JEFFERSON MONEY
Heavy Deadlifts
High reps of Dumbell Rows
Using thicker bars/fatgripz
Squeezing abs and glutes hard when you grip as well.
Wrist rollers
Towel pullups as previously stated


Also remember that the forearms in general are complex..
there's plate pinching for finger strength
there's crushing grip
there's extensors
there's flexors

What about fingertip pushups? Do they help grip and what part of the forearm are they hitting?
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