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LSUSUPERSTAR
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How can I strengthen my grip?
I feel that I can pick up more on Deadlift, but my grip fails. I use chalk but it only helps so much. I have a set of basic wrist straps but really want to get a stronger grip. Any suggestions?


HippieTiger
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Stop being such a pussy playing with those weights in a gym and start rock climbing baw


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jeff5891
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Pinch Two metal plates together with the slick side out. One handed. Work up to two 45lbs plates
This post was edited on 12/5 at 10:07 pm


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SabiDojo
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Rock climbing, hanging from a bar, carrying heavy stuff.

You have to grip, brah. It's such an amazing feeling. Doing single arm hangs for over a minute makes da bishes whetttttttt


LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
I got work, wife and kids, no time for rock climbing. Should I incorporate the Farmer's Walk into my routine and slowly increase weight?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Get in a rack, put a barbell loaded with 135 and grab the center knurl with one hand and hold.

Use double overhand all the time with any pulling movement. I've never done grip work until now and I was able to hold 185 in one hand for 30 seconds.


SabiDojo
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
You could do that. Also, just hang from a bar, bro. Dead hang and see how long you can hold it and just progress from there.


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SabiDojo
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
#Freak


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
I think it's the long fingers and not a meaty palm.


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PerceivedReality
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Fat gripz
GD Grip Pro


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BlackPot
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
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How can I strengthen my grip?



Do as much as you can without straps. Deadlift until you literally can't hold the bar anymore. Also something else that's helped is double overhand, no hook grip, on you deads until the bar just slips out.

Also, for your normal working sets, your grip shouldn't be failing. Knurl on the bar may be caked with chalk also. Check that.


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DarthRebel
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
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Farmer's Walk


This does help, it just sucks doing it at the gym that does not have good room for it.

I need to get something for home, so I can just walk down the street.


StrongBackWeakMind
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
hang from a bar
hold 45s in your hands


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Or just pick them up and hold them.


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StrongBackWeakMind
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Hulkklogan
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35202 posts

re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Hook grip. You won't run into grip problems anymore. Thumbs will hurt at first, but once you get used it there's no going back.


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lurkr
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
Do weighted wrists rolls. Forward and reverse


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Lester Earl
Chicago Cubs Fan
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
1st you need to be using the hook grip. dont listen to these strap using pussies

2nd, farmers carry. Start heavy, but at a weight that you can control for about 100m. When you want to put it down, keep walking.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
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dont listen to these strap using pussies



That's a bold statement seeing as top strongmen use them.


DarthRebel
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: How can I strengthen my grip?
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dont listen to these strap using pussies


No, straps have a place. Just be careful with them. Straps make you think your are Hercules .

I would break the straps out sometimes on DLs if I was doing some Joker sets. Became uncool when my back became the weak point instead of grip


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