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Old 08-04-2006, 02:36 AM   #1
Jason Blais
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I would like to improve my Grip strength.

What are some of the various exercises and equipment required?
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:29 AM   #2
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Jason,
This is going to sound like an info-merical, but....
...If it's grip strength you are looking for, look no further than www.ironmind.com . They've got an extremely well rounded inventory of grip training items.
Besides I've got one of their Captains of Crush Grippers and it's kicking my .
Good Luck.
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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Travis -

What set-up do you recommend? What weights would you buy?

I have played with another brand and can close (with effort a 200lb Gripper) for single reps.

Do these guys offer a CF discount?


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Old 08-04-2006, 07:51 AM   #4
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Jason,

Great articles here:
http://www.dieselcrew.com/Articles.htm

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Old 08-04-2006, 07:54 AM   #5
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Thanks Allen
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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Jason,
I'm starting off with a #3 Gripper. My main focus is actually pull ups and deadlifts, I know I can do more pull-ups but right now I can't hold onto the bar long enough. Pretty much the same problem with deadlifts, my PR is what it is because I can't keep ahold of anything heavier, so I haven't really attempted to get a monster grip for it's own sake. I would start off with some of the less involved equipment, maybe just buy a gripper and use a stick and some rope, hang weights off of the rope and roll up the string, then roll it down. that would allow you almost limitless weight. I would start with a gripper that is less than 200#, you want to be able to functional, consistently usable strength. work up in sets and timed holds, drill a hole in a quater and hang weights off of some 550' cord (para cord) then pinch the weight between the ends of the gripper, see how long you can hold it. that alone can keep you occupied for a while. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:28 AM   #7
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Here are some good sites for some excellent training tips for the hands:

Go to the Bottom of this page:
http://beastskills.com/equipment.htm

Then go here:
http://www.geocities.com/ltgodfrey/lever.html

And then Check out this guy's tips:
http://www.rosstraining.com/articles...gthehands.html

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Old 08-04-2006, 11:17 AM   #8
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Right on

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Old 08-04-2006, 12:33 PM   #9
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You guys are monsters. I just got my COC #1 (140lb) and it's hard as to close. Everyone that walks in to my office is shocked by how hard it is. Maybe we're an office full of sissies!
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #10
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Hey Jason,

I got into nail bending not too long ago. If you want a hand and forearm killer, it's the way to go. Definitely checkout Bender's page(which got me fired up) which is already linked above and checkout strongman's page at http://home.insight.rr.com/strongman/bending.html
. It gets addicting. Did I mention I bent a 60d nail?
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