Thread: Hand grippers

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    Hand grippers

    Hi guys,

    So I just recently got into grip training and was browsing around a sports store for some grippers. To my surprise, there were little to be found except a pair from "body sculpture". Considering that it would be a while before I return to any store, I opted to buy them for around $10.

    Here's an image of what they look like:


    Do they offer any resistance? Yes they do, but that isn't the issue. The problem is the friction. Whenever I try to close the grippers the slightly rectangular handles pushes against my palm which causes some pain. I believe this is a result of from the edges.

    I'm wondering whether this is a normal part of grip training and I should just push through it, or should I try to find some new ones?

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    If you are really interested in grip training these are good grippers

    http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/ope...nsofcrush.html

    also you can find a lot of hand strengthening equipments & books in the website

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    I'll probably consider purchasing them in the future. But for now I'll just deal with these by wrapping some cloth around them. When do you reckon I should for an upgrade?

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    If you're going for strength 5X5 should be enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbalt View Post
    I'm wondering whether this is a normal part of grip training and I should just push through it, or should I try to find some new ones?
    They look like they're designed for a certain style, rather than from a functional point of view. That sort of pain isn't a normal/natural part of grip training. I used to have a grip trainer called an "Eagle Catcher" - - and the rings always dug into my fingers. Couldn't make any strength progress because my fingers hurt too much.

    As Whatever123 suggested, go to Ironmind and get a Captains of Crush gripper. I have a habit of breaking grippers (wear them out through overuse) but I cannot imagine I'll ever be able to do that with one of these babies.

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    Did you share some images? Actually, they are not working. Only icon with
    different colors are visible and nothing else.
    Is it a browser problem?

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    The handles look narrow but not particularly sharp; normally I'd recommend the Ironmind (or Heavy Grips if you're on a budget), but if the pressure from those ones is giving your hands trouble, I'm not sure there's any point using a more difficult set.

    EDIT: Oh, and if the cloth isn't doing it for you, you could wrap 'em in a few layers of hockey tape to round them off.
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