Thread: Grip Training
10/18/2005 1:43pm, #1
I've always been interested in having a stronger grip, had been doing towel pullups for some time, plate pinches etc.. then I found http://www.heavygrips.com was having a sale on all 5 of their grippers, shipped for $70.
been doing them for a couple weeks now, already seeing a big improvment in grip strength. I could close the 200 with my right hand easily and almost the 250. my left hand is significantly weaker because of a couple knuckle injuries, but I'm working them out and getting it stronger too.
anyone else into grip training, or looking to get into it?
my goal is to do this: (vid of a dude rolling up a frying pan)
http://www.castledarkmoor.com/strongman/fryingpan.WMVI think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!
10/18/2005 1:51pm, #2
10/18/2005 2:04pm, #3
10/18/2005 2:13pm, #4Originally Posted by Maestro Nobones
10/18/2005 2:23pm, #5
damn, I even searched.I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!
10/18/2005 3:02pm, #6
Thanks for the hot tip - I ordered as well.
10/18/2005 3:30pm, #7
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I'm actually going to the hardware store today to buy some metal rods for bending.
10/18/2005 3:31pm, #8
I've always been a big fan of grip training, especially after my rock climbing days. But my focus has always been more about grip endurance than raw power.
I've been considering purchasing a Captain's of Crush gripper though after reading Koto's posts about them. I don't think gripping power is anywhere near as important to me as grip endurance, especially since I have quite a bit of natural grip power any, but I do think it would be fun to play around with. What pisses me off though is that without actually trying one out, I have no way of knowing which one to start with, and at their price, I refuse to just blindly purchase one.
10/18/2005 3:36pm, #9Originally Posted by lawdog
10/18/2005 4:01pm, #10
Koto, I know it's impossible to say without knowing my grip, but do you have any advice regarding which Captain's of Crush to start with? I was thinking the #1, so even if it was too light I could at least do reps with it, or like you said do timed holds with it. I just can't imagine the trainer would be strong enough for me, b/c I have a really good grip. However, everybody seems to think that even the trainer is a bitch, but I also don't think most people have very good grips to start with.
I hadn't thought of holding it down for time. I like that idea, and it's more along the lines of the kind of grip strength I like.
So, you actually do Zerchers while holding the gripper closed. I like that! I knew some rock climbers that I used to train with out in Colorado who would hold a gripper upside down in each hand and grip a towel slung over a pullup bar and do pullups until their grip gave out. I love that kind of ****!