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    Grip Training

    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.WMV
    I think it was two ninjas taped together, to make one GIANT NINJA!!!!

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    Dude, there's been so much posted on this before, especially by koto_ryu.

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...highlight=grip


    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...highlight=grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maestro Nobones
    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.WMV
    That's an awesome deal, I'm ordering all five right now.

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    damn, I even searched.
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    Thanks for the hot tip - I ordered as well.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawdog
    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.
    If you're after endurance, there's ways of getting that down as well. Timed holds work, just crush the sucker closed and hold it steel to steel for as long as you can. You can also try "prisoner squats/deadlifts", basically Zerchers but in each hand you have a gripper and are crushing it closed. Grippers alone won't make your hands be able to do all the bending and stuff you see, but it's a big part of it.

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    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 ****!

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