Posted On:2/16/2007 5:05pm
I'm building up to reps on the CoC 2. I can do 3 sets of 5 with the right, and 1 set of 5 with the left with 2 more sets of 2-3.
I found repitition effort was a really helpful method, using that with the 1 to get more reps with the 2. You could most likely employ that with a trainer for the 1.
Static holds help as well though.
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Posted On:4/02/2007 9:42pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
There is a thread specific to the CoC grippers here : http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=49729
However, I would like you guys to keep using this thread and consolidate everything here until I figure out whether to create a new one, or to consolidate all three existing threads.
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Posted On:4/03/2007 7:05am
You could probably consolidate all the goodness from teh three threads into one sticky on grip training...
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Posted On:4/03/2007 9:09am
You read my mind, dude. You read my mind :) That will be the most appropriate approach. Stand aside boys, I'm putting my construction hat on!!!!
Posted On:7/12/2007 2:26pm
Has anyone tried that large, adjustable spring device? I think it's called a "super gripper" or something like that. It looks like the pull is more linear compared to traditional "V" shaped grippers
Posted On:1/08/2008 10:32am
DieselCrew.com - Grip Strength - How to Set a Gripper
Posted On:1/08/2008 5:56pm
Style: Mixed Martial Arts
Nice video, el Macho. I've never been shown how to set a gripper - I've kinda just gone blindly at it.
I have a trainer and a number 1. I can close the trainer with relative confidence. The number 1 gives me trouble. I'm liking it, but I fall a little short of closing it satisfactorily. I'm pretty much even on left and right - no significant difference in overall grip strength.
I may be a complete ***** for admitting this, but the gripper shreds my hands. Does anyone else get that? The trainer is not so bad, but after a few reps on the #1, I feel like my palm and fingers are being ravaged by sandpaper. Judging from the video, I'm starting with my hand far to wide, so I can't wait to try it out when I get home.
I figure that conditioning will come with time, and I'll develop calluses or something. I'm also hoping that following the approach laid out in the video above may reduce the discomfort while closing the grippers.
Last edited by Deadmeat; 1/08/2008 5:58pm at .
Posted On:1/08/2008 6:05pm
The discomfort will be less noticeable with time. Also, don't treat the CoC as a regular gripper where you can blast your way through reps. With a CoC, get one rep, reposition your hand and go for the next. This makes sure you get a good crush with each set and may reduce the friction on your hands.
You should also use chalk when using these grippers. The shreding and blistering can be caused by the gripper slipping through your hands and slowling rubbing the crap out of it. With chalk, you will minimize slippage with each set.
Posted On:1/08/2008 6:35pm
Closed the #1 with each hand out of the packaging.
Where the hell did I put that thing anyway?
When I purchased it I was about 195#'s and not doing any serious weight training or anything besides bjj.
If you buy a trainer, get at least a #1 too.
Last edited by UpaLumpa; 1/08/2008 7:26pm at .
Posted On:1/08/2008 6:43pm
Good advice. Thanks mate. I'd considered maybe taping up the handles or something, but I'll definitely try chalk instead.
I tend to "hold out" on the CoC. I'll do a rep, and hold it, then resist on the negative. Three sets of fairly low reps (5-7 depending on what I can manage on the day) each hand after warming up on a crappy gripper. I moved up from the trainer to the #1 fairly quickly this way doing it monday-wednesday-friday.
Every few weeks I do forearm rolls instead on the wednesday, using one of these:
I swear to god that thing can make you want to kill yourself.
[slightly off topic] Is there a section where members like yourself review training gear - as per the setup of the dojo review section? or is it less formalized? I had a look around because I'm considering buying some new gear, but didn't see a specific review section for training equipment. I think a review sub-forum within the Physical Training, Diet, and Health Forum would be beneficial.
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