Since you do power lifting and strongman items, do you do much grip training?<br><br>I really starting concentrating on my grip and I can really tell a difference with my heavy lifts.<br><br>I mostly use grippers and a grip machine but I have also made some homemade stuff that works out well.<br><br>Grippers, dexterity balls, etc:<br><br><br><br>Grip machine:<br><br><br><br>Homemade Heavy handle, Rolling Thunder, and levers:<br><br><br><br><br><br>Oh, by the way, I really like using my trap bar for deadlifts.<br><br><br><br> Some photos of my basement gym<br><br>_______<br>For unique Raku pottery, visit Mole Hill Studios at: http://www.molehillstudios.com
Absolutely.<br>I've got the 100, 145, 195, and 280 lb Captain's of Crush Grippers.<br>I can easily close the 195 lb.<br>I can not come close to closing the 280 lb.<br>I use the 100 pounder to strengthen my two smallest fingers.<br>I use the 145 pounder to strengthen my two larger fingers.<br>I also use the 145 pounder to explode my closing speed.<br>When I deadlift I wrap my hands around the bar in the same direction to put more pressure on my grip. And of course I use no straps.<br>Oh yes, I can also wrist curl 200 pounds.<br><br>By the way, as always, very nice equipment.<br>I love your Grip Machine. I've always wanted one but I never wanted to pay the money.<br>I did make my own but I don't use it much.<br><br><br><br>
I have not been able to close the #3 yet either. I found the Heavy Grips 250 helps and I also filed off a CC #2 to train.<br><br>One side benefit I found is that my arthritis in my hand and golfer's elbow has greatly improved.<br><br>I was thinking about making a Telegraph Key to help with pinching...have you used one?<br><br>_______<br>For unique Raku pottery, visit Mole Hill Studios at: http://www.molehillstudios.com
I did not want to spend the cash either for one.<br><br>I was thinking of making one. This one looks pretty easy to build:<br><br><br><br><br>Do you do any thick bar work? I have 2" dumbbells I like and was thinking about a 2" barbell.<br><br>_______<br>For unique Raku pottery, visit Mole Hill Studios at: http://www.molehillstudios.com
Do you do any thick bar work?<br><br>No, I don't. <br>The big boys use them and swear by them.<br>Obviously a thick bar is going to make your grip even stronger.<br><br>Bill Kazmaier is the strongman I most admire.<br>He is the only American to ever win the World's Strongman Contest three times.<br>The reason I mention him is he is the only man (at least the last I heard) to ever lift and clean the Thomas Inch Dumbell. <br>I believe his forearms are something like 17 1/2 inches. <br>Just think what kind of grip Mr. Kazmaier has.<br><br>Anyway, I am just going to use what I already have.<br>The only piece of equipment that I may still buy is the trap bar.<br><br><br>
Here are my homemade thick dumbbells from a set of dumbbells I did not use:<br><br><br><br>I do not care for the longer handles but I do use them for Zottman curls.<br><br>I really like my Grip Machine...it really seems to hit the forearms.<br><br>Are you training for your #3 certification? I know the credit card set is tough.<br><br><br>_______<br>For unique Raku pottery, visit Mole Hill Studios at: http://www.molehillstudios.com
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I hate these threads. I am so weak.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Hahahahaha. Right. I lift my weight everyday and that's good enough for me.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson
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