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Old 10-29-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Anyone use these? I just ordered a pair for 29$. I'm curious as to what they have done for people. Im gonna use them for my assistance work since I have small hands and grip strength is a weak point for me on deads.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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Anyone use these? I just ordered a pair for 29$. I'm curious as to what they have done for people. Im gonna use them for my assistance work since I have small hands and grip strength is a weak point for me on deads.
i use them on occasion. they are useful. don't overdo it and ease into them over time. a bit too easy to overwhelm or overwork those poor little extensors that get taxed in a fat grip.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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yeah, I have some, but I should prob use them more. They came up in this thread
http://www.performancemenu.com/forum...ead.php?t=4450
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
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wow right underneath a post i made in there too, that was a total fail
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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I like them a lot. I don't use them enough. Dave is right they can be powerful medicine. If you use them you really need to do extensor work even if it is just with rubber bands. I have so much grip stuff that I rarely use it depresses me. Grip can turn into an entire workout easily. I like to do db rowz and db press with FG. Farmers walks are much more challenging and I struggle to hold 80 LB DB's for very long.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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where did you find them for $29?
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #7
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where did you find them for $29?
the main distributor. http://www.fatgripz.com/
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:25 AM   #8
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I like them a lot. I don't use them enough. I have so much grip stuff that I rarely use it depresses me. Grip can turn into an entire workout easily.
For a lot of this sort of thing (stuff we don't do enough, stuff that we should do, stuff that isn't necessarily as up-front important as SQ, DL, etc.): I love to combine different things. For example, I never do enough rowing (I talk myself into pull up, chin ups, neutral chins). But, I can knock out some combination of rowing with either balance or grip work by doing (1) Maxercist rows (stand on right leg only, semi-RDL hip position, row with left arm) -or- (2) rows with grip challenge. Bang. You could do all three (row, one leg, grip challenge) ... but, while it (might be) *fun*, it might also be circus.

Anyway, just some thoughts on getting it in, without forcing another workout.

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I just got some Lynx Grips for ~$10 from GNC with their online 10% + free shipping coupon...I've heard that doubling, tripling, even quadding these up is a good fat grip approach. Since I only bought one pair, most I can do is double them.
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I used these for some deadlifts yesterday, double overhand grip. Light, as I am coming back from injury, but I feel it in my forearms today. Has anyone bothered to measure the diameter of these things when they're on a bar?
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