Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Powerlifting, Strongman & Grip Training

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
Grissim Connery
Senior Member
 
Grissim Connery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 624
Default What's your #1 Grip Exercise?

If you had to pick one grip exercise, what would it be? The idea being that it has the most carryover to every other grip challenge.

side question: how do common feats of grip strength carryover to hand balancing?
Grissim Connery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 11:17 AM   #2
Dave Van Skike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grissim Connery View Post
If you had to pick one grip exercise, what would it be? The idea being that it has the most carryover to every other grip challenge.

side question: how do common feats of grip strength carryover to hand balancing?
grip is weird. I can fat bar dead well but my axle clean suckz...I'd probably say heavy farmers walk is about one of the best things you can do.

honestly, axle rows have carried over to a lot of things for me...although Chinese Democracy wasn't worth the wait.
__________________
Practical Strength
Dave Van Skike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 01:09 PM   #3
Grissim Connery
Senior Member
 
Grissim Connery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 624
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Van Skike View Post
honestly, axle rows have carried over to a lot of things for me...although Chinese Democracy wasn't worth the wait.
i've found that vince neils inspire most of my athletic endeavors
Grissim Connery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 08:38 AM   #4
Derek Simonds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Deland, FL
Posts: 4,231
Default

Axle rows, now that is funny...

Thinking about one grip exercise since I don't have a fat bar I guess it would have to be have towel P/U's. I just really don't know which grip exercise has the most carry over. I love pinch grip training and rolling thunder DL's. Rolling thunder DL's smoke my entire forearm and grip so I am guessing that is similar to the axle lifts.
__________________
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

http://westvolusiawellness.com/
Derek Simonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #5
Adolfo Riveron
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 71
Default

max reps sets of kipping pullups smoke my forearms and leave me gasping for air
Adolfo Riveron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
Dave Van Skike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PNW
Posts: 1,738
Default

I like Derek's idea. rolling thunder is really taxing without much using much weight at all...probably a good economy of effort. a bunch of rest pause singles at 135-150 would probably give good carryover to a lot of fat bar lifts.
__________________
Practical Strength
Dave Van Skike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 07:34 AM   #7
George Mounce
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 945
Default

One thing I liked to do as well at the gym was put together multiple plates and hold them out in front of me or to the sides like the cheese block holds at the strongman events or the two towers. Pretty much anything that requires a strong link in the kinetic chain with the hands being the linking portion is going to work grip. Heck do a deadlift then hold it isometrically in the up position as long as possible, your forearms are going to be absolutely toast if you do that for sets.

Thinking more about this I often like to hold KBs out to the side for sets.
George Mounce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 07:40 AM   #8
Paul McKirdy
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 88
Default

Involves unique equipment, but walking with the rickshaw is great for grip. Especially using the largest grip which is 2-3/8".

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=114&pid=1354
Paul McKirdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 10:43 AM   #9
Grissim Connery
Senior Member
 
Grissim Connery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 624
Default

The more i am experimenting, the more i am finding that my weak link is my wrists. i've started bending and doing slow sledge hammer descents (where you hold your arm out straight in front and then lower the hammer to touch your face). i guess i'll try a wrist roller.

i'm normally against such specific work, but it seems necessary now. i've been doing ballet drills to get my feet stronger now as well hah.
Grissim Connery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 12:37 PM   #10
Paul McKirdy
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 88
Default

Hammers are probably the number two slot here.

I do twists though not the upright to nose thing.

1) Arm stretched out to side in half an iron cross other hand on hip or whatever. Hammer starts perpendicular to the deck. Roll forward to parallel with deck pointing forward, then roll back to parallel with the deck pointing rearward. Very slow light high reps at first. Warm up with some type of curl, full twist standing dumbbell curls are best warmup for me.

2) Arm at side bent 90 degrees pointing forward other arm on hip or whatever. Hammer starts perpendicular to the deck, roll outward to parallel to deck pointing outward, then roll inward to parallel to deck pointing inward. Same cautions.

These built up my wrists as well. Feel a lot stronger on the bench and press wrist\grip wise since starting them.

---
Paul McKirdy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator