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Old 11-01-2010, 04:35 AM   #11
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These also work really well for zerchers. Perhaps I'm lacking some testosterone but I don't particularly enjoy holding a loaded barbell in the crook of my elbows.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:54 AM   #12
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These also work really well for zerchers. Perhaps I'm lacking some testosterone but I don't particularly enjoy holding a loaded barbell in the crook of my elbows.
Agreed! I stopped doing zercher squats because I got tired of people asking about the marks on my arms.
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:52 PM   #13
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Agreed! I stopped doing zercher squats because I got tired of people asking about the marks on my arms.
i can think of 7 different reasons not to do them. this is not one. chalk em up.

zerchers with a fat bar are actually harder as the load increases. the bar that stays planted at 315 suddenly wants to squirt out at 405.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:18 PM   #14
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These also work really well for zerchers. Perhaps I'm lacking some testosterone but I don't particularly enjoy holding a loaded barbell in the crook of my elbows.
I think this is one of the reasons I've yet to bother with zerchers. Not until my squat is over 400 at least.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #15
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You can also use the Fat Gripz to roll on as you would on a foam roller or lacrosse ball. Delightful in an excruciating way.

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Old 11-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #16
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i can think of 7 different reasons not to do them. this is not one. chalk em up.

zerchers with a fat bar are actually harder as the load increases. the bar that stays planted at 315 suddenly wants to squirt out at 405.
Well, I'm sure I could find some way to them without screwing my arms up, but I've stopped for now for the same reason why I stopped butterfly kip pullups. It just tears my hands apart, and then it interferes with my training till they heal.

I only had to do it a few times before I realized that tearing my skin wasn't making better at anything, and I was losing quality training time to waiting for my skin to grow back.

I should probably wear my rehbands on my elbows or something since I can't wear them on my knees anymore.... Who would've guessed squatting makes your legs grow?
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:15 AM   #17
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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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Old 11-05-2010, 09:26 AM   #18
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zerchers with a fat bar are actually harder as the load increases.
isn't this just a generally true statment for all weighted exercises?
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:39 AM   #19
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isn't this just a generally true statment for all weighted exercises?
it's surprisingly non-linear. the technique needs to change quite a lot to make it work with a fat bar.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #20
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Default Zerchers + Fat Gripz

I hear you on the difficulty increasing as if exponentially with fat gripz.
I am going back to not using them on the Zercher. I use them extensively for pullups and light deadlift days.
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