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Old 08-21-2009, 10:01 AM   #31
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Regarding bear crawls, here's a possible variant: remember "wheelbarrow" races where someone holds your feet and you "run" along the ground on your hands? You can get a partner and take turns being the wheelbarrow for some specified distance or time.

Another grip exercise for those in a gym without a fat bar: load up one end of an oly bar and grab it by the thick end (between the plates and the end of the bar). Hold for time with the other end on the ground or in a rack, then switch hands. Pretty simple, but effective.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:16 PM   #32
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Got the fat grips. Damn! My 60lb db is tougher now but the 85lb'er... these are good. Hopefully a real test with them tomorro.w
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:32 AM   #33
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John I tried Farmers Walks with 85 LB DB's and the gripz. No can do. I can pick them up and hold them but no way I can make 50 M's right now. I used 65 Lb'ers and made 50 M's set them down took 3 breathes and picked them back up for the return trip. That was plenty good today. I will work up from there.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #34
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Brickie Labor for a Contract
That or Stone Mason work
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:58 AM   #35
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John I tried Farmers Walks with 85 LB DB's and the gripz. No can do. I can pick them up and hold them but no way I can make 50 M's right now. I used 65 Lb'ers and made 50 M's set them down took 3 breathes and picked them back up for the return trip. That was plenty good today. I will work up from there.
Same here. I haven't tried to take the 85s anywhere in with these on b/c I am in an apt and a drop would be bad. Just lifting them with the "gripz" is solid work.
Threw the gripz on some dumbells at the end of a squat/RDL/pushpress workout this week. 3 sets of 8 hammer curls and was aching by the end - with 20lb dbs. Practice/development needed here....
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:56 AM   #36
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Whats the verdict on the Gripz?!!
I tried making a pair with some foam tubing, im sure itll break mid lift though..
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:28 AM   #37
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So far thumbs up from me. I use them for mostly curl and press and farmers walks and they are holding up good. They certainly smoke your forearms.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:13 PM   #38
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Not really do-able in the gym, but if you have access to a climbing wall (especially a bouldering wall) get on that and you'll have friend forearms within 30 minutes to where you can barely untie your shoe laces. The bouldering wall is a low wall, no ropes or harness needed, and it's pretty much grip-only climbing. You move across, not up, and as you get better you move to inclines and inverts. Crazy sh!t.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:08 PM   #39
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Derek,

What are your thoughts on the Fat Gripz now that you've had them for almost 6 months? Worth $39.00?
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:14 PM   #40
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Yep, I would spend it again. I still use them. I will use them on curlz, rack pulls farmers walks basically anything. I haven't pressed with them yet but all pulls. They are holding up just fine.
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