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Old 02-02-2010, 07:18 PM   #41
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What are your thoughts on the Fat Gripz now that you've had them for almost 6 months? Worth $39.00?
I leave one on my 60lb db all the time. Clean and press, rows mostly.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:03 AM   #42
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Default Homemade fat bars for grip

it might not be perfect, but it works well for me, and its really cheap for a pair of thick revolving DB handles. I got a threaded 3/4" pipe about 18" long or so, another pipe about 5-6 inches long that is 2 inches thick. I put the shorter, fatter pipe on top of the skinnier one, a bunch of standard plates on the remaining 6" either side of the shorter pipe and screw on an end cap to keep the plates secured. It works great as a revolving thick handle db.

Here is another video, I use this barbell with well over 300 lbs and it works fine, if you are lifting significantly more than that, invest in a good thick bar if you want one.

http://www.youtube.com/user/mwich40?...10/spiS9oAQw8w
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:39 PM   #43
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Find a well-conditioned 220 pounder and put him in a gi. Then fight with him for five minutes. Repeat several times that day over a few months.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:38 AM   #44
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I don't usually train often enough to justify spending time on my grip, but occasionally rope pullups or pullups with Metolious rock rings. I've been doing rope/towel pullups for a few years with a bw that was nudging 110kgs at one point, since lost a bit, but as a result my grip seems to work ok until my final max rep(s) on pulls or max deadlift
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:07 AM   #45
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I agree with Derek. I've had my set (Fat Gripz) for eight months. They do hold up really well and are certainly worth the price.
I just found this site. I've been too busy to think about posting anything, but I couldn't let this go by without putting in my two cents.

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:59 AM   #46
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Yeah crap I need to use these more. I never stick with grip work regularly for long enough...
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:51 PM   #47
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I ran a chain thru a 1.5 inch metal pipe and then put 2,2 inch by 6 inches long pvc pipes over the metal bar and then hung it from My rafters for pull ups. it works like rolling thunder pull ups, only cheaper.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:16 PM   #48
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I had a chance to do some pullups and holds using a training board today. My forearms were on fire. Not exactly a grip specific tool, but it would definitely increase your grip strength.

On a similar note, one of my favorite grip exercises is I have a set of climbing holds mounted across a rafter. Doing pullups with a pinch grip or even just hanging with a pinch grip really tests your grip. After your first set, the rest are very short.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:29 PM   #49
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10 years of bouldering.

Only problems are the occasional tendon injury and having forearms so big your upper arms look more scrawney than they already are (think popeye).
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