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    Grip strength training

    Anyone has any proven programs for grip strength training?

    Preferably personal experience and beyond standard stuff like CoC drops and negatives.

    Also, any advice regarding equipment/methods: best gripper, dynamic vs static, reps vs holds etc.
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    No real personal experience but I read up on this stuff awhile ago. Do you have specific goals? There are several different types of grip strength: crush grip, pinch grip, static holds, bending/tearing, extension, etc.

    If you're willing to join another forum to get better at this, consider: https://www.gripboard.com/index.php?/forum/1-gripboard/
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    Originally Posted by Heisman2 View Post
    Do you have specific goals?
    Something measurable, e.g. connecting CoC 3
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    Ok, but do you want to train all different types of grip strength (ie, the things I measured above), or just crush grip for gripper purposes?

    I'd look around on that forum and you can probably find some generic routines there.
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    The little I have to share..

    You get very weird looks and people get really uncomfortable if you are on a long subway journey etc and try to make use of time doing Captains of Crush workout (not abbreviating that, as that's a troll magnet). Best avoid that.

    Captains of Crush upside down (spring towards little finger and static holds of that) is good for variety and better for crossover other grip skill

    As I mentioned in another recent post, fatgripz (actually I had cheap Chinese copy) on a deadlift bar is an amazing grip challenge/workout. I got grip for dumbbell use but this means there's a big gap where they don't close up correctly on bar (it's a bit of a problem) so definitely get some larger diameter ones designed for going on a barbell. FatGripz make one for this, checkout Rogue website. Think the CrossFit community have recently discovered or think they invented this, so large diameter ones should now be easy to get hold of

    Originally Posted by Heisman2 View Post
    No real personal experience but I read up on this stuff awhile ago. Do you have specific goals? There are several different types of grip strength: crush grip, pinch grip, static holds, bending/tearing, extension, etc.

    If you're willing to join another forum to get better at this, consider: https://www.gripboard.com/index.php?/forum/1-gripboard/
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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post
    The little I have to share..

    You get very weird looks and people get really uncomfortable if you are on a long subway journey etc and try to make use of time doing Captains of Crush workout (not abbreviating that, as that's a troll magnet). Best avoid that.

    Captains of Crush upside down (spring towards little finger and static holds of that) is good for variety and better for crossover other grip skill

    As I mentioned in another recent post, fatgripz (actually I had cheap Chinese copy) on a deadlift bar is an amazing grip challenge/workout. I got grip for dumbbell use but this means there's a big gap where they don't close up correctly on bar (it's a bit of a problem) so definitely get some larger diameter ones designed for going on a barbell. FatGripz make one for this, checkout Rogue website. Think the CrossFit community have recently discovered or think they invented this, so large diameter ones should now be easy to get hold of


    Take heisman's advice!
    In my opinion, most people are already limited in their deadlift by their grip strength. So using a fat grip for deadlift probably is not training anything other than grip. Deadlifting with an axle bar is different beast though because the axle is not flexible and it trains the lift at the start. I personally prefer fat grip with loaded carries and chin ups. If you are not doing loaded carries you should.
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