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  1. I just checked out their site. Cool stuff and ill be ordering some and trying them out. Im goin to order a pair of reg. and stiff, each in different colors. I think you might have to build up to the stiff and in the case you get too fatigued during a workout, just switch to reg. and then to just the bar itself.


  2. The various products out there that increase the diameter of the bar work pretty well, but not necessarily for the reasons people initially think. I have used both tyler grips and fat gripz. I found very little difference on pressing exercises. This could be due to my form being fairly dialed in, but I have not ever taken a heavy weight with them, just rep work.

    Where I did find a massive difference is with curls (reverse grip curls get NASTY with these things) and any rowing exercise. Part of it will depend on how you lift. Let me explain...

    If you lift with slow, sustained force production, you won't notice as much of a difference. If you generate a ton of force, i.e. you're explosive, these things will change your world. The reason being is that if you're doing a dumbbell row, and you usually haul on the 'bell intially, you're putting huge force on the db handle and it decelerates to the top of the movement. Try that with a much larger diameter bar handle and your hand will just peel off, which forces you to pull slowly and steadily, which will feel completely different.

    I use them from time to time, I found my body adapted to them in 3-4 weeks I was doing pretty much the same weights (not with reverse grip curls though, those are game changers). Nice training tool to work in from time to time.
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  3. WHAT is a slow sustained force production???? Bottom line the only way to make thick bars work is by applying force with you hands to the bar, that means squeeze. If thats not being done your not working your grip or activating all the muscles in the arms. Make a soft fist, then make a white knuckle fist (squeeze hard). Now put some resistance behind that white knuckle fist. It's not rocket science, it's just the facts
    Grip4orce delivers plan and simple

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Tex44 View Post
    WHAT is a slow sustained force production????

    A form commonly used by body builders to keep a steady tempo, the opposite of compensatory accelleration, where maximum force is applied to the bar regardless of load.

  5. Any one try grapple grip then? http://www.grapplegrip.com/ I used them at the fitness expo and loved them. I will be saving up for them in the upcomming future.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by djbombsquad View Post
    Any one try grapple grip then? http://www.grapplegrip.com/ I used them at the fitness expo and loved them. I will be saving up for them in the upcomming future.
    They look interesting.

  7. A guy at the gym was using the grapplegrips the other day. we got talking and he let me try them. I think he said something about one and a half grips. anyway I dont know what to think as I only used them for a few rep then play around for a few different things. they felt weird but that cause I have never used them before. I wish I could spend more time with them before I say I want them but I dont know the guy. Anyone with a opinion chime in on this I want to know more.

  8. The grapple grip would be way too limited. You can't do any major compound pushing lift with them (e.g. dips, presses) and would be a major pain in the ass to use. I have been using my Fat Gripz for about 4 months and couldn't be happier.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  9. The Grapple Grip and Fat gripz are like apples and oranges. From the education you have posted I would assume you would know this. Let me say that the fat gripz concept is a good one because it allow's you to use conventional exercises with a wider diameter bar. Were the Grapple Grip differs is the angle, I am a grappler, the angle in which I would grab a wrist, ankle arm etc is the same angle as the Grapple Grip provides, plus the Grapple Grip comes in different sizes. I love my Grapple Grip, it changes everything for me, body builders might not like them but as a functional athlete I can say the Grapple Grip helps me on the mat. I would recommend them to anyone, but I would not say only use the Grapple Grip I would say use it all, why limit your self to equipment, the only reason I can see is if you lack the concept in which it promotes

  10. Quote Originally Posted by lov2grapple View Post
    The Grapple Grip and Fat gripz are like apples and oranges. From the education you have posted I would assume you would know this. Let me say that the fat gripz concept is a good one because it allow's you to use conventional exercises with a wider diameter bar. Were the Grapple Grip differs is the angle, I am a grappler, the angle in which I would grab a wrist, ankle arm etc is the same angle as the Grapple Grip provides, plus the Grapple Grip comes in different sizes. I love my Grapple Grip, it changes everything for me, body builders might not like them but as a functional athlete I can say the Grapple Grip helps me on the mat. I would recommend them to anyone, but I would not say only use the Grapple Grip I would say use it all, why limit your self to equipment, the only reason I can see is if you lack the concept in which it promotes
    No, it's not like apples and oranges. The concept is similar, but the Grapple Grip is a bad concept. It is way too limited in its application in the gym. I am also a grappler and professional Mixed Martial Artist. My avatar is of me from one of my fights. Fat Grips can be applied to practically anything in the gym and not just for pulling lifts or on cables.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  11. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    They look interesting.
    yikes...
    80bux?
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