Looking for the best ways to improve my grip. Tennis ball, grippers, other? Thanks in advance.
Pull ups, dead lifts, power putty.
all the above, plus farmers and some v-bar lifts.
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I like farmers as well and also have always seen grip strength improvements as a result of doing heavy barbell and dumbbell rows without straps.
I bought some fat gripz and within few months noticed major changes in grip strength.
i opened a thread with the same question a few months ago. all of the same suggestions have been made. basically the one that helped me the best was to throw my straps out and start pulling with out them weather it be rows, deads, chins, whatever it may be. i was pissed because i couldnt grip 315 for a deadlift and thats what drove me to posting. i was doing rack pulls a few weeks ago without straps at 425 for 5 reps.
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I noticed a difference doing shrugs with a plate in each hand. I dunno if its proper form or not but it helped my neck and grip.
Also I us a fat bar for everything.
When you guys say straps, do you mean wrist straps?
Your power from your hands start in your forearms, so any strain will work them. Ie gravitational pull from the above listed (strength and endurance) I also like wrist curls (reverse and standard) to improve finger and forearm strength (grip)
Cool stay away from the straps. If your doing heavy dead's or shrugs and your grip fails. Go to a mixed grip then. I.e over under grip.
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When I work forearms and wrists I do not use my wraps. I use less weight and a lot more reps to gradually get the strength up, this will increase endurance too. Start at a weight you can kill 20/25 reps x3. Go up in weight whenever it gets easy to get to the third set of 25. You will have less stress on the injured areas, but you will be able to strengthen it at the same time. it takes longer, but has been very effective IMO.
I also throw a towel over my chinup bar and do narrow pullups using the ends of the towel as handles.
Lol get a job doing construction. My grip strength went way up.
Ive improved in grip strength doing barbell shoulder shrugs.
I know this is more pinching strength but plate pinching has also helped me out.