A pump/weakness grip strength problem mid-workout

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    A pump/weakness grip strength problem mid-workout


    I have been at this game for a good 7 years now (3 good years) and I've always had a problem with my grip weakness and it kills my workouts sometimes. I do my deadlifts/barbell rows and I have been doing them religiously for about 3 good years and yet no matter how big and strong my forearms and grip feel in the beginning, they wane very quickly on certain days. When I start off with BB-Rows and deads (alternating heavy/medium week to week) by the time I get to pull-ups I am almost no longer capable of holding myself up for pullups and am usually forced to the lat-pulldowns where I struggle to hold onto the bar. By the time I'm at biceps I don't even pick up the heavier weights I am capable of, because even with chalk/straps/etc I am completely unable to hold them. This has been happening to me for a long time and yet it never improves. It's more of an endurance issue I guess? If my grip is good enough to pull 4's in the beginning (don't usually go that high) and then all of a sudden it's too weak to pick up a 50-70 lb dumbbell, then I feel something is wrong...

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    Does your gym have one of those short (12" to 18") bars that you can hang weights from? Those have done WONDERS for my forearms and grip along with reverse grip EZ bar curls.
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    Is it fatigue, or do you feel just...weak? I have issues with my ulnar nerve getting pinched when my arms are pumped, basically cutting the signal off to my hands.
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    I get that too Dsade. Not only does it suck but it can ****ing hurt.
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    Nothing worse than having your grip give out when you are mast...err, lifting.
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    I know I put a lot of effort in my masterlifting too. One slip and it could be a trip to the emergency room.
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    I also have lots of problems with my ulnar nerve to the point that it limits what exercises I can do. Tried every remedy short of relocating the nerve, which is the only thing that is gonna fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loadre
    I also have lots of problems with my ulnar nerve to the point that it limits what exercises I can do. Tried every remedy short of relocating the nerve, which is the only thing that is gonna fix it.
    You got some nerve!!
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    Did that come from your "ghey" folder?
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    Yeah but it was renamed the Dsade file a while back due to the same things being put in both
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    Sort of like the gerbil, you, and Brian? The same thing being put in both?
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    Hamster mother****er HAMSTER! Gerbils are for pussies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    Hamster mother****er HAMSTER! Gerbils are for pussies!
    Gerbils in the front, let me hear you grunt....hamsters in the rear, squeal when you're near!!!!
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    You ALWAYS do this...you ALWAYS take a serious topic and turn it into your private Hustler Forum of PERVERSIONS!!!! I hate you , you bastard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade
    Is it fatigue, or do you feel just...weak? I have issues with my ulnar nerve getting pinched when my arms are pumped, basically cutting the signal off to my hands.
    yeah I get that, too...
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