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    any one use gripads?


    Just seeing if any one used these. Not a fan if gloves but these seem pretty cool. Reading some mixed reviews though.

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    There is a guy at my gym that uses them. He seems to get by just fine with them. I have not used them though. I also do not like gloves either. I'll use straps occasionally though.

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    Just looks like a gimmick to me. You are better off hardening your hands up, unless you like soft, girly mitts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte
    Just looks like a gimmick to me. You are better off hardening your hands up, unless you like soft, girly mitts.
    Got your pm btw. Will get back to you a little later.

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    grippads really dont do anything, just sand you callus if it starts to hurt
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    One of the main writers from muscle and fitness did a video on straps. And he said there was a study of trained athletes , one group used straps on back day the other didn't. The study showed that the group using straps consistently did at least one extra Rep every set. So that equals more growth. And when I train back I really don't care bout my forearms. Plus now that I'm added in grip strengthening specific exercises it gets tough at times. So I'm just looking for something. And I can't use chalk .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugry4more
    One of the main writers from muscle and fitness did a video on straps. And he said there was a study of trained athletes , one group used straps on back day the other didn't. The study showed that the group using straps consistently did at least one extra Rep every set. So that equals more growth. And when I train back I really don't care bout my forearms. Plus now that I'm added in grip strengthening specific exercises it gets tough at times. So I'm just looking for something. And I can't use chalk .
    Why don't you just go with straps then?

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    Honestly they seem like a hassle. And I kinda feel like unless ur pulling some heavy ass weight u shouldn't use um. I feel like I have to earn them by lifting sum heavy ass weights! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugry4more
    Honestly they seem like a hassle. And I kinda feel like unless ur pulling some heavy ass weight u shouldn't use um. I feel like I have to earn by lifting sum graveyard ass weights! Lol
    You will get used to them. Also, you don't need to use them all the time.

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    That just looks fuggin silly.
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    I got a pair free and I've been using them. I was sceptical at first... But the damn thing is amazing... Really helps with my presses... Certainly helps push more weights...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkspillai
    I got a pair free and I've been using them. I was sceptical at first... But the damn thing is amazing... Really helps with my presses... Certainly helps push more weights...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkspillai
    I got a pair free and I've been using them. I was sceptical at first... But the damn thing is amazing... Really helps with my presses... Certainly helps push more weights...
    How did u get a set free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugry4more

    How did u get a set free?
    Made an order from bodybuilding.com and it was a free gift.... Best free thing I ever got...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugry4more

    How did u get a set free?
    They r good for presses and lifts.... Not so much when u use cables...

    I used to struggle with presses specially when bars are narrow... Used to hurt my palm... These really helped... I hate using gloves.. This just feels different... My presses went up at least 10kg with these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkspillai

    They r good for presses and lifts.... Not so much when u use cables...

    I used to struggle with presses specially when bars are narrow... Used to hurt my palm... These really helped... I hate using gloves.. This just feels different... My presses went up at least 10kg with these...
    Nice so how'd u get them free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugry4more

    Nice so how'd u get them free?
    Like I mentioned before... Made an order from bodybuilding.com and got em as a free gift..
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    Dang that's awesome
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    I'd be skeptical on someone telling me they gained 20lbs from cushions.
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    No one has to take my word for it.. Merely stating my experience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaOrleanyte
    I'd be skeptical on someone telling me they gained 20lbs from cushions.
    True but at 10 bucks I think ill give um a go. The main complaint I see online is that they don't last and it looks like there addressing that buy make the elites which have better materials.
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    I also got them for free from BB.com, and i only use them on my arm days.

    I have been using them for the past 6 weeks on my arm days only , and i have felt a difference in two areas.

    firstly, It works your grip, My grip has never been my strongest point, and i find that by using the grip pads it has built my grip strength quite a bit.

    secondly, It also seems to give my forearms a killer burn during my arm workout,

    Thus i find them quite useful but only for my arm days.
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