Fat Gripz feedback
- 03-18-2010, 04:04 PM
- 03-18-2010, 10:21 PM
03-18-2010, 10:25 PM
I'm looking into getting these to ease the pain of my forearm insertion into my ulna when I bench.
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03-18-2010, 11:00 PM
I don't follow ws training but am familiar with it. So your using the fat bar and dropping weight to help your weak grip, to increase you regular bench is what your saying aye? Sounds reasonable..although personally I would just add in an exercise that would deal with it directly. I follow my own path though.
I also know about grip strength with bench and other exercises, although I have been blessed with very strong hands and forearms which are exercised daily at my job as well as with the exercises I already do..I also play with grips throughout the week. I have never in my life had a use for straps as I have never had my grip fail on me, even once. I would however be interested if it is increasing the regular bench press by taking some pressure off the anterior deltoid, which is often over trained without one even knowing about it. Please let me know when you have tested bp out next!
03-18-2010, 11:09 PM
I just ordered a pair and looking to do a lot more deads and bench pressing with them once they come in.
03-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Just received my pair today. They arrived about an hour after I finished lifting, so I'll post up some feedback here in a few days.
03-19-2010, 03:18 AM
03-21-2010, 02:30 AM
I used mine for my first workout (back day) I usually deadlift 225 for a warmup of 10... and 365-405 depending on the rep range..
with the fat gripz on the bar I could only do 225 around 8-10 times completely wrecked my forarms. I can't even imagine how crazy these things are goin to be for the arm workout. I also used them for shrugs and a few different rowing movements. Its sunday now and my forarms are still KILLING me... but I did have to drop down in weight but Im sure once my forarms build up that my weight will go back up and then i cant even imagine what im goin to do to the damn gym when i take them things off. basically get them... they seem great for grip/arm strength and are excellent for thick bar training (which i plan on doing from now on or doing them for like 3-4 week cycle then switch back to a normal bar)
Bench - 355
Squat - 405
Deadlift - 600
03-21-2010, 02:08 PM
03-21-2010, 03:12 PM
My initial impression is: holy **** these make DB rows difficult. I was only able to do my two light sets with the fat gripz before I had to take them off to do more weight. It's like you're holding the bar with your finger tips. DB presses were tough too. I've got a feeling it will take a few sessions to get used to these.
03-21-2010, 07:00 PM
03-21-2010, 10:48 PM
Id like to get a pair of these. Wouldnt mind stronger forearms and grip. Being able to get a good workout with less weight/pain would be nice too.
04-05-2010, 12:59 PM
Just started using these for about 3-4 workouts now. I've used them for bench (incline, flat, flyes, and close grip), military (DB and BB), curls (DB, BB, Cable), cable rows and lat pull-downs. So far I'm loving them, I feel I've been held back on deadlifts from a weak grip. We'll see how these help.
I've had generally the same impression as others post, good arm/forearm pump, lowered weight on lifts, but definitely a differernt/better feeling. I'll be doing deads tomorrow, so we'll see how it goes with the gripz on.
As a side benefit, I do think they help improve my focus on correct form (along with reducing the weight).
Good stuff, worth the money!
04-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Hmm I want to buy these but seems like they are overpriced to me lol...40 bucks for some rubber...cool idea tho wish I would have thought of it
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04-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Stop thinking about it and just buy it and thank me later
04-05-2010, 10:59 PM
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04-06-2010, 09:06 AM
04-06-2010, 12:22 PM
04-07-2010, 09:20 AM
Tried the FG's on deadlifts today, could only pull 225 x 5. Went to straps and pulled 455 x 1.
I also tried them on one arm DB rows, 70 x 8 (losing grip), then went to straps for 130 x 8.
So, moral of the story to me is I'll start heavy with straps and finish up with the FG's on higher reps / lower weight. My grip is so tired now...
04-08-2010, 02:57 PM
I have a pair and I love them. I use them almost every day except legs obviously. Training with these grips helped me hit a 500lb raw dead lift at 198 lb.
04-10-2010, 10:44 AM
I bought a pair of "Fat Gripz" this week. I'll update once I get to using them. The majority of feedback I've come across has been impressive.
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
04-10-2010, 08:54 PM
I got mine on Tues. Used them on Wed for dumbell rows and dumbell curls. Had to lower the weight but really felt my forearms during both exercises. Still feeling my forearms a little today.
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