Fat Gripz feedback
- 03-13-2010, 06:13 PM
- 03-13-2010, 07:00 PM
They are really worth the money, and I don't often say that because I'm cheap as hell. They work really good for all kinds of pressing and they will absolutely blow you up when you do any back work with them. The only thing that kind of pissed me off with them so far is they do not fit most of the newer rubber dumbbells that gyms have.
03-13-2010, 07:01 PM
03-14-2010, 12:40 AM
03-14-2010, 05:39 AM
Then just last week i was trying to find a way to bench without pain in my my elbows from pulling the bar apart ya know to control the downward movement? lightened my pressing didnt work.. floor press didnt work.. then i remember dave tate saying Fat bar reduces stress n shoulders and joints soo i decided to do fat bar floor press for my ME movement...
Now remember this i bench for Strength not for Bodybuilding but DAMN my pecs were as pumped as when i use to do millions of bench sets with elbows flared and flat back when i first discovered nitric oxide lol... not even kidding they pumped my pecs up and reduced stress significantly.
and PS i DB Row 120 x 5 with fat gripz i struggled on 70s
03-14-2010, 06:23 PM
I am tempted to get a pair but I am a cheap ass and tempted to just go to home depot and get some rubber insulation for pvc and do the same thing for like $5 lol
03-14-2010, 06:33 PM
03-14-2010, 06:44 PM
03-14-2010, 08:21 PM
03-15-2010, 06:54 PM
and ps they pump ur biceps up pretty quick which is an added bonus if u wanna do curls after a tough PL workout..
03-16-2010, 11:36 AM
a guy at my gym trains for strongman comps, he uses them because he said the strong men comps often use different grip sizes, he likes them for bench a lot because he says his doesn't hurt his shoulders at all like he used to deal with, he also uses them for shoulder presses, he's asked if i wanted to use them, but i have no experience with them at all
03-16-2010, 12:58 PM
03-16-2010, 02:00 PM
he tends to believe that the wider grip put your shoulders in a better position while bench pressing....i found it kind of interesting that he said that, it could make sense
03-16-2010, 02:10 PM
I did ME floor press, Rep work with fat bar floor press, shoulder press, rotator cuffs and rear delts. and im not sore today.. if i did regular barbell i would real sore today in the front delts idk the scienve behind it but it works
03-16-2010, 02:14 PM
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03-17-2010, 01:06 AM
03-17-2010, 02:48 AM
03-17-2010, 10:46 AM
03-17-2010, 03:15 PM
03-17-2010, 03:40 PM
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03-17-2010, 03:48 PM
I'm buying some of these, I keep forgetting
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03-17-2010, 07:54 PM
makes sense im getting them for standard deads and regular squats. so wrestling or chucks are the best option all around then?
i was looking at these
would they be good for regular squats or should i just go with chucks or wrestling shoes
03-18-2010, 09:40 AM
I personally hate chucks because I was constantly pushing my feet over the side of the souls and they were always either tied way to tight or way to lose. Wrestling shoes worked great but the pair I tried were not a perfect fit so I could never wear them for more than maybe 20 minutes without my toes going numb. Work boots by far felt the most stable and supportive to me, and I was able to hit depth in them fairly easy. Finally barefoot is what I usually use for my box squatting now, but I have the luxury of squatting in a basement gym and not at a public place. Long story short, its going to be trial and error to find the perfect shoes but they can make a big difference.
03-18-2010, 10:42 AM
03-18-2010, 01:11 PM
Bottom line, I don't think you need PL shoes at all if you're just bodybuilding. The wood sole is meant for generating high, single moment of power, which is only meant for Snatch and C&J's.
As far as PL shoes and Dead lifts; traditionally, you want a flat heel. I think the PL shoes help with the very start of the lift, because you start so low and again, the butt & hips tend to drop downward. It takes some intentional focus to force the butt & hips in that tight back position when you're repping Deads, especially when you're going heavy and most of your faculties are focused on the weight itself; the PL shoes just help to make sure the butt & hips are back. However, I think and mostly agree, that as a general rule, you want flat bottoms for deads and PL shoes have a significant raised heel.
For bodybuilding purposes, if you have the funds and just want to try something new, I think the PL shoes are cool. That's sort of the situation I was in when I bought them. Of course I actually do perform O-Lifts, but if you're looking for something to just aid with a back squat and deads, something with a flat sole is fine. Truth be told I've never had improved numbers from any type of footwear, only improved comfort and a greater sense of ease & efficacy, but not improved numbers.
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