Grip Strength and Deadlifts
- 09-06-2012, 10:22 AM
Grip Strength and Deadlifts
My deadlift is capped by lack of hand strength. I have been contemplating hooks or straps but am reluctant because I feel that will not help me get stronger hands/grip.
I was considering different grip strength products such as tyler grips, grip4orce and fat grips, (leaning towards grip4orce).
Anyone mind sharing some thoughts on grip strength in general, using aids for deadlifts (specifically hooks/straps), and/or the grip products?
I have tried the hook grip, I find it very uncomfortable, but will keep trying it.
Thanks in advance.
- 09-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Chalk.M.Ed. Ex Phys
- 09-06-2012, 10:35 AM
09-06-2012, 11:16 AM
Fat Gripz help with not only grip strength, but also alleviate tendinitis in the elbows.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
09-06-2012, 12:27 PM
You ever do plate pinches? When i played baseball in college we did them religiously along with wrist rollers and what have you. It helped me tremendously with grip. I always used t have to strap up for any dead over 375. I started doing little things like the pinches and pulled my pr 435x3 with no straps/chalk. It may all be mental but i cant argue with the result.
09-06-2012, 12:56 PM
Kroc rows, lots of them...
09-06-2012, 01:35 PM
What is the science behind it? Im assuming it has to do with the changes in forearm recruitment/changes in length and motion of the connective tissues. I have my own anecdotal observation but I never knew the full reasonings behind it, if you do id be interested in the mechanisms. I have tendinitis coupled with a radial nerve entrapment in my right elbow and the fat grips always help when it flares up.Originally Posted by Rodja
09-06-2012, 03:35 PM
09-06-2012, 04:01 PM
Barbell rows, dumbbell rows, RDL, farmer's walk, basically pick up some heavy stuff and hang on. Also chalk.
09-07-2012, 11:19 AM
I will consider the fat grips, I will probably just give in and get them and use them on pulldowns and bent over barbell rows.
I guess I could add kroc rows as a finisher. The concept behind them is a new PR at something that you can do 20ish of everytime, right, where perfect form is not necessary?
As far as plate pinches, Lamonster if you could elaborate, I would appreciate it.
Hmm, I guess I could do one set of farmers after everything as well. Or maybe just add it to a day after I do my HIIT.
09-07-2012, 11:59 AM
09-07-2012, 12:01 PM
09-07-2012, 12:47 PM
Looks like Rodja just got like 4 sales for Fat Gripz, he may be a rep soon.
09-07-2012, 12:57 PM
09-07-2012, 03:29 PM
If your grip is a limiting factor, I suggest using a hook grip.
09-07-2012, 03:30 PM
09-08-2012, 08:16 AM
try monkey grip for difference it helps me sometimes but I feel best stability with straps, and you still have to grip unlike with hooks.
what else reeves rows for example but it either takes time or you just have a ****ty grip and honestly nothing helps
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