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2003/12/09 20:41:07 (permalink)
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Getting into gripping

Right lads, I want to get into the grippers game while I'm out of training my full body...But i have no idea where to start?

What products do you guys recommend?
I was thinking of the well marketed CoC Grippers(Or the less pricey, no frills model offered on www.handgrippers.co.uk) , Ivanko Super Gripper, or maybe some gripping techniques that can be done sat down and don't require much body stabilization for now.

Reviews, comments, experiences, etc. are all welcome!

Cheers guys
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    PauliE
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/09 20:56:48 (permalink)
    Ivanko gripper.

    www.pullumsports.com you can get it there.

    That's about all I have right now, thick 2/3'' barbells are supposed to work your grip strength.00
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/09 23:32:46 (permalink)
    wicked bud great idea will keep ya motovation high and the extra stregth will aid your lifts
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/10 09:57:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Knighty

    Right lads, I want to get into the grippers game while I'm out of training my full body...But i have no idea where to start?

    What products do you guys recommend?
    I was thinking of the well marketed CoC Grippers(Or the less pricey, no frills model offered on www.handgrippers.co.uk) , Ivanko Super Gripper, or maybe some gripping techniques that can be done sat down and don't require much body stabilization for now.

    Reviews, comments, experiences, etc. are all welcome!

    Cheers guys


    Paper tearing, ball squeezing, pinch gripping, plate curls, Thors hammer... I'm sure J5 and M5 have more.
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/10 11:32:41 (permalink)

    Ball Squeezing [:0]
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/10 11:40:54 (permalink)
    i would leave pinch gripping, plate curling and thors hammer out for a moment Knighty. They require quite a bit of stabilizing involvement from your core muscles - don't know your situation enough to say anything, but i'd take it easy.

    I'd get the CoC trainer or the lightest of the handgrippers - the handgrippers starter pack would probably keep you going for a good while and it's not overpriced.

    suggestion for paper tearing and maybe nail bending would also be good as well as different finger extension exercises with elastic bands etc.
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/10 11:50:34 (permalink)
    If you do plate curls with your arm resting on your leg, that wouldn't put much stress on your core would it?
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/12 09:19:26 (permalink)
    Bump for suggestions
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 07:22:34 (permalink)
    This is something I posted on another board, rather than rewriting the whole thing I'll just copy and paste. Ignore anything I've mentioned that you can't do right now.

    If you just want to increase your strength on the gripper, then I would recommend the COC's or a comparable version. If you want to increase your overall grip strength there's plenty of things to do and use.

    You can buy basically any equipment you want or you can build it, I chose the building route because that's a hobby of mine and it's a lot cheaper. Here's some things I use:

    In this pic I have a block and cylinder for pinching, a roller, leverage bar, and grippers. Except for the grippers, the cost of the other things was only about $10
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/86827704/86828718hpketv

    Here's a leverage bar I machined myself from aluminum, it only cost me my time since the material and machine use was free.
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/86827704/101712357RXmlWi

    This is a thick bar I built (about 2" in diameter) I just bought a piece of 10' galvanized pipe at a harware store and cut it down to size. Until I get the time to weld some stops on it, I just wrapped it with duct tape so the weight won't slide in. For the clamps on the outside, to hold the weights on, I used a set of clamps I found at the same hardware store. I'm not for sure of the total weight it will hold, but I did load it with 350lbs and lifted it from the center of the bar, it didn't show any signs of bending or breaking, so I assume it will hold a pretty good amount of weight, especially with a normal grip you'd use for deadlifts or similar. Total cost for this was around $20.
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/86827704/104848405zwPdkY
    http://community.webshots.com/photo/86827704/104848575ZDsJwy

    There's plenty of other things you can do to develop a strong grip, I also have some things I built using 5 gallon buckets loaded with rocks (I came up with this after my grandpa told me about seeing Paul Anderson using 55 gallon drums filled with rocks for lifts) attached to each end of a bar that I can use for farmers walk. Also, you can take a piece of pipe (like what I used for the thick bar) and cut it down to the inside length of a set of DB handles and have a thick DB handle that rolls (I stole that idea after seeing a pic J5 posted), which with a lot of weight is killer on your grip.

    Try to come up with things that you can use during your normal workout and add an extra day just for unique lifts/training you can do for your grip.


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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 08:37:20 (permalink)
    Your photos don't work.

    Knighty can't do farmers walks, thick bar curls/lifts etc. as he has a back problem.
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 10:41:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by DerMalePhonkMann

    Your photos don't work.

    Knighty can't do farmers walks, thick bar curls/lifts etc. as he has a back problem.



    Fixed the photos, must have screwed up since I copied and pasted from another board I made the same post on rather than rewriting everything and changing things, that's why I said for him to ignore anything I mentioned that he couldn't do.
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 10:46:01 (permalink)
    Cool stuff mate.
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 21:20:01 (permalink)
    Does anybody know where to get kegs?
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 22:17:04 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Does anybody know where to get kegs?



    There's a pub with loads stacked up out the back near my house - I'm gonna grab me one early one morning when I'm back in training!

    I'll take a photo with my digi cam this weekend...it's like a strongman's heaven around my area!
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    PauliE
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/15 22:57:38 (permalink)
    Where are you from Knighty, would you mind getting one for me if you can?

    I'll pay..
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/16 00:49:22 (permalink)
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    Paper tearing, ball squeezing, pinch gripping, plate curls, Thors hammer...


    Surely paper tearing must be the most EXPENSIVE exercise ever invented? LOL. Or does everyone have huge amounts of scrap paper lying around?
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    RE: Getting into gripping 2003/12/16 06:53:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by PauliE

    Where are you from Knighty, would you mind getting one for me if you can?

    I'll pay..



    I live in Reading, Berkshire

    I could get you one - but not for a little while because of my injury.
    I can tell you where to go if you want one that badly.
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