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2014/12/11 09:27:06 (permalink)
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Would anyone recommend a Powerball? I would quite like to improve my grip strength, for general weights but also for an upcoming Tough Mudder and thought this looked like it would be a good option. 
 
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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 10:14:20 (permalink)
    I've found them useless, for me personally.

    Best bet for I proving grip

    Hang off the coin up for for max time and repete

    Throw a towel or rope over the bar and hang for time again or aim for doing chin ups from the nephew hold.

    Indoor rock climbing is great too.
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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 10:26:37 (permalink)
    Depends on how strong your grip is already really.
    I have used one before to help re-hab wrist and elbow.
    Of some use but as above there are better options for improving grip.
    Dead hangs, Static Deadlifts etc. 
     

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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 10:29:22 (permalink)
    Have one, useless for improving grip, it can prove your current strength in one blast, but it wont do any thing to physically improve it.
     
    Do all your back exercises without straps and just chalk, that changed my grip completely.
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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 12:02:51 (permalink)
    I got one as a gift a few years back.
     
    Don't rate them for strength or anything like that. I have clickly wrists and joints, so I used to use it just to get some movement in the wrist and "loosen" off a bit.
     
    Not sure how much it actually helps though long term.
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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 12:37:00 (permalink)
    evertonfc
    Indoor rock climbing is great too.



    I'm starting this in the new year.
     
    I don't use any straps for any back stuff at the moment already. I just seem to find lately that I could lift more weight with things, but my grip/wrist/finger strength is letting me down so that I can't put as much weight on as I think I could lift if that makes sense!
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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 12:47:51 (permalink)
    Rather than increasing the weight use something to thicken the bar, this will mean you have to grip the bar harder and improve strength.
    There are these available, but I wouldn`t pay that price for somthing that a towel or similar can do just as well:
    http://www.fatgripz.co.uk/?utm_expid=51361752-44.TEOYkz0KR3GGpaiW2bVbRw.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26frm%3D1%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CFUQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.fatgripz.co.uk%252F%26ei%3DRpKJVOnUEqSU7AbeoIHQDA%26usg%3DAFQjCNFZyTqUoxM80HI8irTVTtsNgYApSQ%26bvm%3Dbv.81456516%2Cd.ZGU
     
     
     

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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 13:28:04 (permalink)
    they are good for a bit of fun, who can get the highest rpm etc, but useless for anything else

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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 13:41:03 (permalink)
    Same as others I tried it, ok for a bit of fun and loosening up nothing more.
     
    Speak to Mobster about grip strength hes the main man on that.



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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 16:27:45 (permalink)
    Dumbat
    Rather than increasing the weight use something to thicken the bar, this will mean you have to grip the bar harder and improve strength.
    There are these available, but I wouldn`t pay that price for somthing that a towel or similar can do just as well:
    http://www.fatgripz.co.uk/?utm_expid=51361752-44.TEOYkz0KR3GGpaiW2bVbRw.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26frm%3D1%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CFUQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.fatgripz.co.uk%252F%26ei%3DRpKJVOnUEqSU7AbeoIHQDA%26usg%3DAFQjCNFZyTqUoxM80HI8irTVTtsNgYApSQ%26bvm%3Dbv.81456516%2Cd.ZGU
     



    They actually have them at my gym so I don't need to buy them, I'll try them for some of my exercises and see how I go!
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    Re: Powerball 2014/12/11 16:55:50 (permalink)
    WGBM
    they are good for a bit of fun, who can get the highest rpm etc, but useless for anything else


    This. Just ok for fun

     
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