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2003/10/27 20:16:46 (permalink)
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grip advice needed

at the moment i am training back and forearms/grip on the same day see below:-

weighted chin ups 5 sets of 5 reps

barbell wristcurls 1 set 5 reps
static barbell hold 1 set 10 second hold
plate pinch 1 set 10 second hold
unknown?????????????1 set

i was adviced bye pusha too to choose one exercise for the following areas :-

wrist strength
support
pinching
crushing

i have exercises for everything apart from crushing i wondered if anybody had any ideas ????? i dont want to use a gripper as i want something i can increase the resistance on. I thought of trying to thread a rope with plates attached to it through a ball but im not sure if that would be too much like a static hold maybe i am just thinking about this too much :)) any advice is apriciated cheers
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/27 21:10:29 (permalink)
    How about an Ivanko Super Gripper? It has 110 different resistance settings ranging from 45lbs to 345lbs (the five Ironmind Grippers range from 100lbs to 365lbs). I bought mine last Saturday, and I would definitely recommend one to anyone serious about grip training. I did however find it quite concerning that I could crush 196lbs (setting 6-9) with my right hand and only 101lbs (setting 1-7) with my left.
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/27 21:14:58 (permalink)
    AB, thats a good crush! Have you tried the C.o.C #2 ever? That should be around 195lbs and although the pundages don't quite translate between Ivanko and coc's you could probably crush it.

    That is a dramatic strength difference but you've had your whole life using your right hand more than left especially in situations where strength is needed.
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/27 21:17:45 (permalink)
    r these grippers expencive and where do i get them from?
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/27 21:23:36 (permalink)
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/27 21:47:33 (permalink)
    Thanks VL, I was actually quite surprised with my right hand performance as I always considered myself pretty weak grip-wise.

    No, I've never tried the C.o.C. #2, but I’m really keen to have a go now. I've got the Trainer, which I find really easy with my right and tough as nails with my left. I can just about get one rep with my left, which kind of supports the table of force settings for the Ivanko.

    I used to be about the same standard, left and right, but about 18 months ago I badly damaged my left wrist doing straight-bar curls. I used to do quite a bit of direct grip work with the trainer up to then, then didn't really do any after my injury (a mistake I know, but were all genius's with the aid of hindsight aren't we?). It seems that ever since that injury my left hand crushing strength hasn't improved one bit (maybe even decreased slightly) yet my right hand crushing strength has improved a lot (I assume through indirect support work).

    englishgent - I got my Ivanko Super Gripper from Pullum Sports:

    http://www.pullumsports.com
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/27 22:38:28 (permalink)
    thanks guys when using a gripper how many reps are best for building strength im guessing 5 reps ?????
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/28 07:45:10 (permalink)
    AB, i'll bring the #2 to next manchester MT meet-up, which should be shortly when DMPM drags his arse down here and we'll have a session, come along and you can try it there!
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    RE: grip advice needed 2003/10/28 17:12:32 (permalink)
    Sounds good VL, I'm looking forward to it. After posting on MT yesterday, I had another gripper session and after a long warm-up I just managed to squeeze out 1 rep (after a couple of missed reps) with the springs at 1-12 (210lbs). I'm going to take my grip training very seriously from now on. Next stop, 280lbs and a Captains of Crush #3 certificate....
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