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2003/11/03 21:59:39 (permalink)

grip routine?

i know nothing about grip work, i know no exercises but have been reading the threads on here and am interested in giving it a go, sooooooo can any of you set out a routine for me explaining how to do the exercises and what they do.
p.s. i am doing it to hopefully aid my weight training.
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    adamlee999
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/04 10:28:34 (permalink)
    with straps! i dont like to do that "1 overhand and 1 underhand" grip because i believe that grip will build a uneven development, just my 2p! i want a stronger grip because i heard it can help with my benching which needs alot of work so im looking at different ways to gain abit of strengh there.
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/04 11:36:56 (permalink)
    How does grip improve your bench?
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/04 14:39:50 (permalink)
    Im no expert on the bench press, but strong wrists would be an advantage, not sure about grip though.
    L.
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/05 13:10:56 (permalink)
    not sure really think its something to do with weak links makes the whole connection stronger not really sure tho can anyone help?
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/05 13:21:50 (permalink)
    Well, you've screwed yourself over quite a bit if you use straps. Unless you're benching at least 180kg or more then its unlikely training forearms will make any difference at all to your bench. The best thing you can do for your forearms is to stop using straps - they're pointless and counterproductive
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/06 07:45:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by adamlee999

    with straps! i dont like to do that "1 overhand and 1 underhand" grip because i believe that grip will build a uneven development, just my 2p! i want a stronger grip because i heard it can help with my benching which needs alot of work so im looking at different ways to gain abit of strengh there.



    Eh? If your using straps why would the above apply??
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/06 10:46:58 (permalink)
    cas i dont use straps on benching do i!!!! can u lot help me or not? simple answer to a simple question please!
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/06 15:22:12 (permalink)
    come on guy's, help him out here. this post doesn't just benifit him but others as well, thats what mt is all about.

    i personally would be very interested to see what a grip routine looks like irrespective of what he uses the grip power for.

    [if he has been using straps to dead 230kg he is going to need a strong grip when those straps come off]

    J5 i know you are experinced guy in this feild, what does your routine look like??

    any responses appreciated.
    rob
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/06 21:08:26 (permalink)
    Here's a link to what I do http://www.intensefitness.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=248 (online diary) I can, if I get the email, send a gripper routine over as well - now can I critise or what? :p
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 05:22:00 (permalink)
    damn Mobster... those are some insane weights bro... respect!!!

    i had a few questions for u... pardon my ignorance but how is a vertical lift performed, i read about it in dino training but didn't quite get the hang of it and also where do u grip the v-bar... i guess an illustration would help a lot

    thnx
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 07:08:18 (permalink)
    There's a good piece on www.ukgrip.info the stats and comp reports are out of date but the rest is ok.
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 07:10:16 (permalink)
    Link is dead - send me ur email and I'll send u a pic of me doing the lift.
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 09:44:34 (permalink)
    Mobster, how are the seminars going? Do you have the timetable up somewhere?
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 12:42:54 (permalink)
    I did one about 2 weeks ago in Sutton Coldfield with Stan Pike www.intensefitness.co.uk and made a nice £150.00 for the day (yummy me love money). Go to: http://www.intensefitness.net/workshops.html and you'll see that he is taking names for a Kettlebell and grip seminar early next year (Jan or Feb would be good). Of course if enough were interested I can do a grip only seminar with Stan taking names and money before time for me.

    For that to work and be worthwhile I'd be looking for - in a grip only seminar - at least 6 people at £30.00 each and would bring some goodies to have a go on and cover grippers, pinching, v-bar and fat dumbbells - how I lifted the inch. I'd shut a No 3 CoC (bring yours and I'll shut that too), pull my Millennium dumbbell, do a 100k or more on my old and somewhat knackered Rolling Thunder handle - maybe do a 200k or more Dinnie Ring lift that sort of thing :) More than that I like to show you how you can identify weaknesses and strengthen them. I always (alright the 2 times I have done a seminar) try to get i) myself to do something special lifting wise and ii) get someone who is v close to shutting their gripper to do it with a few tips and the crowd urging them on. All good stuff!!

    In the meantime u have my grip journal (just about to do a session today and will put it up later), a possible April display at Paul Smiths EFBB easter Sunday comp, I'm hoping to compete in May at the British Irongrip comp and them, if I qualify, go to the European championships in August. Oh and I'm being honoured at the next OH dinner in March and might be persuaded to do a little there (inch bell lifting that sort of thing).
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 12:56:42 (permalink)
    Mobster mate, i just registered interest to workshops in Manchester, hope you guys will get enough interest here! maybe couple other MT bros from manc area would be into it as well.
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 13:00:35 (permalink)
    Great - I can do a fair old bit outside of London but not includingt the Millennium - not without getting it and me a lift up there - but the rest is no prob. It might be an idea to tell Stan what u want from the seminar - 'I want grip' or 'I want a combined Kettlebell and grip seminar'.
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    RE: grip routine? 2003/11/07 15:56:20 (permalink)
    I'm being interviewed for Men's Health magazine (on Sunday at 11am) for an article on grip. (please allow ten minutes smugness time the next time we meet)

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