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A Secret Perhaps Only 2 Out of 100
Weight Trainers Knows Anything About...
Increasing Your Grip Strength Is The Secret Weapon
For Lifting Heavier Weights And Building Huge Muscles
Learn These Awesome Grip Strength Training Secrets To
Improve All Your Lifts and Increase Your Muscle Mass Fast
For full details go to Grip Strength Exercises
Fitness Tips For 11/6/2013
The Importance of Grip Strength
Do you have a weak grip? Some guys build up their body fairly well
but overlook the grip. Are you guilty of neglecting this part of your
strength output? If so, perhaps it is time to put some priority
training in on your grip and transform it into a plus instead of a
What are the benefits of grip strength?
A powerful grip comes from powerful hand and forearm muscles.
Everyone looks at the biceps and chest, but as with the neck, the
hands and forearm muscles are more on display on any given day than
the bigger muscles ever are. That's because they are often seen bare,
and if they are puny, it not only throws off the balance of the total
arm, but it gives the impression of weakness. If you are ready to do
something about the situation, here's a few good tips on how to make
The first thing you can do is to start deadlifting - but with a
couple of tweaks. Instead of using the "mixed grip" that most
deadlifters employ to lock in the bar, go with an overgrip (palms
facing down) on both hands. This forces the hand and forearm muscles
to work much harder to maintain the grasp on the bar. And deadlift
with as heavy a load as you can while using the overgrip.
The second tweak to the deadlift to make it work the grip stronger
is to simply hold the bar longer. Instead of the typical up and down
action of a deadlift, hold the bar at the top for as long as you can.
This puts tremendous pressure on the hands and forearms because the
heavy poundage of the deadlift is being held in place by the grip.
Aim at going longer each time you perform the holding deadlift.
Another technique to employ to build bigger and more powerful
forearms is to use a thicker bar when you work the biceps and
triceps. Instead of the standard size 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick bar, use
a bar as thick as the Olympic end pieces. The change from 1 1/4 to
2 1/4 bar thickness makes your grip really go to work hard. There are
bars built specifically thicker, and if you can't find or afford one,
simply wrap your bar up with a towel to thicken the holding area. As
you work the biceps and triceps you will also be giving your grip a
By simply making a couple of adjustments to your training you can
boost your gripping power significantly. And a powerful pair of
forearms are the right compliment to powerful upper arms, providing
just the right symmetry as well as plenty of power.
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The Importance of Grip Strength
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