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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

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     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 negative factor. 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 real change. 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 great workout. 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. Submit A Fitness Tip If you have a tip you'd like to share e-mail it to us
The Importance of Grip Strength

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