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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by Armchair Commando, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

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  2. NoGo

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    Those are a pretty good value in grippers. Another place to look is at Ironmind, for their Captains of Crush grippers. Don't pay attention to the weight values, they're just a rough estimate. Just grip grip and grip some more.

    They help with deadlift grip. I used to lose anything over 315 after 4-5 reps if I didn't use straps using a double overhand grip. After just 6 weeks, I can hang on to 405 for 5. After that I still wuss out and resort to straps.
     


  3. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

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    Your using Chalk right? I have some Magnesium Carbonate i bought from APT, It's much better than the previous Garbage i had. The Chalk is really soft and makes the Grip feel like Super glue when i grab the Bar. I've been doing 5 sets of 30 Reps with the 250Lb Grippers so it's getting pretty close to moving up to the next level. I did a 275Lb One Arm Deadlift Wednesday of Last Week. That made me feel pretty good.
     
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  4. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    You should try to get certificated on the COC #3. If your doing that many reps with a 250, assuming it's accurate on its rating, you should be able to get a #3. If you're one for bragging rights it would be worth it. I am not a huge fan grippers, the Rolling Thunder is another story though.
     
  5. NoGo

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    Again, the # are a rough estimate of the resistance, but if you're closing 250# grippers all the way 30 times for 5 sets, go ahead and get a set of C of C #3's and possibly #4's. Check their website for info on having a designated observer witness you closing them and get your name in MILO. Not too many guys out there that can close #3, and a very few that can close #4.

    Chalk- Yes, Mag Carbonate chalk is in a bag next to my cage. It's a hand saver.
     
  6. BCR

    BCR BIGASS!!!!

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    I found those grippers were very inconsistent compared to the Captains of Crush.

    The weights felt soft/easy versus the same CoC weights. I had several of each at one time, and sold my Heavy Grips on ebay.

    Still have the CoC Trainer, and #1 and #2.

    Thats crazy hand strength you got there Streetking!
     
  7. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

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    That's per week Nogo, Not 5 Sets of 30 Reps in a Day. I think i'm going to order the CoC 3's and practice with those and see how i do.
     
  8. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

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    The Majority of my Grip Strength came from Racing Motocross for 5 Years. Those Grippers i bought do help and i never use Straps except for Maybe Super Heavy Shrugs but even then i go until Grip Fatigue before i use the Straps. Heavy Deadlifts have also helped Tremendously.
     
  9. BCR

    BCR BIGASS!!!!

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    Yeah, I only use straps on shrugs and romanian DL, nothing else.

    Ironically, i think grippers make my grip worse. But I am an odd duck with some sort of carpal tunnel or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The more I use my hands (like yard work or working on a car) my hands loose dexterity and loose strength. They ache like crazy.

    You might be in for a surprise when you try the COC #3 gripper.

    I can't remember the exact weights, but as an example: If I had a COC that was equal to 100lbs, and one that was 200lbs. So I bought the Heavy Grips 150, and it felt softer than the COC 100.
     
  10. Armchair Commando

    Armchair Commando Long Range Guru

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    I think i have Carpal Tunnel as well, Whenever i go for a Drive or to the Store my Hands hurt when i Grab the Steering wheel with any kind of Grip. But they don't hurt at all when i'm in the Gym doing Deadlifts or Barbell Rows.
     
  11. BCR

    BCR BIGASS!!!!

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    LOL. I'm kinda the same way. Doesn't bother me in the gym.

    But it I have to pinch grip something I'm about as strong as a 9 year old girl.

    Like holding a pistol slide in one hand to scrub it. YEOW!