View Full Version : Grip Trainers

03-13-2008, 12:29 PM
So I started doing some plate pinches and farmers walks to get my grip stronger. It is nice to do those at the gym while I'm there but sometimes I feel like on my off days I could be using some Captains of Crush just to work them to their fullest. My question is when purchasing the trainers, is it wiser to err on the side of the heavier or lighter ones? I'm thinking either a trainer or the #1 to start. Not to long ago I had one from a sporting goods store that I could close like 50 times in a row, but I lost it.

I'm thinking get the heavier one and if its too hard get the light one? The only argument I can think of for getting the lighter one is that I can use it for warmups if it becomes to easy. Any suggestions?

Travis Bell
03-13-2008, 12:52 PM
go with the #1 first, then I'd move on to the 1.5

03-13-2008, 02:30 PM
I love the CoC grippers i have a #1 and #2 i use at work sitting at my desk

03-14-2008, 01:18 PM
The Iron Woody Hand Gripper has adjustable springs, so you can make the resistance anything you want. It is a little bulkier than CoC.

03-14-2008, 02:23 PM
I can close a #1 with no problem without ever really training crushing grip so I'd say to start with that.

03-14-2008, 04:51 PM
I've got 1,2,3 of Captain of crush and if you can do the cheap ones at the store 1 would be fine 2's are pretty tough. lackie northeastpowerliftering.com

03-14-2008, 06:07 PM
I can close the #1 pretty easily for a couple reps on both hands. The number 2 is much harder though.

Killa Kurt
03-14-2008, 06:14 PM
I've got all #'s. I suggest doing heavy reps, and negatives with the crushers, and buying all #'s. Personally, I don't think the crusher have THAT much direct correlation between holding a barbell/dumbell and crushing strength. Static holds, plate pinches, and farmers walk are more functional IMO. I still love crushers, like I said I got all #'s of CoC and I got 150,200,250,300,350 lb from BB.com.