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NITF
05-15-2011, 01:14 PM
okay, who uses Fat Gripz and what do you think of them?

Any good alternatives?

http://www.fatgripz.com/images/img18.jpg

PaulM
05-15-2011, 01:55 PM
they are great for grip training... also I find them to take some stress of the joints. Benching for a few weeks with a fat bar, then going back to a normal bar makes the normal bar feel like a twig. Other options you can but a fat bar or use gym towels to wrap around the bar.

af92
05-15-2011, 02:00 PM
I have these. They are awesome. Worth the money.

Hobo Beard
05-15-2011, 03:18 PM
One of my buddies has a pair and he loves to use them with everything.

Fortunately, I've never had grip problems, so I've never used them much but they've helped him immensely.

ScottYard
05-15-2011, 04:29 PM
I LIKE THEM. THEY ARE A NICE CHANGE UP. I LIKE THEM FOR OVER HEAD WORK

Brian Hopper
05-15-2011, 05:21 PM
We have a pair and I like them. I use them more on shrugs then anything else. They are also good when your deadlifting against bands. You can put the grips on the bar and the bands over them. I got this idea from Marcus Wild :)

MarcusWild
05-15-2011, 08:22 PM
Brian stole my line, haha. We used to go through mini bands like crazy.

Brian Hopper
05-15-2011, 08:34 PM
Brian stole my line, haha. We used to go through mini bands like crazy.

That's why I gave you all the credit. LOL.....Definitely a great idea :)

KIBBLES N BITS
05-15-2011, 08:37 PM
I picked a pair up 6-7 months ago during an EFS sale. I feel it was a great purchase, I use them a lot for shrugs and curls. Really pumps my forearms and I believe they have also improved my grip quite significantly.

barryisawinnah
05-15-2011, 09:41 PM
I like mine, I use them for barbell holds and curls mostly

Tom Mutaffis
05-17-2011, 09:13 AM
okay, who uses Fat Gripz and what do you think of them?

Any good alternatives?

I have a pair and they are a good tool for someone who trains in a commercial gym and would like to do some 'fat bar' work or mix up their dumbbell training a bit.

SEOINAGE
05-17-2011, 09:59 AM
I have a pair, and should use them more, they work pretty well, but make the bar much fatter than you would think.

Tom Mutaffis
05-17-2011, 04:34 PM
If anyone is looking for a Fat Bar you can get a 7' long 2" diameter hollow bar for $100 (including shipping) from Silverback Strength Equipment. The Owner/Fabricator posts here sometimes and I know a few people who have purchased equipment from him. This would be the better option for someone who is looking to do a lot of barbell work (shrugs, pressing, etc.).

For dumbbell work the fat grips are great.