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    Wannabebig Member Big Dan's Avatar
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    Hand Grippers - anyone use them?

    I find my hand grip a bit weak when doing heavy deadlift work, and i also want to firm up my forearms.

    Just wondered if anyone uses them?

    I'm ordering the 200lb version of these to start off with;
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260936061531

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    Yeah, never used before... If I can't close them i'll just struggle on until I can... set the bar high and all that lol. I don't wanna get anything too light and find them easy.

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    The grippers will not help your supporting grip strength very much (the type that is used to hold onto a deadlift), but they can help to improve your crushing grip strength. Most individuals start off with a 'Trainer' or something with around 100-150 lbs of resistance and then work up from there.
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    Also, the standard for grippers are 'Captains of Crush' and they can be purchased via Amazon, Ironmind, etc.
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    Is there anything I can do to improve my grip for deadlifts Tom?

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