My gym recently got a new fat bar and I am looking for everyone's thoughts on where/how to incorporate into my routine to help my grip/forearm strength. Currently my grip is my limiting factor in my deadlift at 255 X 5 and also 275 X 1 (weak i know).
Last session I added static holds to the end of my workout for the first time. I held onto my last rep of my deadlift (235 X 5) for as long as I could and also then did static holds of 225 and 275 at the end of my routine. I will continue to deadlift without straps and work on improving the static holds.
What are your guys thoughts? What exercises should I use the fat bar for (thinking bench and deadlift)? Should I add in additional sets at the end of my normal routine with the fat bar, or alternate days where some I use the fat bar and some the standard?
Bench: 175 x 5
Squat: 225 x 5
Deadlift: 255 x 5
Current Routine - Hitting the gym about 4 times a week depending on work going through the 3 days below.
Front Squat / Leg Curls (Alternate)
Incline DB Bench
Standing Overhead Press
Close Grip Bench / Tricep Push Down (Alternate)
Rear Delt Flies
Seated Pulley Rows
Thanks in advance.