judging by response to my wrist wrap post, I now need some help with grip work exercises, i.e. what are they? :P thanx
static holds work great. hold a barbell as long as you can like you are about to do shrugs. I increase the weight by 5 lbs every week and try to hold it between 20-30 seconds.
If your really worried about grip, then doing all your big lifts (deads, shrugs, etc.) without straps is probably the best way.
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Yes, Static holds are great. Also try, farmer's walk, hanging from the chin bar, if you have access to a thick bar, you can do work with that. You can do these exercises at the end of your back day. If you really have a weak ass grip, you may want to do theses exercises on a day of their own.
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To add to what Latty said, I would suggest some thick grip holds.
Wrap a towel around a bar, load it up and hold on.
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Yea lat's right. Thick bar and farmer's walk are awesome for grip strength.
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i dont have straps so i use a pad thingy (like a towel) around the bar of my heavy lifts, so im not sure a towel is a good idea, it would make ur hands soft instead of hard.
farmers walk is like carrying groceries, come to my house and ill make a list, walk 5+blocks and carry back tons of water in ur hands thank you, S. P.
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