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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Grip Work Help

    judging by response to my wrist wrap post, I now need some help with grip work exercises, i.e. what are they? :P thanx

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    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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