I need to increase my grip...

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    kingfaz PiMP TasTiC

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    I was doing some exercises earlier and I was noticing that my grip was failing before the worked muscle group (an example being shrugs, it was harder to keep a good grip than it was to do the move). I think my forearms are quite weak too and this ties in with the grip and wrist.

    So my question really is can you give me some tips on how to increase my grip, wrist and forearms? I know this is a wide question, so maybe 3 seperate answers, one for each bit? I've seen some dude with grippers as his av, i've never seen such stuff in person.

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    get some grippers and do deadlifts.
     
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    I'm assuming you mean you want to improve your holding grip (which is different but similer to a closing grip, which is what grippers are for). I good way to improve your holding grip is Farmer's walks. All you do is pick up a heavy ass dumbell (or comparably heavy object) in each hand and walk as far as you can until you can't possibly hold it any longer and you drop it, repeat. As previously mentioned deadlifts also help.
     
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    Thats for that link dude, good read :bigthumb:

    Yep, holding grip is what I'm after! The farmers walk sounds like a plan, I'm gonna give that a go on each gym session.

    I have a chin up bar across my door way at home, I'm guessing hanging off this for like 60 seconds would help improve my holding grip too?
     
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    static holds work as well.
     
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    Is that simply standing up holding weights?
     
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    ibGrouch!!!!!!
     
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    I dont know if 60 seconds is the proper time limit but yes that sounds like it should work. If you can hold on for 5 minutes you need to add some weight. Just hold on until you drop and then repeat after you see an improvment I would put a bunch of books in a backpack and use that to increase the load on your grip thus causing more improvment.
     
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    God damn it I go to school for a few hours and all hell breaks lose.

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    Try this method, it has worked for me!!

    Hold 2 5lbs plates together(or the amount you feel comfortable with), flat side facing out, now with one hand at your side pinch the plates together with your thumb, index finger and middle finger for 30 secs and do not let the plates slide away from each other. Start with 3 sets and continue to add weights/ more sets as you get stronger!!!
     
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    yes
     
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