Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by JustBlazin, Jul 28, 2005.
my friend said this to me the other day...agree or disagree?
agree in a loose sort of way
replace back with biceps and i agree 100%
I was actually thinking about this exact topic yesterday, and I tend to agree. Just about all the major lifts and compound movements involve your back (BP, DL, Squat, OLs, pullovers, barbell rows, overhead press).
youre only as strong as your weakest link...where do you hold the weight? If your grip fails ....guess what
agree. I also agree about the grip part but your grip only come into play in a few moves.
a few? yeah, just about everything but lower body exercises
your grip is for bench more than you think. Try holding a weight your hands can't support. Grip the fuck out of that bar
straps are for pussies
does grip things help with forearms? mine are kind of skinny near my wrists, dont know how to work it out
I couldn't DL more weight today because my left hand kept on losing grip
i lawys used to use gloves and i bought some straps to use, but then i just decided to man up and use nothing. it wasn't untill then that i realized the importance of grip strength. i think i've used the straps once or twice since i bought them. if i can't hold on to the weight, i'll lift slightly less untill i can hold on
well crush training isn't the most efficient way of putting mass on your forearms. Doing reverse curls, hammer curls are better for mass imo. But I do think working my crush has made the area right below my wrists a little bigger. but who knows.
If you have delts that can bench 400lbs but triceps that can only bench 350lbs...you're gonna be benching 350lbs until you get your triceps stronger. You can apply the same principle to any lift/muscle group.
I know what works my forearms great are deadlift reps I always feel the forearm alot.I like to do straight static deadlift pull for reps none of that touch and go crap for me.
i can hold more with my hands than i can squat, deadlift and bench press, so i doubt it comes close to being the weakest link.
i agree the grip is involved in more then just a few exercises but the lack of a strong grip probably only affects you in a few moves. i mean for bench and rows i dont even wrap my thumbs around the bar.
hmmm good point
I would back is critical, especially if you want to move heavy weight. For instance, if you bench press PL style, your triceps and lats are the prime movers, not the chest.
Weak back = weak everything really.
Not to mention you will be extremely injury prone.
Thumbless grip for bench and overhead pressing is pretty scary, I couldn't do it.
As for grip being the weakest link, It really depends. If you started out training with a lot of aids like straps and such, it tends to be. If you came up without them, your grip tends to be fine. I pull in the 550+ range now with a double overhand grip and I can hang on to it just fine. Extra grip work is always good though, I try a lot of things like CoC grippers, plate pinches, 2-3 finger rowing and pullups etc.
If I used straps I could deadlift big weight too
^whats what im doing too lol. straps for my max reps
Big back = big penis.
most people have weak ones, yes