Strengthening your Grip

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    Jul 26, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    Can anyone suggest anything to strengthen your grip? I find that as I lift heavier weights, it's not the weight that bothers me as much as the grip itself.
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    Jul 26, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    Yup, improving your grip strength also improves your bench press and other exercises. Here is a previous thread on the topic..
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  • westsideindy

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    Jul 30, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    try farmer walks, grab 2 heavy dumbells off the rack. Hold them by your side and take off for a walk around the gym. don't go to far at first because you have to get back to where you started before dropping them. It worked good for me and is kind of fun. it is good for shoulders too.
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    Jul 30, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    A little off topic, but while you work on strengthening your grip, you could use straps to help you get a couple more reps in. For example, if you find that your grip gives out on deadlifts or pullups before the muscles your are trying to work, use the straps on your last set and it should up you crank out a few more reps.
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    Jul 30, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    I like what the others have said, but I think jacking off allot and switching hands often is the best way.