Fat Gripz ?

  • Dwynfal

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    Dec 04, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    I recently started feeling excruciating pain in my forearms while doing bicep curls and someone suggested I get a pair of Fat Gripz. I suppose that having less of a tight grip on the bar could help release some of the tension in the forearms, but could anyone confirm this? Are Fat Gripz a good buy or could I achieve the same results by using homemade foam wrappers? Thx & cheers ;)
  • pelotudo87

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    Dec 04, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    I've never heard of fat grips, but I had a similar problem a little while ago.

    While doing bicep curls, I had excrutiating pain in my wrists. I thought that maybe the problem was weak wrists / forearms. I started doing wrist curls, and now the pain is pretty much gone.

    I've been isolating my flexor muscle in my forearms (curling upwards with my arm parallel to the ground), palms upwards, but now I hear you need an extension motion (can be achieved by doing the same motion, but with an overhand grip...palms facing down) in order to completely work the wrists.

    Also, do you sit at a desk / computer all day? Check your posture / hand placement on the keyboard. That might have something to do with it, too.

    Maybe give that a try?
  • Dwynfal

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    Dec 09, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    Fat Gripz clip on the bar and essentially double its diameter so the whole hand doesn't wrap around completely. I've tried to mimic this with foam pieces over the past few days and it does help a little.

    I've also changed my grips so that bars now sit closer to the wrist (at thumb level) rather than where the palm naturally folds, which is closer to the fingers. This is awkward at first, but it does help quite a bit.

    That being said, you're probably right when you assume that I may have weak forearms. I'll add reverse wrist curls to my regimen for a couple of weeks and post back with the results.

    And you're right again, I do sit at a computer all day. I'll double-check my posture, too.

    Thanks for your input pelotudo87. Greatly appreciated.
  • westguy79

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    Jan 01, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    I have fat gripz and like them...

    I think they are worth it...
  • Dwynfal

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    Jan 27, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    Thx wg79. A coach at the gym lent me his and I was pretty impressed. I ordered a pair this week.
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    Jan 27, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    Their definitely worth the buy!! I've never had any pain in my forearms, but I have noticed some good growth in my forearms and arms since using them
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    Apr 01, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    Can't say if they'd help but I'm interested in getting them.
  • Montague

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    Aug 26, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    Hmm...considering on getting something similar to these..
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    Aug 26, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    QuirkyTwist saidI recently started feeling excruciating pain in my forearms while doing bicep curls ...
    Then you obviously haven't been working your wrists/forearms as you should be.

    That's why you're experiencing pain. Fat Gripz are designed for people who don't know this.
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    Aug 26, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    I've heard of these but I never knew they also helped alleviate wrist pain (i have some wrist tendonitis on my left)...now I kinda wanna buy a pair...but they are pricey!
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    Aug 26, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    active_athlete saidI've heard of these but I never knew they also helped alleviate wrist pain (i have some wrist tendonitis on my left)...now I kinda wanna buy a pair...but they are pricey!
    ...says the guy who wears 60 dolla socks. icon_lol.gif

    Work your wrists. Then you won't have to worry about gimmicks to "protect" them. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    Are you using a barbell for curls? If yes, then try switching to an ez-curl bar instead. If you're feeling pain doing dumbbell curls, then you should add forearm and grip exercises to your routine.

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    Aug 27, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    I thought that to isolate the muscles you're working and prevent your hands, wrists and forearms from taking the brunt of the labor, in most exercises you shouldn't grip the bar tightly anyway. To maintain proper form I hold the bar in the palm of my hand with my fingers wrapped loosely only when necessary to help keep it in place.
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    Aug 27, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
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    Aug 27, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    I use an ez-curl bar that has built-in grips that are a little fatter than the bar. I would recommend it.

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    Aug 27, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    Shut up and take my money!
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    Aug 27, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    RJ_JR saidShut up and take my money!
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    Aug 27, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    I swear by it for Football.