Grip training and equipment with graduations as you improve?

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    Apr 27, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    After years of not training my grip strength, it is now my weakest link. My forearms look like girl forearms and are toothpicks compared to the rest of me (I think). Today I almost hurt myself because my grip failed while I was handling heavy weight, and it scared me.

    I understand at this point many people go to use straps, which I am ok with, but I also would like someone to recommend a squeezer product where I can buy multiple levels--ie those that start out at a beginner and go to a respectable grip strength, maybe even making my forearms pop.

    I'm a strength trainer in practice, but I am posting in bodybuilding because I know yall probably are anal enough to have figured this out a long time ago icon_smile.gif

    Btw, when I was 16, my forearms were huge (relatively to the rest of me) and it was just from being a breaststroker competitively. I don't do that very much now. Now my forearms peter out and embarrass me when I take off my lifting gloves as I can't even hold the 25s and do forearm reps with them anymore.
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    Apr 28, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    Nevermind, I went to Academy and bought one with a spring that you can change from 20-90 lbs of resistance with a dial for $13
  • ryno

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    Apr 28, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    Captains of Crush grip strengtheners work pretty well, spendy, but good quality.
  • fmrhugger

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    Apr 28, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Captains of Crush - check em out. Start with a low number or T for trainer. work ur way up to killer strength
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    I've never used them but I've heard that Fat Gripz and similar products are great for incorporating forearm training with any free weight exercise.
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    Apr 30, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    I guess I need to buy one of those things too, since my grip is so weak that my hands hurt when lifting girl weights icon_lol.gif ...well almost.
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    Apr 30, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    I guess I need to buy one of those things too, since my grip is so weak that my hands hurt when lifting girl weights icon_lol.gif ...well almost.
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    Apr 30, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    I had no issues with my grip till all of a sudden it's glaringly frustrating when my forearms/hands peter out and I can't work the large muscles. Plus, I was getting chronic wrist and hand pain with a weak grip. I thought I as sleeping on it funny, but no, I apparently was having severe catabolism there, from unknown etiology.