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Are grippers alone effective for grip strength?

As question says, can I increase my grip strength and forearm size with only hand grippers as the only direct forearm exercise? I'm doing specific workouts for brachialis and brachioradialis, hammer ...
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How can you train your grip to accommodate a wide variety of holding options?

Based on this hand grip, is there a way to train your grip for different holding positions using alternative options not shown in the video? Additionally, is there an exhaustive list available that ...
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Pronated vs neutral chest press

The machine I use for upper chest uses free weight instead of a cable stack but my question is regarding the handles, which are similar to the picture below, and resulting hand position. Using the ...
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Hook grip but with thumb over middle finger

I'm trying to the hook grip and I am failing hard, but I noticed something interesting. If I try to do the hook grip as said, but with keeping the thumb on top of the middle finger, I get a pretty ...
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Rice alternative for rice bucket wrist/grip exercise (aka "dirty rice")?

Love these exercises, but I live in a very humid climate, and the rice getting moldy pretty soon (plus it is a health hazard). Would you suggest some alternatives? At the top of my head, I can think ...
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Confused about the numbers on the grippers

I've got heavy grip 150lbs a long time ago, but was never able to close it. Some time ago I've got heavy grip 100lbs and I was able to improve my grip strength to the extend that I'm able to close 150 ...
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How to stop swinging and rotating during one arm dead hang?

I can two hand dead hang for 1.5 - 2.5 minutes. When I try one arm dead hang I can't stop rotating and swinging, so my time is probably 15 seconds. How can I achieve balance?
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Incremental hand resistance. How stronger should my next gripper be?

Almost two year ago, I had started training my grip strength using grippers. At first I've used a cheap wooden gripper of unknown strength (though I think it's less than 50 lb). I trained on it for ...
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Are there any benefits for exercising with Ivanko Super Gripper in comparison to other hand grippers?

There are many hand grippers in the market. I would like to know if there is any benefit for using the following Ivanko Super Gripper in comparison to other hand grippers: https://www.youtube.com/...
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What should a trainer do when deadlifting straps fail?

I have deadlifting straps that wrap around the bar to assist my overhand deadlifting grip. Excluding hook grips, mixed grips, and working on increased grip strength, what is the next step up? Are ...
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I removed the hand gripper's soft foam grip. Is this dangerous?

So a long time ago I bought these hand grippers and removed the soft foam grip that you use when using the grippers. I believe I was thinking that if my hands have to deal with the hard plastic that's ...
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Is a minimal finger length required to make hook grip effective?

I am playing with hook grip sometimes, and for me it is weaker grip than regular grip. with hook grip I lift a smaller maximal weight, with hook grip I can hold submaximal weight for smaller duration,...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I've been boxing for a eleven years now, but no matter what I do, I can't strengthen my hands. Every time I get into a gripping match with someone, I lose, and I can't seem to find any exercises that ...
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Is there an alternative to the T-Grip (Neuro grip) Isometric Stabilizer Power Push Up?

I heard some recommendations for using t-grip (Neuro grip) especially for push ups. . I would like to know what are the benefits in using it as comparison to regular push up. In addition, I would ...
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Is Thumb position important in dumbell exercise

While doing any dumbbell or barbell exercises, is it okay to place the thumbs 'outwards' instead of curling them on the grip? For instance, when doing a hammer curl, can I put my thumbs outwards, ...
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What is the proper way to grip a bar for heavy deadlifts?

Should the weight of the bar fall on the palm of the hands or on the fingers?
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Wrist Rotation when Bent Over Rowing with a Barbell

Recently I included Barbell Bent Over Rows (Underhand Grip) into my workout routine. When performing them, my wrists are (pretty much) perfectly in line with my forearm at the beginning. But when I'm ...
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Is the hookgrip dangerous?

Are the chances of losing a thumb with hook grip really high? If not, can other problems occur, and which would be the most relevant?
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Are strong hands less effective if they're smaller?

I have trained crushing grip, support grip and pinch grip tremendously over the years. I have some pretty impressive numbers and can blow many trained weight lifters away with grip power. I do find ...
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Why isn't "setting" a hand gripper cheating?

Many of those who close massively heavy gripper -- or any gripper at all -- seem to "set" the gripper, which means partially close it using both hands to get a better grip on it before completely ...
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How to grip the dumbbell in french press, so I apply even force in both hands?

I want to do french press exercise, I want to use 1 dumbbell. Note: It doesn't matter to this question if the exercise is done lying , or sitting, it's the same issue for both. I'm interested in ...
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How to prevent hands-slipping from a bar?

I'm doing some hanging knee raises and honestly, they are not hard at all on my stomach or legs, but the problem is that I cannot keep my hands up there on the pullup bar, they are constantly slipping ...
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Difference caused by grip width on bench press

Background I've been fooling around with some variation in grip width on the bench press lately. I've had a trainer help me find my "ideal" width, which I use most of the time. I.e. the width where ...
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Deadlift: Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition?

Does it count as a set if you stand up after each repetition during deadlifts (to take a deeper breath and brace more properly) which also includes resetting your grip? Background: I am training for ...
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Bench press grip, thumb placement

What is the best practice as far as the thumb goes with respect to the bar? I normally have my thumb aligned with the rest of my fingers, but I often get asked why I don't wrap my thumb around the ...
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Holding on to a bar (a horizontal pull up one obviously) thicker

There is a challenge at a beach I go to. Pay 2.5 euros for the opportunity to try and hold on to a bar for longer than 2 minutes. The bar is not fixed, meaning it can rotate. On a fixed bar I can hold ...
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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

I do pullups and chinups in my garage all the time. I do them on a metal beam that runs across the ceiling and helps hold up the second floor. It is an I beam, so my grip isn't ever really ideal, but ...
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Progressing from supinated to pronated chinups/pullups

I've been getting better and better at doing chinups/pullups but I'm only able to do the "easy" ones, the ones with supinated grip, palms facing me. I'm overweight but not enormous (185cm, 100+kg) ...
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How does support grip strength and crush grip strength differ so much?

Apparently I can hold on to heavier dumbbells than others, but they can crush my hand much harder in a handshake. This tells me that support grip and crush grip can be very much apart. I believe there'...
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Can alternating grip result in muscle imbalances?

I have been taking my strength seriously the last 4 months and managed to get my deadlift from 55kg to 117.5kg. I have also ditched wrist straps and use alternating grip as it allows me to actually ...
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press: Natural vs the usual grip

What is the difference? Does it target different muscles? It seems to me a bit more natural for my shoulders if I change the usual grip (open grip with palms out) and do a natural grip in my shoulder ...
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How can I improve my grip on a slippery chin-up bar?

My local outdoor pool has a chin-up bar (as part of a deployable multi-gym thing), but because it has to survive the elements, it's just a plain galvanized steel bar. The bar is less than an inch in ...
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When doing barbell rows should I have an overhand grip or underhand grip?

I just started doing the Strong-lifts program this week, and while researching the correct movement for each exercise I got a little confused with the barbell row. in some videos I saw it being done ...
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Do different paddle grips have an effect on performance?

I joined a dragon boat paddling team a few months ago and have been paddling out on the water using club equipment and gear. I have noticed that others who elected to purchase their own paddles have ...
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