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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 ...