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How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?

There are several methods of increasing grip strength, and some of the principles that work the best you should already be familiar with due to the bodybuilding background. First, let's look at what ...
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How does support grip strength and crush grip strength differ so much?

For support grip and crush grip you use two different muscles (both are used, but in either movement, there is a different main muscle). For the support grip, you flex the distant part of your ...
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How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?

Lifting gloves get in the way and make your job harder. I recommend going without. Chalk helps enormously to prevent sweat from making the bar hard to grip. Buy a block of rock climber's chalk for a ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Bottoms-up kettlebell. It will definitely increase grip strength. For example, one exercise I do is that I start in a squat and swing the kettlebell from the floor to the bottoms-up position as I ...
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How can someone improve grip strength?

There is more than one type of grip training available, and you want to make sure you select the right one: Pinch grip (plate pinches, etc.) Crushing grip (tennis ball, "captain's of crush") ...
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How to stop swinging and rotating during one arm dead hang?

I don't see why you would generate swing during the hang, so I have to assume that you start the hang with some swing. In that case, just make sure you don't release your feet from the platform until ...
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I removed the hand gripper's soft foam grip. Is this dangerous?

It's fine. Something like the Captain of Crush grippers are made of metal, with a knurling like texture to the handles to increase friction (in a pinch I've used the knurling on them to file bits off ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Do chin ups and pull ups on a bar with a larger than normal diameter. This will make it slightly difficult to grip the bar while you try to lift your body weight.
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I'm not sure what a gripping match is but you should be able to improve your grip with two or one arm hanging.
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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

Yes, having a better grip makes pull-ups a lot easier, and increases the number you can do, often dramatically.
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How to prevent hands-slipping from a bar?

So you either have weak grip or your hands are actually physically slipping. Both very fixable issues, so don't be discouraged! If it is ACTUAL slipping, then there's a few things you can do. First, ...
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How to overcome grip strength as sticking point for deadlifts?

Despite that you're asking for advice which does not involve grip support, let me give one that does. Sorry, but if as you say you are really looking for maximum weight in singles, there is no way you ...
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What exercises will help me open jars?

Maybe I can help out a little. This kind of grip strength can be achieved by strengthening your forarms, wrists, thumbs, fingers and by learning to recrute more muscle as you do right now for opening ...
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Is it necessary to alternate the mixed grip for deadlifts?

Ideally, on all of your lighter sets, you'd be using a double-overhand grip (both palms facing you) to actually work your grip as well as the rest of the posterior chain. If you keep your mixed grip ...
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Holding on to a bar (a horizontal pull up one obviously) thicker

Overhand grip will focus on your forarms more than a underhand grip. Most people will be better at a overhand grip. Ref: http://www.umich.edu/~mvs330/f00/domination/main.html Optimal position for ...
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Does the magnitude of your grip on a pullup bar affect how hard or easy it is to do pullups

Gripping tight would also create tension in your body, which helps for exciting the CNS. Here is a link: http://www.rdlfitness.com/use-a-tight-grip/ It would get your grip stronger, it would increase ...
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Why isn't "setting" a hand gripper cheating?

It really depends on what you consider to be the primary part of the exercise, and whether someone is doing this for the exercise, or to show off. Most hand-grippers are essentially springs, which ...
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Incremental hand resistance. How stronger should my next gripper be?

You don't state the make of your 150lb gripper, but that is comparable to a Captains of Crush #1 gripper. At most you should progress to a #2 which is 195lb - I can tell you that the difference is ...
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Are there any benefits for exercising with Ivanko Super Gripper in comparison to other hand grippers?

Pros Good quality hand grippers tend to be expensive in general, so adjustable grippers are nice for making incremental progress on a budget. Adjustable grippers max out ~80-90lbs, which isn't much ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

I've always found that my forearms/wrists/hands grow significantly when I'm deadlifting frequently. I've also found that my forearms/wrists/hands burn when I do straight-bar bicep curls. Try ...
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Start with push ups and then superman push ups over time they will get stronger Watch this video https://youtu.be/SeSUzyDBXWY! Wolf flybynature Superman Push ups
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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?

Wrist curls are good, as well as the reverse of them. Pushups on a clenched fist as well as do farmers walks. One of the best I've seen though, and one of my favorites, are the grip strength ...
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Is there an alternative to the T-Grip (Neuro grip) Isometric Stabilizer Power Push Up?

I don't really know many other exercises you could do with these things. As to benefits? A neutral grip (wrists straight and facing one another) position reduces a lot of wrist stress that people ...
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How to train arms for being the head in lion dancing?

Blockquote Do what you're doing already, but do more of these: front raise, pullover, forearm flexion/extension, lateral raise For grip: pick up heaviest dumbbell you can and hold it until ...
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Are strong hands less effective if they're smaller?

Larger hands will naturally produce stronger forearms. Because many muscles in the forearms are connected to the hands and fingers, larger hands will inevitably lend themselves to larger forearms, and ...
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Are strong hands less effective if they're smaller?

There are two main points - what is effective, and what it means small - in terms of hands. For first - for arm wrestling big hands are asset. In other places - not so sure. Let me state it ...
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Interval of time and Conditions for doing push ups and strength training?

Stretching Stretching advice is backwards @Goralight The basic science literature supports the epidemiologic evidence that stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of injury. Do static ...
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What exercises will help me open jars?

Following on what Mitro suggested, for forearm strength, I would recommend the following exercises: Dumbbell Hammer Curls which work the Bracioradialis. Zottman Dumbbell Curls. A little known and ...
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How can someone improve grip strength?

I assume you use regular grip rather than mix grip because otherwise you would just be doing mixed grip in whatever direction made you stronger. Just keep working it. If you're nearly failing in the ...
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