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What is the proper way to grip a bar for heavy deadlifts?

The hand should be wrapped around the bar as much as possible, but the wrist would be straight down. I guess that would mean the bar would fall on the palm right under the knuckle of the hand. ...
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Is the hookgrip dangerous?

The hookgrip hurts, but it's not dangerous. I'm not sure how you envision yourself losing a thumb. The roundness of the bar is far too dull to actually cut the thumb off. If you're worried about the ...
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Confused about the numbers on the grippers

The answer is that there is no standard for rating grippers. Unlike weights, which are very hard to argue, grippers have ratings similar to resistance bands. Do you rate them at the starting point, ...
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Is a minimal finger length required to make hook grip effective?

Yes, this is why the bars used in women's Olympic weightlifting competition have a smaller diameter, of 25mm, rather than the 28mm used for the men's bars. This is intended to allow hook grip despite ...
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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 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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Is Thumb position important in dumbell exercise

That 'outwards' sort of grip is commonly referred to as 'suicide grip' for obvious reasons. While it may not be dangerous on many exercises, on the Bench Press for example it can be very harmful (even ...
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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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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?

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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Difference caused by grip width on bench press

The major muscle groups in any variation of bench press are the pec major and minor, and the triceps (with various other muscles playing stabilizing roles). In general, the narrower one's grip, the ...
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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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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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Are grippers alone effective for grip strength?

As a boulderer I often watch videos about grip strength and what I learnt is that there are different sorts of grip strength. Magnus Midtbø has a lot of videos where he challenges people to test their ...
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How can you train your grip to accommodate a wide variety of holding options?

For me personally, I use a ForceBall where once you get it going you can adjust your grip to strengthen different positions. In the past I've also used grippers like this to strengthen individual ...
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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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What is the proper way to grip a bar for heavy deadlifts?

DeeV's answer didn't give the third option: using weightlifting straps. With straps, you use a double overhand grip and the straps keep the bar touching the palms of your hands. Unless you plan on ...
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Wrist Rotation when Bent Over Rowing with a Barbell

Potentially gripping too wide, however if this does not cause any pain or discomfort it is likely not going to affect your wrists (but best to sort it out now). It could just be potentially your form ...
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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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How to grip the dumbbell in french press, so I apply even force in both hands?

You are quite right: some dumbbells are too small to allow a triangle hold, so the hands must overlap. When the hands overlap to a significant extent, it's difficult (impossible?) to tell whether the ...
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How does support grip strength and crush grip strength differ so much?

Generally one has a greater mechanical advantage holding onto something, such as a barbell, via a "pure" support grip than via a "pure" crushing grip. Same reason it's easier to hold onto a barbell ...
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