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#1 OFFLINE   Wannagrip

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 03:58 AM

I was just thinking it's a good time to add a "lessons learned" for members to contribute what they have learned that they can pass on. If we get enough member contributions, I'll pin it in the FAQ forum. Let's go for 100 entries as a first goal. Order doesn't matter, so just reply away at will with what you would like to share as a "lesson learned". Oh yeah, no debate on the lessons good or bad. This is a sharing exercise. :)

I'll start.


Make sure you develop your overall grip strength. Don't become a one dimensional.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:01 AM

Here's my 2nd one:

Don't neglect wrist strength.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:01 AM

And a third.

Make sure you do some extensor work.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:08 AM

Build a solid foundation, and the end product will be much stronger.

Take your time and do it right. This isn't a race.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:10 AM

Train grippers with a wide set or no set!

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:12 AM

Work on your weaknesses!

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:14 AM

Train yourself so your biggest weakness is also your greatest strength. This is true not only in grip or lifting but everything else in life.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 05:46 AM

Don't be close minded about training, but also train smart, listen to your body/hands. Always look to change it up intellegently.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 06:14 AM

It's an old saying but fits in here as well. "If you always do what you've always done; you'll always get what you always got.

Edited by climber511, 07 September 2005 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2005 - 06:17 AM

Don't neglect your total body work and think you're going to develop a great grip. It just doesn't work that way.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 06:54 AM

Recovery during training is a good thing

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:26 AM

Find a training partner! You can help each other stay motivated

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:51 AM

Reps do not equal strength... intensity does!, Work the thumb..it's half your grip. Overwork and too frequent training bouts shorten grip careers, Supporting or holding strength is the most needed, applied grip strength componant in sports AND every day life. RS

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 08:19 AM

Progress = Consistency + Intensity

Give it your absolute all each and every time. Never finish a workout saying, "I wish I put more into that last set." Do it to it, get it done, and enjoy the benefits of your hard labor.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 08:33 AM

Heavy Deadlifts (should be done by all) before bending will give you PR's.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:19 AM

Extensor work & finger walking "both directions." are very,very,very,very important.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:26 AM

Pool chalk is not the same as climbing or lifting chalk!! Even when the clerk says so...

http://www.gripboard...showtopic=12333

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:30 AM

..seek the knowledge of those whom have walk the path u desire....


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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:51 AM

set goals both short term and long term

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 10:00 AM

For a shot in the grip, work your regular workout first before your grip work. Squats, deads, press, curls, etc. A good nervous system stimulation.