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#1 OFFLINE   ChimpGrip

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:59 AM

I've been doing clean and presses with my homemade 3 1/2 thick barbell. I do NOT have big hands, so it is extremely difficult to hold on to.

Does doing cleans with such a thick bar serve much benefit to my grip?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

Do it for a couple years and report back.  Questions like this will all answer themselves with some time. 


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

Will do. I meant to say 3 1/2 inch diameter

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

If I could only do one grip exercise it would be axle cleans. Biggest bang for your buck IMO

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:35 PM

3 1/2 in axle thats insane, what kinda weighy you pullin?

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:02 PM


Right now I can do 90 lbs, I did that in my workout yesterday. Though I think I can probably do more. what makes it so hard is that my hands are not big at all, and are probably considered small compared to most grown men. my original goal was just to deadlift big weight on but now I'm doing the clean and presses too.

Edited by ChimpGrip, 07 March 2014 - 02:03 PM.