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Discussion: Grip Training Implements NEEDED for Well-Rounded Grip Strength

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Goran Paulinič
5 minutes ago, FrankSobotka said:

Very unbalanced though. Right hand at least %40 stronger than the left 

And here is the reason why almost all grippers have better crush strength in right hand. The rest of us few balanced ones were good church acolytes when we were young and innocent.

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Goran Paulinič

But I digress ofcourse.

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Mike Rinderle
16 minutes ago, FrankSobotka said:

Very unbalanced though. Right hand at least %40 stronger than the left 

Not if you're playing the field.  Definitely can't stay monogamous! 

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Hopefully
2 hours ago, Goran Paulinič said:

In your trainning log I have seen an excercise you call "ulnar deviation." How that looks like, which implement is involved?

https://exrx.net/WeightExercises/WristFlexors/DBUlnarFlexion

I do it because it helps with setting heavy grippers and is prehab to wrist injuries. 

Also flexor carpi ulnaris _may_ be involved in the amount of power you can produce from your pinky finger, it attaches at the base of your pinky. Somewhat unclear. The muscle is very active during a crushing motion though. 

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Climber028
1 minute ago, Hopefully said:

https://exrx.net/WeightExercises/WristFlexors/DBUlnarFlexion

I do it because it helps with setting heavy grippers and is prehab to wrist injuries. 

Also flexor carpi ulnaris _may_ be involved in the amount of power you can produce from your pinky finger, it attaches at the base of your pinky. Somewhat unclear. The muscle is very active during a crushing motion though. 

Huh, I've never thought of the deviation involved in setting a gripper that's super interesting

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Joseph Sullivan
18 minutes ago, Hopefully said:

https://exrx.net/WeightExercises/WristFlexors/DBUlnarFlexion

I do it because it helps with setting heavy grippers and is prehab to wrist injuries. 

Also flexor carpi ulnaris _may_ be involved in the amount of power you can produce from your pinky finger, it attaches at the base of your pinky. Somewhat unclear. The muscle is very active during a crushing motion though. 

I just gave away this secret in a previous post. See a few back on hammers and using them as gripper strengtheners

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Hopefully
1 hour ago, Climber028 said:

Huh, I've never thought of the deviation involved in setting a gripper that's super interesting

Clever, 

However my wrist is deviated to a big degree while I set, otherwise I can't reach. Since it is deviated, it is therefore involved in setting the gripper yes? 

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53 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

I just gave away this secret in a previous post. See a few back on hammers and using them as gripper strengtheners

I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing. 

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Joseph Sullivan
8 minutes ago, Hopefully said:

I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing. 

It’s part of the equation . You can use it in the fashion for the same thing. The rear hammer lever. You can also open the fingers and close them while flexing the wrist for ulnar deviating. Face levers also do this with the ulnar deviating and pinky component. I think that is why my no set grippers are so easy for me.

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1 hour ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

It’s part of the equation . You can use it in the fashion for the same thing. The rear hammer lever. You can also open the fingers and close them while flexing the wrist for ulnar deviating. Face levers also do this with the ulnar deviating and pinky component. I think that is why my no set grippers are so easy for me.

I see what you mean. 

Yeah, at least it can't hurt. 

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Joseph Sullivan
Just now, Hopefully said:

I see what you mean. 

Yeah, at least it can't hurt. 

So,  a hammer can increase crush drastically if used properly. No actual gripper “needed”. 

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6 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

So,  a hammer can increase crush drastically if used properly. No actual gripper “needed”. 

Sure. 

They are only needed if they themselves are the goal. 

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Goran Paulinič
1 hour ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

It’s part of the equation . You can use it in the fashion for the same thing. The rear hammer lever. You can also open the fingers and close them while flexing the wrist for ulnar deviating. Face levers also do this with the ulnar deviating and pinky component. I think that is why my no set grippers are so easy for me.

What do you mean by "open and close fingers while flexing the wrist?" I do not compute this. If you are holding a hammer you cannot open fingers because hammer will go in the direction of gravity hopefuly not on a foot. :)

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Joseph Sullivan
8 minutes ago, Goran Paulinič said:

What do you mean by "open and close fingers while flexing the wrist?" I do not compute this. If you are holding a hammer you cannot open fingers because hammer will go in the direction of gravity hopefuly not on a foot. :)

Yes you can, you can open the fingers while holding the hammer and then squeeze them closed. Want me to show you? 

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Raymond
8 minutes ago, Goran Paulinič said:

What do you mean by "open and close fingers while flexing the wrist?" I do not compute this. If you are holding a hammer you cannot open fingers because hammer will go in the direction of gravity hopefuly not on a foot. :)

It sounds pretty straight forward to me & good tip too. I've seen Joe lift anvils in flip flops, so I think he'd be pretty safe with a hammer.

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Goran Paulinič
4 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Yes you can, you can open the fingers while holding the hammer and then squeeze them closed. Want me to show you? 

I would like to see that yes!

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Joseph Sullivan

Here is the demo on how to make it gripper specIfic..... keep your eyes on the fingers!! 

 

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Goran Paulinič
4 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Here is the demo on how to make it gripper specIfic..... keep your eyes on the fingers!! 

 

That forearm is level 9000!

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jchapman
39 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Here is the demo on how to make it gripper specIfic..... keep your eyes on the fingers!! 

 

Thanks for the demo.

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Joseph Sullivan
5 minutes ago, jchapman said:

Thanks for the demo.

No problem

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