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What Is The Best For Thick Handles?


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I'm going to buy some pvc pipe and don't know what thickness to get. What would you think is the best thickness to work on for supportive strength?

Also, I'm not going to integrade them into my normal workouts for a while since i'm not strong enough with support grip and don't want something that I can load a lot of weight on and becomes a very taxing lift...just a grip workout and maybe for active recovery to the normal workout? any ideas?

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Depends on hand size. if you have a 7 1/2 in. hand, a 2 1/2 in. thick handle wld be good to wk your supportive and crush grip as your thumb and fingers wld be about 1 1/2 in. apart you dont want your fingers and thumb too far apart cause then it would be like working a pinch grip. and if fingers overlap each other too much like with a 1 in. handle then your defeating the purpose of thick bar work.

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Remember the measurement on PVC is from the inside of the pipe. I got a 2" PVC pipe for my farmer's bars and a single handle deadlift contraption and found out the outside is about 2.33". I have 7.25" hands and I've been using this for the farmer's bars with good results and just starting using it for my normal deadlifting. This is a good size for my hands. Hope that helps.

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