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Old 01-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #21
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Too bad you don't live by me. There is a place that is American made and sells their own for much cheaper. Quality is great


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What is it called? There's cheaper sleds out there but I like how compact this one can be when you remove the poles


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What is it called? There's cheaper sleds out there but I like how compact this one can be when you remove the poles. These are all American made too.


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Old 01-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #24
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My grip strength sucks, still at the gym and just ordered a .5 captain of crush gripper.
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My grip strength sucks, still at the gym and just ordered a .5 captain of crush gripper.
Swear this forum is good for most businesses. We're all getting supple leopard, fat gripz, and the captain crushers


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This forum cost me a few grand in BMW mods 8-10 years ago, might as well spend some money on me now.
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About to order some lifting straps.

Anybody experienced with cotton and/or leather lifting straps? Pros/cons of each?
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for deadlifts? Does the over under grip really not work well enough?
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for deadlifts? Does the over under grip really not work well enough?
It doesn't. Plus I want to switch to hook grip sooner than later (you know why), and don't want to put excessive pressure on the forearms. I plan to use over-under exclusively for dl pr attempts.

Oh, and I need 3 items to choose for free shipping from Rouge, and straps will allow me to order two more: another CoC plus some chalk haha!
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Gotta love Amazon, my COC gripper came today, the .5 is pretty tough, just tried it a couple times but I was worried it wouldn't be enough, I think this will be perfect to start with.

I think someone got dwass the 1.5, that thing must be ridiculous.
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Gotta love Amazon, my COC gripper came today, the .5 is pretty tough, just tried it a couple times but I was worried it wouldn't be enough, I think this will be perfect to start with.

I think someone got dwass the 1.5, that thing must be ridiculous.
Yeah, that was me As I said in the other thread, I underestimated these little fvckers. I would get him a 1 or a 0.5 if I knew better.
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All this CoC talk got me to start using mine again today. 25 reps with each hand done so far today in sets of 5 with my #1
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All this CoC talk got me to start using mine again today. 25 reps with each hand done so far today in sets of 5 with my #1
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This times a million! Strengthen your forearms and grip and keep your body in balance. I really don't believe in using wraps unless you're moving around like 500+ pounds. Using wraps to move more weight is like throwing your back into your curls, bouncing the bar off your chest on bench or not going to parallel on squats. You're just cheating yourself. It's your bodies natural way of saying "hey, you're unbalanced, you can't proceed until you fix this"
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This times a million! Strengthen your forearms and grip and keep your body in balance. I really don't believe in using wraps unless you're moving around like 500+ pounds. Using wraps to move more weight is like throwing your back into your curls, bouncing the bar off your chest on bench or not going to parallel on squats. You're just cheating yourself. It's your bodies natural way of saying "hey, you're unbalanced, you can't proceed until you fix this"
May I ask how you came up with that number? Referring to 500lbs.
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This times a million! Strengthen your forearms and grip and keep your body in balance. I really don't believe in using wraps unless you're moving around like 500+ pounds. Using wraps to move more weight is like throwing your back into your curls, bouncing the bar off your chest on bench or not going to parallel on squats. You're just cheating yourself. It's your bodies natural way of saying "hey, you're unbalanced, you can't proceed until you fix this"
I don't agree with this at all. Yea we should all make sure our grip is great but if you can train almost your entire body with a lift and the one thing stopping that is your grip, I say use the straps. Just make sure you're doing everything I'm your power to get that grip strength up while using the straps. Regularly check your grip to see if improvements are happening.

Your body doesn't know it's unbalanced which I don't even think this is a good example of being unbalanced. It's not like he's pressing and the right arm is throwing the weight up faster than the left. Think of this. You really need to train for a run and you don't have shoes and the black top is too hot to run on. Do you say ehh I'll train my feet to deal with it or do you go out and get some shoes now?

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Maybe its a lack of experience with them but I found straps to make me feel like I'm gripping too wide of a bar. I try straps and just feel very unable to really grab that thing. When I smother my hands in lifting chalk I feel like its really locked in there not going anywhere.
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