Pull-ups and Thick Grips.

by Graham
(UK)

Pull-ups are my strongest exercise - pronated wide grip behind the neck, and pronated medium grip to the sternum. Recently I thought I'd incorporate grip training into my routine, so I tried Fatgripz; result - instead of sets of 15 weighted pulls, one measly pull before my hand slipped off the grip, and the Fatgripz rotated too easily around the pull-up bar. No improvement on subsequent training days, and a nagging sore joint at the base of my thumb. My hands are small - just too small for Fatgripz.

So I tried Iron Bull Tgrip 2's. They are only about a quarter inch smaller in diameter than Fatgripz, but that quarter inch made all the difference - I could straight away do a bodyweight set of 8, and there is very little slippage around the gym bar. This is what I needed - rather than turning the pull-up into a grip exercise, I was able to train my grip on my warm up set, and hit my lats as well. I may try to graduate to Fatgripz in a few months time, but the TGrips are exactly what I need now as an introduction to thick bar training.

If you have small hands and are thinking about thick bar training, you might like to try the true grips first

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