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Back at the beginning of the year I was having trouble with grip strength and pain in tops of my forearms while lifting so I ordered up the 100 lb. training gripper and can now crush that thing pretty well for 20-30 reps at a time.

It was so much fun that I've moved on up to the 140 lb grippers, with calluses to show for it and am going to keep on going and try to make it to the serious resistance levels.

Anyone besides me doing these things?
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Did you ever do any holds or plate pinches before ordering them? I've debated them in the past, but I can't seem to bring myself to pay.
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I've got the Trainer and #1. I bought them a few years back when I was having grip problems deadlifting. I started using them in between lifting days and also started doing double overhand grip on deads until my grip gave out and then switching to over/under. It worked.
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i use the #200 at work and it's gotten pretty easy. i also do over/over on deadlift to help with grip until i have to switch to over/under. i also do pinches and holds for time sometimes.
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Did you ever do any holds or plate pinches before ordering them? I've debated them in the past, but I can't seem to bring myself to pay.

I've never really done any grip exercises in the past. Here lately is the only time I have ever had any problems holding onto things.
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i really want to try these, i tried my dads but it must have been welded open cause i couldn't make it move. how hard are the 100lbs ones. i can bench 185 for a set of 3 usually and do a lot of push ups and dips. would the 100lbs be too much for me to start off with?

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i really want to try these, i tried my dads but it must have been welded open cause i couldn't make it move. how hard are the 100lbs ones. i can bench 185 for a set of 3 usually and do a lot of push ups and dips. would the 100lbs be too much for me to start off with?
Possibly. All the guys in my office tried the 100 lbers. and none of them could close it once except for a 260 lb. dude. None of them lift though.

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i really want to try these, i tried my dads but it must have been welded open cause i couldn't make it move. how hard are the 100lbs ones. i can bench 185 for a set of 3 usually and do a lot of push ups and dips. would the 100lbs be too much for me to start off with?
You can always find them used online, just buy the trainers and buy/sell your way up.
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I had a friend use them after a motorcycle wreck. He shattered some bones in his hand and had a few pins in it for a while. His grip now is better than before the wreck!

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I have 100lb gripper, I can close it for a good amount of reps, but then again I don't always use it. I'm sure the 140 would be real rough, how are you doing with that one? One of my buddies just went to the 237, that shit is ridiculous.. the guy would probably one hand a stinger missile.
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I have 100lb gripper, I can close it for a good amount of reps, but then again I don't always use it. I'm sure the 140 would be real rough, how are you doing with that one? One of my buddies just went to the 237, that shit is ridiculous.. the guy would probably one hand a stinger missile.
I got it for 11 times today. I can easily rattle off 25 with the 100 lb. You'd be suprised at how fast you build up to them. My forearms are sore though. Last week when I first got it I was good for about six times. I'm closing it up until the handles touch and then doing a controlled release for each rep. I figure I will order the 180 lb near the end of the year.

I've also noticed that arm position plays a role. Squeezing them while your arm is at 90 degrees is different than squeezing them when your arm is extended, it works your forearms in different ways.

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see if you can bust a can of brisk lemon ice tea open. i have ALWAYS wanted to do this.
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see if you can bust a can of brisk lemon ice tea open. i have ALWAYS wanted to do this.
Last time I did it I was in Missouri visiting my parents and ended up cutting the holy shit out of the webbing on my hand, needed stitches.
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I got it for 11 times today. I can easily rattle off 25 with the 100 lb. You'd be suprised at how fast you build up to them. My forearms are sore though. Last week when I first got it I was good for about six times. I'm closing it up until the handles touch and then doing a controlled release for each rep. I figure I will order the 180 lb near the end of the year.

I've also noticed that arm position plays a role. Squeezing them while your arm is at 90 degrees is different than squeezing them when your arm is entended, it works your forearms in different ways.
Notice any difference in forearm size?
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Notice any difference in forearm size?
Not that I have noticed.
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Rattled off 15 reps of the 140s for a few sets this week. Coming along real nice.
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Rattled off 15 reps of the 140s for a few sets this week. Coming along real nice.
If you still have the trainer, I would be interested in it.

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If you want to sell the 100, I'll take it off your hands.
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I might sell it later but I am using it still. I crank off a few sets of the 140 until failure and then go down to the 100 and hammer away just to get more reps in. I'm sure I'll quit using it pretty soon though.

You can get them for $27 shipped from Ironmind.com.
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So you've noticed a lot stronger grip but no change in size on your forearms?

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So you've noticed a lot stronger grip but no change in size on your forearms?
Pretty much
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do any of these things adjust for hand size?
id like to get a set to improve for dirt bikes grip/ forearms etc.
i'd never be able to do a 100 though probably.
I was wondering can you adjust how large they are open? or something

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do any of these things adjust for hand size?
id like to get a set to improve for dirt bikes grip/ forearms etc.
i'd never be able to do a 100 though probably.
I was wondering can you adjust how large they are open? or something
Not adjustable. You can "set" it by using your free hand to squeeze it partly closed and then get a better grip on it.
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do any of these things adjust for hand size?
id like to get a set to improve for dirt bikes grip/ forearms etc.
i'd never be able to do a 100 though probably.
I was wondering can you adjust how large they are open? or something
In the grand scheme of grippers, the 100 isn't much. You'd probably be surprised how easy (relative term) it can be.
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I might sell it later but I am using it still. I crank off a few sets of the 140 until failure and then go down to the 100 and hammer away just to get more reps in. I'm sure I'll quit using it pretty soon though.

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Ive had the Sport, Trainer, # 1 and # 2 for a while now. They are pretty cool... Grip strentgh will go up pretty damn quick if you use them dailey..


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