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Old 09-09-21, 12:20 PM  
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A physical therapist tested my grip strength with a spring gadget. I bet you could find something like that online.
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Old 09-13-21, 11:18 AM  
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better grip strength is associated with lower risk of death from heart disease.
Holy (bleep). I better get a grip--ASAP!
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Just wanted to say hi to Garrie....... and now I want clubs.
Hi Bee! I'm still around and pop in whenever I can.
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Old 09-13-21, 11:22 AM  
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I should work on my grip strength more cause right now when I get to heavy deadlifts, say anything over 180-200lbs I use my hooks. I'm not ever planning on competing so its ok. But really I should try to increase my grip strength.
Wow--I want to be you! Right now the heaviest I've deadlifted was around 110 during Mesocycle 3 of STS. I try to start without the hooks/straps then use them when I need them.
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Old 09-13-21, 11:28 AM  
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I'm not ready to take the plunge on Indian Clubs.....yet....

At Walmart a few days ago I bought the three pack of Spri gel balls and the lightest resistance one is a beast for me. I'm try to do squeezes (holds, singles, and pulses) everyday, several times throughout the day. And also doing the finger spread with a rubber band around my fingers. Maybe add in a set of farmer carries 1-2x per week (either with dumbbells or my heaviest KB which is 35 lbs.).
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Old 09-13-21, 11:31 AM  
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You can always load up a suitcase and carry that around for a bit. It's also good to do some exercises with uneven loads.
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At Walmart a few days ago I bought the three pack of Spri gel balls and the lightest resistance one is a beast for me. I'm try to do squeezes (holds, singles, and pulses) everyday, several times throughout the day. And also doing the finger spread with a rubber band around my fingers. Maybe add in a set of farmer carries 1-2x per week (either with dumbbells or my heaviest KB which is 35 lbs.).
what a coincidence - i bought this set too, but to use for facial ball-rolling (ala Yamuna and others). i put them in a bowl in the frig to make them cold for more soothing effect. they've got the right amount of "sponginess" yet useful for doing grip strength. i've also used them for grip-strength moves.
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The exercises that tax my grip strength are heavy lifts, like deadlifts, and so are at the beginning of my workout while I'm still fresh. My deadlift is almost always limited more by grip strength than anything.

Hanging is useful too, especially if you do it until your grip fails. I hang every morning after my 7 minutes of Qigong. It's part of my morning routine.
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I also find if I put my thumb over my middle and index fingers, I can last a little longer.
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Old 09-16-21, 01:23 PM  
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The exercises that tax my grip strength are heavy lifts, like deadlifts, and so are at the beginning of my workout while I'm still fresh. My deadlift is almost always limited more by grip strength than anything.

Hanging is useful too, especially if you do it until your grip fails. I hang every morning after my 7 minutes of Qigong. It's part of my morning routine.
Yes hanging is a great way to increase strength. I need to start doing this again. Also you can use those rubber bar covers that increase the diameter of your dumbbell grip. I have some but never use them! This is the original brand I think but I have a less expensive version and they come in different sizes. https://www.amazon.com/Fat-Gripz-One...77H11LDG&psc=1

You can also try different types of grips- open hand on the weight part of a hex dumbbell or a pinch grip-by pinching a plate between you thumb and index finger. You can use these grips while walking with the weights or do rows and other exercises where you would normally hold the weight from the center portion. At one point this was a regular part of my routine.
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