Bitch Wrists

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by The Lower Horn, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. So i have little girly wrists, they don't help me pack some wallop into my punches what can be done about this? i've tried hand grips but nothing. your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Blockweights + Thickbar + Levering a sledgehammer + searching for 2 minutes before starting a thread = lower arm strength.

    What kind of grippers are you using?
     
  3. the extra heavy ones.
     
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    Sooo... uhh.. where did you get them? Sporting goods store? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're using shitty plastic grippers. If you're serious about gripper training you're going to need some heavier grippers. Get the Captain of crush trainer, #1, and #2, learn what a real gripper feels like.
     
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    Yeah, i've been training with the heavy duty ones too.

    In all seriousness, I used a hacksaw and cut a hunk out of my COC #1. Damn, it's difficult to close now.
     
  6. yeah at a local sporting goods store. they were the heaviest there. i'll look into the tougher ones. as for some of the other stuff you mentioned can you explain them a little. not too familiar with them.
     
  7. Have the been working for you?
     
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    you sporting goods store grippers suck. Do yourself a favor and do what I said to do, go to www.ironmind.com right now and order yourself some captain of crush grippers (trainer, 1, and 2) and a copy of "mastery of hand strength" and get started. while they're being delivered go back to the sporting goods store and beat the clerk to death with that plastic piece of shit gripper they sold you and then buy the second heaviest hex dumbell you can pick up by grabbing a head in each hand with an overhand grip. Take it home, chop of the heads, and BAM instant blockweights.

    Now, go to the hardware store and get an 18 inch 3/4" steel black pipe, a less than a foot of 3" PVC, two 3" end caps, a 30" galvanized 3/4" black pipe, 1 3/4" steel end cap, 1" of rubber hose with a interior diameter of 1" and a hose clamp that fits around it... now go to my site and learn to make a thick Dumbell. Then put the end cap on the end of your 30" pipe, slide a plate or two all the way to the end (5-10 lbs) and then slide your hose and hose clamp in place to pin the plates against the cap (poor man's weight collar. You may want to replicate this two more times to produce weight collars for your new thick DB).

    You now have: two blockweights (for overhand tosses from hand to hand, snatches, cleans, farmers walks, etc.), a thick Dumbell (for snatches, cleans and presses, deadlifts, etc.), an adjustable "hammer" for levering, 3 grippers that are tougher than ANYTHING you're going to find in a sporting goods store, and one of two definitive books on hand strength (the other one also by brookfield and available on ironmind.com) that will tell you how to use it all. BITCH WRISTS BE GONE!

    You can thank me later.
     
  9. wow, thanks man.
     
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    Are there routines out their for grippers or do you just go nuts on them for x minutes a day?
     
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    Yeah, one highly effective routine for grippers has been KTA. However I cannot personally attest to it's legitimacy because I haven't tried it myself. Personally I find that lots of volume (in the form of singles) in a time limit is the best way to go. When you can hit 40-90 singles per hand in 20 minutes, it's time to file your gripper's handle or chop the handles a little shorter.
     
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    How often?
     
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    1-2 times a week. 1-2 time a day I pick up my gripper and play with them without monitoring my sets or anything. the other 3-5 days a week I hide them from myself.
     
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    Thats pretty sweet. I should pick one of the grippers up; I'm getting ready to start training for the fire and rescue service academy in 6 months and one of the fitness tests is a grip one measured by a dynometer (sp?).
     
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    haha those cost a pretty penny..i wonder if they have one of those things at the gym? i want to be like Oddjob from the James Bond movie where he can crush a golfball with his hand
     
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    good luck with that. Brookfield can tear a tennis ball and crush a potato... but that's as good as it gets I think. Maybe you could learn to crack a walnut.
     
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    being able to tear a phonebook would be badass
     
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    guy could probably tear someone's scalp off.
     

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