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Juniata Strength Clinic 2017 Highlights

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

2017 Juniata Strength and Conditioning Clinic

Last week, I attended the 2017 Juniata College Strength and Conditioning Clinic. Of all the years I’ve attended, and I’ve been to I think ALL but 2 since it first took place in 2000, this was one of the best, in my opinion!

Today, I went through y notes and compiled a list of all my biggest take-aways from the clinic, and shot a video covering them all.

2017 Juniata Strength and Conditioning Clinic
Part 1

2017 Juniata Strength and Conditioning Clinic
Part 1

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topics I cover, and of course let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you enjoy it.

All the best in your training,


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This Week in Grip – Episode 17 – 5/21/17

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

This Week in Grip

Allen Heineck and I talk about the latest events in Grip Sport, Grip Training, Grip Strength, Hand Strength, Modern Day Oldtime Strongman, and other Feats of Strength.

Will Grip Training Help Build Bigger Forearms?

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Will Grip Training Help Build Forearm Size?

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3 Tips for Building Fierce Forearms

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

3 Tips for Building Big Forearms

For many lifters, the Forearms end up lagging behind in development.

Obviously, no lack of
forearm development here…

The reasons vary, but could be any of the following…

Maybe you’ve relied on straps too much in your training and as a result your forearms just aren’t challenged.

Maybe you’ve been doing the same handful of exercises all the time and need a change.

Or maybe you get locked into doing the same old “light weights for lots of reps” approach, because either that’s what you were told to do, or it used to work before so you just kept on doing.

Regardless of the cause, here are 3 things you can start doing in order to get bigger forearms.

1. Start Training for Strength

Maybe the problem is that your forearms are on the weaker side.

Try bumping up the weights and setting yourself a goal for hitting a specific strength mark in your forearm training.

This will force you to change up your approach and can result in improved forearm development.

2. Start Training More Movements

Your forearms are capable of a LOT of different movement patterns.

Unfortunately most lifters only train a couple of these patterns.

This neglect of key motions can be a BIG contributor to stalled forearm gains.

And once you start plugging these new movements back in, you’ll start seeing growth again.

3. Think More Wrist

It does no good to have a weak, brittle, fragile set of wrists. The wrists NEED to be trained hard and completely, too.

Training the wrists for both strength and volume will built those sick serpent-like sinews that run alongside the bones in your forearms.

When those wrist postural muscles get built up, that’s when your forearms really POP and start to look truly FIERCE.

So, are you ready to build some bigger forearms?

If so, you need to check out my new Workout of the Month: Fierce Forearms.

If doing High Volume forearm work was all that was needed, then EVERYBODY would have big, bulbous forearms.

You’ve got to attack the forearms the right way in order to see sustained growth.

Don’t use the caveman approach and think the harder you work in the gym and the more time you spend there, the bigger your forearms will get.

For best results, you want to train the forearms like you would the rest of your body.

This means different angles with different loads, rep speeds, and other variables…

And that’s what my Fierce Forearms workout is all about <= Grab your copy right now.

All the best in your training.


Pain Free Pull-ups: How to Do Pull-ups Without Elbow Pain

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Elbow Pain can ruin your workout. When elbow pain gets in the way of your training like this, it can be hard to see the results that you want from your workout. To avoid elbow pain in my training, there are several handles that I use INSTEAD of doing them on the actual Pull-up Bar. This video shows you the handles I use to reduce elbow pain and make my Pull-ups virtually pain free.

Here are links to buy the devices shown in the video for pain free Pull-up training, as well

The Back Bull: I love this thing. It goes onto the bar easy and allows for both a near-overhand or near-underhand position, depending on which muscles you want to emphasize.

Perfect Pull-ups: Unfortunately, I can no longer find Perfect Pull-ups for sale. However, there is a tool out there called Stamina Rotating Handles that look very similar. What’s nice about these is that they allow for a bit wider grip.

Grapple Grips: To my surprise, I can not find these handles anymore either. That’s a shame because these handles could be used for Dumbbell Rows and Cable Rows, as well. A similar device you might want to try is the Grandfather Clocks from Rogue Fitness

Metolius Rock Rings: These tools are made for training the hands for the demands of climbing, but with the way they swivel while hanging from a bar, the make Pull-ups much more comfortable for the elbows.

All of these handles are very effective at reducing the pain you feel when doing Pull-ups and Chin-ups. If your back training seems to be suffering due to elbow pain, then give one of these a try and see if they can be effective at reducing elbow pain from Pull-ups as much as they have been for me.

Any questions on these tools, feel free to ask via the comments section below, email, or message.

All the best in your training.


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