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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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How to Correct Muscular Imbalances

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Fixing Muscular Imbalances

My friend Rick Kaselj, with whom I worked on Fixing Elbow Pain and Fix My Wrist Pain, has a product which has become an ongoing series called Muscular Imbalances Revealed.

Every August, he puts out a new edition of this program, with new guest experts, and this year he has put out a new installment on correcting issues throughout the body.

The new edition this year focuses on unconventional training tools, and how they can help correct weaknesses and imbalances through the upper body.

Much of the features of this program entail the use of equipment I have talked about often here at

Here are some samples of this Muscular Imbalances Revealed installment:

    Sledge Hammer Training – Great for the Grip, Sledgehammer Training also gets your heart going while also training the core and glutes. It is also a great contrast training methdo for those who perform a great deal of kettlebell work.
    Ring Training – If you have weaknesses in your shoulders, chest, or back, this type of training will find it and correct it. Much more chaotic that training with barbells, benches, and dip stations, Ring Training makes you learn proper stabilization.
    Sled Training – If you aren’t including some type of sled work, they you most likely have not optimized your lover body recovery. This type of training has become a staple for many powerlifters and strongmen all over the world.
    Tire Flipping – One of the Strongman events that creates the most power, this is a great exercise for strengthening the posterior chain as well. The hammies, glutes, andd lower back are much too weak for some people, and this can help correct that.
    Reverse Stretching – Most people don’t stretch enough period. This section shows you how you can perform essential stretching to correct muscle and fascia issues to address flexibility issues that are hindering your strength development. If you have seemingly tried EVERYTHING in order to fix your imbalances and it has not worked, then this just may be the information you need.

Over the course of this week, the authors have put out samples of their portions of the program, and I have assembled them all here for you.

Sledge Hammer Training with Travis Stoetzel

Ring Training with Tyler Bramlett

Tire Flipping with Travis Stoetzel

Reverse Stretching with Isaac Ho

As you can see, this isn’t the same old boring re-hashed B.S. you’ve probably seen 100 times before
. These guys are showing you how you can take unconventional tools and use them to improve your training in ways you might not have thought of before.

To get this program and start viewing it right away, click here = > Muscular Imbalances Revealed: Unconventional Tools.

All the best in your training,