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Greasing the Groove for Gippers?

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Will “Greasing the Groove” Help Me Close Bigger Grippers

I got a question on my YouTube Channel about Greasing the Groove for Grippers, and I answered it in a recent video.

Mainly, the writer wants to know if the commonly known “Greasing the Groove” method, which is often used for Pull-ups, Push-ups, and other strength maneuvers, can work to help increase crushing strength with Grippers.

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New Gripper Training Program

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Gripper Training Program: Cadence Based Training

Of all the different facets of Grip Training, you ask me about one WAY MORE than the others.

There’s no doubt about it that Gripper Training, developing a monstrous crushing grip, is the most popular type of Grip Training today.

And the one thing I have heard from you over the years is that you needed a program to guide you to your gripper training goals.

You’ve talked to be about your aspirations.

And you’ve talked to me about your frustrations.

You’ve talked to be about your Personal Records.

And you’ve talked to me about your Personal Plateaus.

You’ve told me about your successes, when everything you were doing was working.

And you’ve told me about your injuries, when what you were doing was doing more harm than good.

Well, about a year ago, I decided it was time to finally put together the Gripper Training Program to help YOU ALL attain your goals.

And now, I bring you Cadence Based Gripper Training.

This program is built upon 4 Core Concepts, each designed to help you continually make progress with your grippers, while also helping you stay injury free.

4 Core Concepts of Cadence Based Gripper Training

Purposeful Effort

Every single set, rep and attempt you take in your gripper training must have a purpose. There must be a reason behind it. You should never do repetitions just to meet a quota or hit some rep count. With Cadence Based Gripper Training, the volume is limited to what is necessary. Nothing more, nothing less.

Success Based Training

With Grippers, failure should never become the norm. Too many misses in gripper training creates serious problems. The hand does not get worked properly and glaring weaknesses develop. Before you know it, you are missing more and more. Cadence Based Training is designed to prevent misses and keep you closing grippers with authority.

Erasing All Weaknesses

Often, too much emphasis is placed on the Gripper attempt, when you are squeezing on the handles with the crushing hand. In reality, there are many other weaknesses to be aware of and address to fully maximize your crushing grip capabilities, and Cadence Based Training addresses these opportunities.

Stay Healthy at All Times

For a long time, it’s been clear to me that you have no problem putting the effort into your gripper training sessions. However, it seems that your focus is so intensely fixed on the training, that you often forget to take care of yourself as well. You can’t get stronger when you are hurt. This facet of the Cadence Based Gripper Training Program is designed to ensure that you stay healthy, putting together more quality workouts, and attaining your goals even faster.

I think this program is going to be a breath of fresh air for a lot of people. It is not built on the same principles that other programs have been built on.

Cadence Based Gripper Training is built on becoming stronger on grippers. Bottom Line.

This is the program you need. Grab it today for just $19, during the introductory period.

All the best in your training.


New Product: PUSH and CRUSH Workout

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

If you would have told me two years ago that it would make sense to train lifts that build up the Beach Muscles, like the Bench Press, in order to improve your Crush Grip and close bigger grippers, I probably would have laughed in your face.

But, when I was talking with Paul Knight, official IronMind 3.5 closer and unofficial IronMind #4 closer, and he told me that is what I needed to do in order to spur improvement with my Gripper Training, I said, “OK brother, thanks for the advice.”

Paul Knight, certified IM #3.5 closer
and closer of several #4’s over the years

When someone who is the best in the world at something tells you what he does to improve, you NEED to try it out for yourself, in my opinion.

And that is what Paul is – one of the best in the United States at Grippers – if not the WORLD.

Yesterday, I released PUSH and CRUSH, a workout based entirely upon Paul’s teachings.

It is named PUSH and CRUSH because of the pairing of Upper Body Pushing exercises like Bench Press, Military Press, etc, with CRUSH Grip exercises.

This workout is on sale for $17 this weekend only and then the price goes up, so make sure to pick it up today = > Get PUSH and CRUSH.

All the best in your training.


DVD Review: CRUSH – Total Gripper Domination

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Are you looking for ways to improve your performance with grippers? Do you want to certify on the Captains of Crush, or finish higher at Grip Contests? Then, you should check out my Gripper Training Instructional Video.

Here is a review of the DVD, from Bill Long.

Thanks to Bill for his outstanding review.

When I designed this DVD, I wanted to make it very detailed so that you could literally follow along with the video improve your technique. Everyone has certain portions of gripper technique we need to improve.

Here are some common areas of opportunity that I often coach people on in their gripper training technique:

Gripper Placement

Where you place the gripper in your hand is very important. If you get this part of it wrong, then it has the potential to throw off everything else involved in closing the gripper. Closing big grippers is just as much about technique as is having a smooth jump shot in basketball or having a sweet homerun cut in baseball.

Thumb Training

Believe it or not, the thumb is also very important with grippers. The thumb acts as a base or foundation during the gripper close. Many of the guys closing the big grippers have big, meaty thumb pads which helps keep the gripper in position. But those with thinner hands can close big grippers, if you use your thumb properly, which is something I cover in detail in the video.

Last Two Fingers

Recently, I have read comments, messages, and emails from people discussing how much success they are seeing in their gripper training by putting more focus on training their last two fingers which help finish off the sweep of the gripper handles. Tools are sold to help train these fingers specifically, but I also show a couple of drills we have used in the past for last two finger training. One of them, you can make for about $5. The other one uses block weights. Both are easy to implement in your training without having to move a bunch of stuff around in your training week or having to play around with your volume. Most people will be able to just plug them into what they are already doing.

Mindset / Visualization

Right before you squeeze a gripper, do you think, “Man I hope i close this,” or even worse, “I probably won’t get this, but I will try anyway?” If so, I have some Mindset training at the end of the video that will really help you out.

Grippers are by far the most popular form of grip strength. Grippers are not only used by grip enthusiasts, but also strongman competitors, football players, track and field throwers, and the list goes on. With CRUSH, all of them can take their gripper training to another level.

And remember, Grip Training is multi-beneficial. Not only do you improve your hand strength for better performance on the field, but you also improve your hand strength for the rest of your training, and when you improve your numbers in the rest of your training, that will increase your sporting performance even more.

If you’re going to train with grippers, invest in something that will show you how to do it the right way for the maximum benefit.

All the best in your training,