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Old 01-19-2008, 02:54 AM
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Default Re: F -- January 18th

Things that have benefited my grip most
1. kettlebell snatches
2. kettlebell swings
3. deadlifts
4. pull-ups

Learn how to deadlift with a hook grip to develop thumb strength.

Farmer's walks with stuff you can find laying around is a good way to strengthen your grip during the summer. I usually spend a few months a year where I work a lot with stones, plywood, cinder blocks, tires, and kegs. Pinch grip farmer's walks with two pairs of 2' x 2', 3/4" plywood is a favorite.

I'm in the early phases of experimenting with farmer's walks using only a few fingers. Do not have a place where I can go heavy with these so I was going to go light and emphasize each finger individually.
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