The REAL reason your grip is WEAK

Strength Training 2 min Read

Written by

Keith Hansen

You’ve got a weak grip.

Someone told you to just keep deadlifting and your grip will become strong. Someone else said as long as you never use straps you’ll have massive forearms.

The problem is that none of that shit is working.

The answer?

Start training your grip

Spend real time each week training your grip. No, don’t deadlifts to train your grip. Deadlifts are for the posterior chain. Set aside time every week to actually TRAIN YOUR GRIP.

The REAL REASON your grip is WEAK is because you don’t give it the attention it deserves.

Buy a pair of grippers. Not those pieces of junk from the local sporting store. I mean buy real grippers, like the Captain’s of Crush grippers, or even the cheaper version.

These suckers are Serious. How Serious? If you can close a #3 CoC you get official recognition and certification. They provide different levels of resistance and you can progress through them.

Which should you start with? We own the Captain’s of Crush Grippers so I can only speak for their ratings. I recommend if you have a 200lb deadlift start with the 60lb(guide). If you have a 300lb deadlift start with the 80lb(sport). If you have a 400lb deadlift start with the 100lb(trainer). If you have a 500lb deadlift start with the 120lb(0.5).

Keith Hansen

Keith was an All-State wrestler in high school and in 2007 hung up his singlet to attend Florida State University to pursue a B.S. in business management. He wasn't sure what industry he wanted to be involved in at the time, but soon realized after graduating in 2011 that fitness was the ever-constant activity in his life. Keith began studying to become a personal trainer and in 2013 earned the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Personal Trainer certification. After a short stint as a big box gym trainer he realized he wanted to bring something different to Tallahassee. Keith competes in Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Crossfit.