Well ZEB, I would primarily be using it towards powerlifting since I can deadlift alot more with straps, being that my grip is my weakpoint. Also, while doing chinups, my grip gives out way before my back and bi’s.
If you would be willing to put a program together, if the excersizes listed already arent enough, that would be great. thanks.
And Imjudek: arm wrestling is more rotators in your arm, not primarily biceps. I beleive there are a few articles on rotator cuff strength on the site. [/quote]
As you know there are different exercises for the different kinds of grip strength that you desire.
I purchased some Iron Man Grippers several years ago and at one point could close the #2 Gripper six times in a row. This did not help my Pull-up or Deadlift grip one bit! Interesting huh?
In order to help my Pull-up grip I found that nothing was more effective than hanging from the bar for a time count. At the end of each workout I would hang from the bar for as long as possible. I did this for two sets.
To imporve my Deadlift grip I used a thick handle barbell. (You can make one if you don’t already own one). I would simply hold the thick handle bar with with about 200lbs. on it (adjust weight for your own strength level). for as long as I could. I also did two sets for this exercise at the end of each workout.
For a more in depth look at grip training, Mr. Chad Waterbury has written a very helpful article below:
After you are done reading about how to increase your grip strength, here is a little article on how increasing your grip strength may cause osteoarthritis. I know, no one wants to read about this stuff, but I think it’s a reality:
Good luck with your grip training,