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Anyone Use Lynx Grips?


#1

Hey,

Has anyone every tried these grips and any feedback if any. I have never used any gloves or grips before but i am staring to get some issues with callused ripping and xyema (bad spelling)

Thanks for your feedback


#2

Haven't used them but I've heard good things about them give them a try.


#3

I only use them when I forget my gloves. I still prefer gloves but Lynx is pretty good - non-slip and easy to wipe off after work outs.


#4

The material is provides lots of grip. I like using them for pull ups.


#5

if your callouses are ripping off bc theyre rough try shaving them down with a razor. little trick i learned while pole vaulting in hs


#6

I've been using a pair for a while. I've mainly been using them more to thicken up the bar for certain movements and not so much as something to enhance my grip or prevent callus ripping.


#7

Likewise.

I use them very often, have been for the past year and a bit. I still get calluses, but as for thickening the bar and some extra grip they are great.

If you are after extra grip though, use straps instead.


#8

I love using them for back work. I get sick forearm pumps when I use them, especially on chins. I've tried them a bit on pressing movements, but don't like that quite at much, except for machine pressing.


#9

thanks for the feeback, never thougtht of shaving down the calluses. like most, the added thickening of the bar helps as i got long fingers


#10

Hey man:

I have these after Eric Cressey hyped them up in an article of his from way back - they really do their thing in terms of enhancing grip but honestly I have ditched them for now in favour of going back to just raw lifting with liquid chalk -

For true added bar thickness I go with my TylerGrips (I know, sound like an infomercial) but here you go - www.tylergrip.com - to see what I am talking about.

One caveat IMO is that they are awkward to use in terms of overhead lifting - such as shoulder presses, overhead squats, power cleans, etc. Other than that they are decent.

Lynxgrips shipped to Canada come under $30 or so from the official website IIRC. Prior to any "grip aids" I just stuck to chalk & those round jar opening pads you can get from your local Food Basics supermarket for like $3.00 a pair - they last a few months in the gym and those aren't bad either.

Try not to be the thick sponge guy :stuck_out_tongue: @ the gym


#11

Oooohhh...I like those TylerGrips. I think I'm going to have to give those a shot.

I think I still have a pair of EZ-Grips lying around for thick bar training. I'll have to dust those off and put those back in my bag.

http://www.weighttrainersunited.com/ivankoezgrip.html

They are okay, but I have a feeling the TylerGrips are a lot better. Looks like I'll need to make another order on EliteFTS again soon.


#12

Dark Lord of the Sith:

Get the TylerGrips, they are sweet & torch your forearms & brachialis hard...

I would ditch the EZ-grips, but then again it is personal preference - I have found that when you truly squeeze EZ grips HARD sometimes you disengage the lock mechanism. The ergo grip is great but the lock coming open during a lift is a real downer for me.


#13

i got the lynx for like 7 bucks ats sport check. i saw them mentioned in the article as well.


#14

I believe that's actually why I stopped using them. I got tired of them unlocking during a set. Plus, because of the ergonimic grip, sometimes you'd have difficulty getting in the right position if the ez-grip shifted at all.

I'm definitely ordering up a pair of the TylerGrips.


#15

$7 bucks?! What?! On clearance or seomthing? That is a great price...


#16

yeah i was suprised as well. i might pick up another cause of the price