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Best Fat Gripz?


#1

Looking to order some Fat Gripz... Totally new to this concept. What are the best quality and worth getting?


#2

Here's a review by Jedd from Diesel Crew about some of the models out there,


#3

Some guy on here made his own out of the swimming "noodles" kids use at the pool

Probably cost $1 (!!)


#4

If speaking about that specific brand: the orange ones (Extremez!!!1 or whatever) are better than the regular blue ones, I think.

Same shit, just make for a "fatter grip," but it lights up by forearms quite a bit more. Between the two, I'd only recommend the blue ones to a girl or a guy with girlish hands.


#5

I used some foam pipe insulation from the hardware store to create handles for doing parallel bar dips with two barbells. Cost $1.50 for 6' of it, and I used maybe a foot and a half. Label says 'fits 3/4" copper, 1/2" iron'.

There's also higher density rubberized pipe insulation.

This will make the grip thicker, but the foam will compress. For dip handles, it's fine; much gentler than the bare barbells. Would probably work decently for OHP and curls too. Definitely won't work for deadlifts.

But... for less than $2, you can find if it will work for you or not.


#6

That's what I did.

One Pool noodle makes me like 6 individual grips. They wear down after a few months, but I only use them for curls mostly.


#7

Extremes rock (just start out using them sparingly)


#8

Had my fat gripz for over 3 years now and still love them. Use them every time I train. They added so much size to my biceps, forearms and delts (dont ask me how they helped my delts but they make a huge difference). The fat gripz extremes are great too but definitely start with the original (blue) ones. You will probably need a few months with those before you move up to the fat gripz extreme.