I agree with the too many reps part, it does shit for actual grip strength. I used to do them all the time with the 1 because an internet guru said it was a great idea and it was a huge waste of time. I can close the #1 all day long with my left hand, then I tried the #2 after awhile and I could barely close it, which is where I started from. After working with the #2 for a few days I could close it for reps.[/quote]
With some guys, they take all their effort and energy repping out an easy gripper, and then when it comes time to try to close their goal gripper, here’s nothing left in the tank.
They blew all their strength with repping a lesser gripper. I see it all the time.
I made the mistake myself when I started grip training years ago. I would waste my time with the Trainer or #1, then when it’s time to close the #2 - forget it.
It’s only when I started with my #2 during a grip workout did I close it. I went completely cold and all my strength was there, which is what I wanted.[/quote]
Yep, though I would start cold with the #2 and still not get anywhere when I was trying to “train” my grip with the #1. Your grip strength is pretty finite, if you “warm up” with reps on a #1, I doubt you could easily close a #2, even if you can close the #2 for reps. Reps with grip trainers for whatever reason just doesn’t seem help with grip strength(but maybe endurance?). It seems like once you can close whichever gripper you are on, time to start trying the next one and so on.