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How much do they help with grip while deadlifting?

I have the #1 and #2, and a buddy said he was having trouble with his grip when he gets heavy on deads, I recommended static holds from the chin up bar, and gave him the CoC #1.

I’ll ask him later if it helped, but what do you recommend?

They helped my grip a lot.

so did wrist curls, thors hammer, the rope on a stick thing, and yes, static holds work but I like actively doing something…

I bought the 5 set of heavy grips from ebay a while back and they’re great, I cant remember what the poundages the CoC grippers are but my ones start at 100lbs and increase in 50lb increments.

I think a good way to work on static holds isnt to go for endurance but to work for the same amount of time that you’ll be DLing or whatever. I stick to about 4 secs a rep. I dont see the point in holding yourself on a chinnup bar for a few minutes when a low rep set of deads only goes for like 12-15 sec.

Everyone knows that the mixed grip while DLing will help you move more weight but you can switch to a double overhand for a little while if you wanna work on your grip.

If you want some good stuff on grip strength give DieselCrew.com a browse. They’ve got a youtube channel as well.

I think there is very little carryover from gripper (crushing strength) and deadlifting grip (support grip).

I think crush strength has more to do with your thumb strength.

[quote]Corrosion wrote:
I think there is very little carryover from gripper (crushing strength) and deadlifting grip (support grip).

I think crush strength has more to do with your thumb strength.[/quote]

True. And with grippers, technique will close a bigger gripper.

If you have a very weak grip, then grippers will help. But then, so will just about any grip work. But after a while, working hard at grippers just makes you better at grippers.

Not to hijack this thread, but when I first saw the title, I thought it was going to be about captain crunch.

Im serious.