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Fat and Snatch Grip?


I've been using Fat Gripz for all of my pulls recently to work on my weak point (grip, obviously). One lift I am wondering about though is the snatch grip deadlift. Is the grip benefits more or less beneficial than regular grip pulls? Any danger in using Fat Gripz in a snatch grip position? I go middle finger on rings (which is reasonably wide given my wingspan).

Thanks for any thoughtful responses.


maybe I’m missing something… what could be dangerous about that?


Nothing is unsafe about it, but if your grip is weak, doing fatgripz is not the end all solution. Grip, being an isometric contraction, is range specific in training it. Working a wider grip will strengthen a wider grip, but not necessarily a narrower grip, such as for a deadlift bar.