Both of your hands are made of the same material, so even if you could do this you’d probably break your own hand in the process.
I really dont think thats true… at all. Lets pretend I can deadlift 800 pounds no straps. That means I can grip about 400 lbs. If I then wrap my hand around somebody elses and squeeze with the same amount of force, I’d break their hands.
If what you said was true, people with really strong grips would break their hands when they make a fist, and that definately doesnt happen.[/quote]
You’re right he’s wrong.
But, you’re wrong too relative to your example. The “supporting” grip strength needed to deadlift a heavy weight does not necessarily carry over to the type of “crushing” strength needed when attempting to clamp down on another mans hand.
And to the original poster: I have no idea, but I would guess that it can be done if someone has great “crushing” grip strength and the person that he is shaking hands has a smaller hand and is not able to defend the crushing grip.
Iron Mind has plenty of information on the three main grips strengths:
crushing, pinching and supporting.
Here is the page if anyone is interested:
By the way I love my Iron Mind grippers. And no, I can’t close the #3.