Uh, thanks for your concern, but there are plenty of good reasons for having a strong posterior chain even if my grip is relatively weaker. [/quote]
No there isn’t. it’s about having balance. If your posterior is so insanely strong that you can only stimulate it with weights that you can barely hold onto then it means you grip is weak. Period. this isn’t about your posterior.
this is about your schoolgirl grip. I’m not anti strap (some of my best friends are straps) but I think the vast majority of people who rely on them do so without any thought to the fact that their grip is lagging severely.
Im not bashing you blooey, but you started off this thread by saying and I quote : ``My grip is my weak point.’’ And your solution to addressing this weak point is to work around it rather than improve it. sorry but I just don’t agree.
You would never take the same approach if your shoulders were your weak point or your hamstrings were your weak point. No, you would be looking for ways to bring their strength in line with the rest of your body. But when it comes to the grip, everybody just reflexively reaches for the straps. and what does that do. it just makes the strength imbalance even greater.
So go buy your straps if you want to, but personally I would make grip work a priority instead of relegating it to a couple of static holds at the end of a workout. That’s not reflective of much dedication to improving your grip.
Grip work is just as important as deadlifting, benching and squatting imho and should receive the same effort and attention to detail. Sorry for the rant blooey but this is a touchy subject for me.