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Grip training with gloves on

Posted in Grip training on November 23, 2012 by grippernut

1. RT with thin work gloves

R: 6 x 70 kg
L: 4 x 70 kg

– idea behind gloves is to tax the grip more and especially fingertips, plus allow lightening the load for my elbows for a while

2. Inch trainer

6 x 1 x 57 kg both hands

– felt insanely hard after RT

3. Axle rows DU grip with thin work gloves

3 x 8 x 70 kg


Somehow feeling weak at the moment with everything. It is not that I haven’t recovered well enough. I may have to kick it up a notch, Might train grip tomorrow as well. As something I did on the side of everything I did short distance farmers walk pinching two 15 kg plates with both hands at the same time. That felt surprisingly easy. Might be closer to pinching my real slippery 20 kg plates than I have thought. They are coated with some stupid substance that only gets more slick if you apply chalk.


RT with gloves on

Posted in Grip training on November 19, 2012 by grippernut
1. RT volume work
R: 11 x 80 kg
L: 8 x 80 kg
2. Plate wrist curls
R: 3 x 1 x 15 kg, 5, 4 x 10 kg
L: 2 x 1 x 15 kg, 5, 3 x 10 kg
3. RT with thin work glove
R: 4 x 70 kg
L: 1 x 70 kg
RT with gloves on might be the next thing I start working on as a first exercise on some days. It feels as if more fingertip pressure is required. Overestimated the weight I could do after normal RT and plate wrist curls

RT work again

Posted in Grip training on November 16, 2012 by grippernut


Not been as lazy as lack of updates make this log appear. Forgot to post Wednesday’s grip workout (most of it was high volume dynamic thumb). But trained again today:

1. RT singles

Right hand: Got up to 100 kg good lift, felt very good so went straight up to 109 kg and got air with it for a PR in “getting air”-department.

Left hand: Went up to 94 kg good lift. Don’t remember if it is better than my recent lifts but I am not that thrilled about my left hand anyway, so will not bother to check if it is a PR or not. I am training my left equally hard but it always drags a little behind.

2. RT rep work

85 kg x 8 with right hand, x 6 with left hand

80 kg x 6 with right hand, x 5 with left hand

3. Plate wrist curls

Went for singles with 15 kg plate and got a few of them with both hands. Felt really hard but it is a PR.


Posted in Grip training on November 3, 2012 by grippernut

1. RT

100 kg milestone

2. Thick DB

Worked up to 81 kg attempts

3. Barbell wrist curls

8,6,6 x 70 kg

4. Reverse wrist curls with homemade formulator

12 x 7,5 kg
5 x 10 kg
5 x 10 kg

Thick bar work continues

Posted in Grip training on October 31, 2012 by grippernut


1. RT max effort work

– got air with 104, 2 kg
– almost full lift with 100,2 kg
– 3 reps with 94 kg with right hand, also got air with left hand

All PR’s.

2. Manus Grip DO deadlift

– worked up to 150 kg single. PR

3. Axle DU grip rows

4 x 100 kg
3 x 100 kg
3 x 100 kg

Notes: Finally got another pair of 15 kg plates that fit on my axle. Those rows were the hardest part of this workout for my grip. Will have to keep working on that.

All kinds of PR’s

Posted in Grip training, Progress on October 26, 2012 by grippernut

1. RT singles

Went very well, happy with getting air 4 times with 100 + kg weights.

2. Barbell wrist curls

Maxed with 85 kg PR

3. Inch trainer

Non-stop lifts with 57 kg alternating hands after each single until it
stayed glued to the floor. Got up to 17 lifts with right hand and 15
with left.

Notes: seriously thinking about sticking to training grip only 2 times a week. Felt very well recovered and strong. Still work to do to get full 100 kg RT lift, but at least those weights are not glued to the floor anymore. Mentally it is huge.

Thick handle training

Posted in Grip training on October 22, 2012 by grippernut

1. RT max test

Went up to 99,4 kg and got good air under it, as video shows.

2. Inch Trainer

5 x 57 kg both hands

Went up to 67 kg, kept on trying it for a few singles.
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands

3. RT Volume work

R: 15 x 80 kg PR!
L: 11 x 80 kg PR!

Went all out on this volume work. Damn I will feel that tomorrow!


I have quickly started to like the off set db (Inch Trainer). Seems to carry over nicely to RT AND it certainly hits wrists as well. I’d go as far as saying it is perhaps the best piece of equipment for all-around grip gains. Put too much weight on it this time though.

Of course my RT PR’s are also the result of forced rest due to flu. My forearms felt well recovered before this workout. Feels good to be back training.