women generally have smaller hands than men. It makes sense if you think about it, particularly for women who are a bit, um, less tall. A 5’2″ woman using a regular 28.5mm bar for deadlifts is about the equivalent of a 6’0″ man using fat grips for deadlifts. You’ll get a great grip workout, but would you really use fat grips for ALL of your deadlifts? Of course not – you’d be losing out on so much posterior chain development. So why do we have people with smaller hands lift with the same diameter bar?
Fitness Product Review: True Grip trainer
I would rather train grip strength with suitcase carries and bottom up Kettlebell (KB) work, where in addition to the grip strength, my clients are also getting a great rotary core challenge.
Fitness Product Review: Examine.com Supplement Goals Reference Guide
This is the first in a new series I’m adding to my blog: fitness and nutrition product reviews. If you’re wondering why I’m doing this…