Sunday, December 28, 2008

Blockweights for Grip work

I have seen and read many articles about grip strength. One that I have been wanting to try is the Blob lift. The "Blob" is a York dumb bell head cut off a normal dumb bell and pinch lifted up for a wide grip pinch piece of equipment. This will help your pinch lift directly helping strengthen your thumb which is the main part of your hand to conduct the pinch lift. As I do not want to mess with my York Dumb bells I chose this rusted up Hex Dumb bell for a trial run. This was cut off a 45lb dumb bell and now weighs in at 22lbs. It is a good start for my first block weight and plan to cut some bigger ones soon.

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