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    Where can I buy lifting straps?
    I broke one last week

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    bodybuilding.com but I'd make a significant order to offset shipping costs. Other than that have you tried GNC, popeyes, etc.?

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    I did stop at GNC but the 300lbs girl working there didn't know

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    Originally posted by MarkFJ40
    I did stop at GNC but the 300lbs girl working there didn't know

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    Try Sportschek. They have a couple different ones listed online.

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    Yeah. Popeye's for $12 and I had popeyes bucks to cover some of tthat.

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    supplements canada website.


    takes 2 days - if you cant find some in calg

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    Hook grip

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    Straps are for pussies lol

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    I bought some a sport check. They work just fine, but I feel like a bitch when I use them. Gotta get that grip strength up.

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    Originally posted by sheik_yerbouti
    I bought some a sport check. They work just fine, but I feel like a bitch when I use them. Gotta get that grip strength up.
    Originally posted by heavyfuel
    Straps are for pussies lol

    I agree here

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    Buy some chalk and workout in a gym that allows it.

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    Originally posted by Milk2%
    Hook grip
    This
    Originally posted by heavyfuel
    Straps are for pussies lol
    This
    Originally posted by sheik_yerbouti
    I bought some a sport check. They work just fine, but I feel like a bitch when I use them. Gotta get that grip strength up.
    And this.

    Your broken strap is a message from the Gods, OP. IMO, the best way to lift is without the assistance of belts and wraps. Chalk and preworkout and you're good to go.

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    Originally posted by zipdoa
    Your broken strap is a message from the Gods, OP. IMO, the best way to lift is without the assistance of belts and wraps. Chalk and preworkout and you're good to go.
    I find that my grip is the limiting factor when I'm doing higher rep dumbbell weighted exercises (lunges, step ups, etc) Does chalk make that big of a difference?

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    Originally posted by BrknFngrs


    I find that my grip is the limiting factor when I'm doing higher rep dumbbell weighted exercises (lunges, step ups, etc) Does chalk make that big of a difference?
    There are two weak parts to grip - strength and slippage.

    Chalk will fix the slippage. The strength is up to you.

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    +1 with the comments above. I'd give chalk a try.

    I like to use straps every now and then when I'm feeling lazy, or if my hands are tired. Otherwise, I can grip, and lift heavier with just chalk.

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    Originally posted by sheik_yerbouti
    I bought some a sport check. They work just fine, but I feel like a bitch when I use them. Gotta get that grip strength up.
    Yep..functional strength > mass.

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    You can toss in some heavy carries to up your grip strength. Farmer walks are a great way to increase your grip strength. That and they're an awesome full body exercise as well.

    Originally posted by davidI
    There are two weak parts to grip - strength and slippage.

    Chalk will fix the slippage. The strength is up to you.


    Originally posted by Hallowed_point
    Yep..functional strength > mass.
    Depending on your goals, there are lots of people that just want to be big and don't care so much about strength.

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    Wrist curls, and reverse wrist curls. Let the bar roll right down to your finger tips so every rep involves closing your hand to lift the weight as well as the curl through your wrist. I like farmer carries with the heaviest dumbells you can physically stand on every walk. Get an old spring style bathroom scale and squeeze it with both hands to gauge your improvement.

    My gym doesn't allow chalk so its a good motivator to work on my grip strength. I like to use the fattest bar at the gym for deadlifts, and am trying to double overhand the bar on every lift. I have to go with the mixed grip at the higher weights still but I'm improving slowly. Being in the trades helps with my grip strength too.
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