The Essential Fat Grip Adapter for Hardcore Bodybuilders

Fat Grip Adapter

I have to admit, I have only been exposed to fat grip adapters for the past couple of months but in my opinion no bodybuilder should ever be without a pair.  fat grip training

The growth in my forearms and developing a vise-like grip are just some of the benefits I have experienced since incorporating fat grip training.

Weights that once felt heavy now feel so much lighter in my hands, especially when I train without the grips during a set. It’s amazing that all this comes from simply using a thick bar adapter.

Did you know that forcing to grip harder during training activates more irradiation throughout your body making your muscles work even harder?

So what is irradiation?

It’s the principle of contracting a muscle harder by contracting the muscles surrounding it.
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How Thick Bar Training Develops Super Strength and Muscle Growth

Thick Bar Training with TrueGRIPs

Ever heard of the phrase ‘You’re only as strong as your weakest link?’

For bodybuilders, power lifters, strongmen, MMA fighters and athletes it’s generally their grip strength. Unfortunately, most people don’t focus on developing the strength in their hands and forearms. thick bar training

Grip strength happens to be the one thing that may be holding you back from maximizing true strength and muscle development.  While you train so hard on building up all the muscles in your body, grip strength always gets left behind.

It becomes your weakest link.

Now if you think that all you need to do is more wrist curls think again! With almost 35 muscles involved in gripping activities, doing wrist curls will only hit a small percentage of these muscles.

So what can you do?

It’s an old trick that strongmen and bodybuilders used back in the 60’s to achieve amazing strength levels and massive muscle growth.

Today, it’s used by top pro bodybuilders, athletes, MMA fighters, SWAT Teams, and Members of the Military from all around the world.

It’s called Thick Bar Training.

Some of today’s most highly respected strength coaches swear by it. Charles Poliquin, trainer of over 400 Olympic athletes said, “I am a big believer in using thick-handled barbells/dumbbells.”

Thick bars are just like standard barbells and dumbbells, but they’re just thicker. The standard ones have a one inch diameter but with thick bars you’re talking about 2 to 3 inches in diameter.  (Some look more like truck axles) thick bar training grips

I’m sure you would agree with the regular 1 inch bar, it’s pretty simple to wrap your whole hand around and support it in the palm of your hand. But with thick bars it’s a whole new ball game!

With thick bar training you increase muscle fiber activation in your grip, forearm, biceps, and triceps. You’ll develop levels of upper body strength you have never experienced before!

But there is a drawback with thick bars. They are extremely rare to find in local gyms because they are so expensive. The good news is there is an option that can give you the same function as a thick bar but without the big price tag.

It’s called a thick bar adapter (called TrueGrips)

This week I had the opportunity to test out TrueGrips 2.5 (2.5 inch diameter) by Iron Bull Strength and hands down these grips are absolutely the best! They were simple to use, extremely durable, and best of all they hold othick bar training n like a clamp. No free play or worrying about the grips slipping.

During each of my workouts they functioned exactly as if I were using an actual thick bar.  The finger grip grooves and barrel-shaped design provided excellent support. Within seconds I was able to install them so no complaints on convenience and usability.

The TrueGrips are made of high quality polymer designed to withstand thousands of pounds so no worrying about the grthick bar training iron bull strength ips becoming compressed either.

Now I know there are lots of other grips in the market but I’ve found that either I had to squeeze the grips or they would pop off the bar or some models had too small of an inside diameter limiting its use with some of the equipment in the gym.

Some of the other models were simply just a pain in the butt to put on in the first place. This is especially important if you’re doing a drop set where you really don’t have time to mess around.

All in all TrueGrips are my preferred thick bar adapter and best of all they offer a variety of sizes and colors ranging from 2 inches all the way up to 3 inch grips for the hardcore lifter.

Now remember, at first you might have to lower the weights because you’ll be limited by poor hand and grip strength but that’s the whole root of the problem and these grips are the solution.

In a matter of seconds, you can discover the world of thick bar training and access the muscle growth and strength you’ve been missing out on all these years. Thicker bars equal more muscle!

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How To Build Back Muscles Dragon Style

Build Back Muscles

 

In the previous post we covered one of the staple exercises for back training; seated cable rows. In this post we’ll look at a back exercise that develops the middle back, lats, and biceps. build back muscles

This exercise has been used by serious bodybuilders for many years and is a great isolation exercise that spawned off one of the great compound exercises for the back.

It is the T-bar Row Machine.

The T-bar Row Machine is a popular piece of equipment for training the back and can be done either using palms down or palms up depending on what muscles of the back you want to target.

It’s a plate loaded machine and various models include a height adjustment feet plate that supports the chest so stress comes off the lower back and legs.

You can also change your grip by choosing the upper handles for targeting the upper back or using the lower handles for targeting the lower back.

It’s important to really concentrate on squeezing the back muscles when doing this exercise. It’s easy to have your biceps dominate the pull so you may want to use straps to help improve your movement.

If you really want to feel the burn hold the peak contraction for 1-2 seconds for each rep.

Your form is key, be careful not too hyper-extend your back or you can really cause a serious injury.

Here is IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi (The Dragon) doing a heavy set of rows:

We all have our favorite back row exercises such as the standing T Bar Row, Bent over Barbell Row, Bent over Dumbbell Row and Seated Cable Rows but the T-Bar Row Machine is a great exercise to include in your arsenal.

As you progress through your training you’ll get a feel for what works best for you and what methods to incorporate with certain exercises.

For example, with the T-bar Row Machine change from palms down to palms up and incorporate various methods such as drop sets, isometrics, negatives, etc. to really shock the muscles.

Variety is the key since our muscles adapt fairly quickly. Stay tuned for more workout tips!

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Build A Cobra Back With Seated Cable Rows

Seated Cable Rows

One of the most important areas on your physique is the back. Not only does having that cobra lat spread look awesome but a strong back is essential for hardcore training. In bodybuilding you are aiming for three things with regards to back seated cable rows development:

First, it’s the thickness of the upper back (traps). Second, it’s the width of your back (lats). Finally, it’s a highly defined middle and lower back (rhomboids, spinal erectors and lower lats).

In this post we’ll look at a back exercise that develops the traps, lats, and the middle back. This exercise has proven its worth to serious bodybuilders for many years and should be a staple exercise in your back training regimen.

It is Seated Cable Rows.

Seated cable rows are a popular compound exercise for the back and can be done using a v-bar handle, straight bar, or with a rope.

It’s important to really concentrate on pulling your back with your lats when doing this exercise. It’s easy to have your biceps dominate the pull so you may want to incorporate straps to help improve your movement.

Another way to really attack the lats when doing this exercise is to hold the peak contraction for 1-2 seconds for each rep.

Your form is key so don’t round your back as you lean forward and definitely don’t hyper-extend as you pull back or you can really cause a serious injury.

Here is IFBB Pro Roelly Winklaar doing a set of seated cable rows:

We all have our favorite exercises for each body part but exercises such as the seated cable row should be a mandatory exercise in our training arsenal.

As you progress through the various stages of training you’ll understand what works best for you and what methods to incorporate with certain exercises.

For example, with seated cable rows change from using a v-bar handle to a straight bar and incorporate various methods such as negative reps or drop sets as a way to shock the muscles.

Variety is the key since our muscles adapt fairly quickly. Stay tuned for more workout tips!

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How to Break Plateaus With The SST Bodybuilding Training System

Sarcoplasma Stimulating Training (SST)

Having a hard time breaking out of a muscle building plateau?

The good news is you can burst through it when you apply the right training methods. Increasingly used among the European hardcore bodybuilding community, Patrick Tuor’s training method is an innovative concept that helps push through training plateaus and maximize workout effectiveness. sst bodybuilding training system

Developed by veteran IFBB coach and former WABBA world champion Patrick Tuor, this system has recently permitted long time bodybuilder Francisco Corral to take a coveted second spot at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival in the -100 kg category.

Here’s an in depth explanation of the SST method.

Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is defined as an optimization of non-contractile elements and fluids. This hypertrophy results in a muscle mass increase without a strength increase.

Consistently applying the SST method for extended training cycles results in an increase of the connective tissue’s endosomial fibers, a higher glycogen retention – 1 gram of glycogen generates 3 grams of water retention- than traditional workout methods.

Pumps and circulatory blood are enhanced tremendously.

To get a better picture of how exactly an SST workout is done and to witness the incredible pumps a bodybuilder can achieve, take a look at the following video where Patrick Tuor performs an SST biceps set:

The Sarcoplasma stimulating training is a unique method based on Patrick Tuor’s extensive coaching experience. Gathering data from top IFBB athletes, Patrick Tuor has come up with an exclusive recipe that is used by today’s top bodybuilders.

If you want better pumps, more intensity and more muscle mass, no other training method will put more stress on your muscles than this.

Do you think you have what it takes to endure an SST workout?

Undoubtedly, this method is a potent weapon in a bodybuilder’s arsenal to overcome hard to break plateaus and muscle adaptation.

Remember, the key to more size for most trainees is boosting the sarcoplasm, the energy fluid in the muscle fibers. That takes long tension times and/or shorter rests between sets.

What about getting stronger?

Strength indicates that you are primarily building the myofibrils, the FORCE-generating strands in the muscle–not necessarily sarcoplasmic size. And it appears that the myofibrils are secondary when it comes to muscle mass.

Scientists are beginning to believe that the sarcoplasm is the major player in creating ultimate muscle size. So if you’re interested primarily in getting BIGGER, you need to stress that energy fluid more.

This is exactly what SST is all about.

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