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Today’s Twitterchat on Pinch Grip Training
Blob50 and York Legacy Blobs

Blob50 and York Legacy Blobs.

Thanks to everyone who joined in today’s twitterchat with Body by Long‘s Bill Long (@bill_long1). It really was a fascinating discussion on the many types of pinch training.
A few highlights :

  • some indirect methods include plate curls, anvil pinch lifts, plate pinch lifts, finger walking using a sledge hammer and many more
  • pinch lifting will help you lift more weight in the long run
  • how would someone who’s just getting into grip strength start?
  • I don’t have a TTK but use some jumper cables with rubber bands on them for direct thumb work
  • pinch lifting has carried over in my lifting by increasing my clean and press, deadlifts, bench an more to hold the bar tight.
  • you can make a blockweight if you don’t have a blob for the same type of movements

Overall it was a great discussion. As there were a number of questions we didn’t get to, the discussion will be continued in a few weeks (date to be confirmed).
In the meantime, here’s a bit more information (and video) on the many things we discussed :

Next week we’ll be continuing the discussion on shoulder injuries and rehab with The Rotater‘s Chris Melton. See you there.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter ( @scottbird ), or add a comment below.



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