Are these a meme or will they improve grip strength and forearm size? Are there better exercises?

Are these a meme or will they improve grip strength and forearm size? Are there better exercises?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    /fit/
    but yes and yes

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      >IST

      agreed, but only IST understands the need for man-hands

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why wouldn't they improve your grip strength and associated muscle size? They also make a type where you can turn a knob to adjust the resistance.

    And as for forearms, note that when you bend your wrist in or out, muscles flex on the inside or outside of your forearm, so gripping does not stimulate those and you have to do something else.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Woah

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

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  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes they work. If you like them it's worth getting a good set. You want comfy handles because crushing hard plastic will be miserable for your hands. If you just want to find out if you like them, go to whatever chinkshit supplier you like. I got some at a dollar store that were OK after I trimmed off the knife-sharp plastic mold flashing.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    picrel is better. Stiffer, stronger, whatever. The one's in OP's image are for teenage girls.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dad was a real manly man, would always comment on how dainty my handshake was.
    Every year as school let out he would shake my hand to determine how I'd spend my summer.
    Every summer from 5th to 10th grade was spent cutting scrap sheet metal into strips with tin snips.
    My hands grew strong and hardened.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      FUCK this tool. It's one of the two reasons I hated doing HVAC
      >be me
      >14
      >uncle owns a heating and cooling place near my parents house
      >really a family business
      >my mom works there, as well as a few other uncles, etc
      >sometimes I go out on installs because someone can't come into work
      .png
      >most of the work is ezpz
      >helping move AC units and fetching tools, etc
      >uncle really wants me to get into le Family business
      >trying to teach me what he actually does
      >he's always frustrated
      >"here Anon, just cut this sheet metal where I outlined, I will do the rest"
      >how hard can it be, I've used scissors
      >my child hands start cramping after like two fucking cuts
      >too proud to be a bitch to my uncle
      >by the end of it, every cut is super rough and jagged
      >"don't worry you just need practice"
      >actually retarded with my hands, can't seem to understand how to move the snips and squeeze at the right time to get a proper cut
      >after maybe 50 installs over 3 years, still can't cut a straight line to save my life
      >feel like a prissy gay
      To this day, whenever I see a pair of snips, I am reminded of my soiboi cuck existence. I am also very self conscious about my hands
      >what was the other reason
      diddling, of course

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        hand for context

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >voluntarily and without being asked to, posting appendages to a thread where they just admitted to being self conscious about said appendage

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Youre right, I think it may be the lack of strength Im self conscious about

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Look at my hand. WITNISS ME

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            This, anon is confirmed hand whore.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm pretty sure the actual hand strength is in the forearm.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Guys posting hands is girls posting tits.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If there's one thing I learnt from manga it's that female artists are obsessed with male hands.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          try playing more video games. the musculature at the base of my thumb is noticeably bigger on my mouse hand.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Holy shit, I never noticed that

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Holy shit, I never noticed that

            or more likely, you're right handed and your dominant hand will naturally develop slightly more muscle

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        your uncle told you about the red, yellow, and green handles, right?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It sounds like you were using the wrong tin snips lmao they're directional

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why isn't jacking off good enough for you OP?

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go for this model. Good scale of resistance. The top-end is pretty hard to keep squeezed shut if you're not an absolute gorilla.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      YZLSPORTS has a 3 pack on amazon, good starting point. Then buy from a good brand like captains of crush once you've worked up to the "200lb". The YZLSPORTS's are not quite the resistance they claim, so start with a No. 2

      yeesh bud

      Barbell excercises are just as good for grip strength as a beginner and have the benefit of working out your whole body, deadlift, overhead press, bench press as well as chin/pull-ups will work.

      this

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Seconded for Captains of Crush.
        I got up to the No. 2, but I've been slacking so I can only close the 1.5. When I started Jiu Jitsu I could wreck most of the other white belts just coasting off grip strength for collar chokes and stuff. My forearms are also kinda juicy for being a small fella, but a lot of that had to do with working manual labor from 20-24.
        That being said, make sure you get those little extension training rubber band things. The imbalances are no joke. I've gotta rehab my hands.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have a set just like this but the cylindrical metal handles are hell on my hands. Do they make ergonomic slip covers for these or something?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >will they improve grip strength and forearm size?
    Depends on how your grip strength and forearm size are when you start. If you're limp wristed and have the grip strength of an old lady, then yes, these things will help you. If you're already strong and have decent forearms, then no.
    >Are there better exercises?
    Yes. Grab a hammer and smash shit. Dealing with the shock and the vibration from the impact also helps a lot at strengthening your arms, and the compound movement will do wonders for every muscle and tendon in your arm and upper body, starting with your fingers and finishing with the pectorals and the muscles on your back.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      HAVS moment

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously don't do it until you destroy your hands

        Rock climbing will make your hands strong but the rest of you will be a twiggy faglet.

        That's what you think, because you never did rock climbing. Rock climbing makes your whole body strong, because you need strength in your whole body to do it. Imagine climbing a wall at a 45 degree angle with the ground (not the easy one that you can walk on, the one where you fall off if you let go) when the only strong muscles in your body are your arms. It's not gonna happen.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Rock climbing will make your hands strong but the rest of you will be a twiggy faglet.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Barbell excercises are just as good for grip strength as a beginner and have the benefit of working out your whole body, deadlift, overhead press, bench press as well as chin/pull-ups will work.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I go too hard with these, my thumb goes numb for a few days. It's pretty scary.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When you've tried the rest, pick the best

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've started using this after countless of wrist aches and pains and since then have never gotten real pain ever again. Wrist health has improved massively and forearms have considerable definition. I use 7kg, 3 sets of 4 in each direction. Multiple times a week

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Build one of these things and combine with the other 2 devices if you are serious about strengthening your hands and forearms

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have one of these.
    More of a "toy" than a "tool" but it makes my arm tired...

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Which one do you get, IST?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I get the fat gripz instead because I am cheap and can't be bothered with that shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >over $100 for a foot of spring steel and rubber
      >almost $800 for the strongest one
      why

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's probably in a currency other than dollars

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Whoosh

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      even the heaviest one is bitch made, 140ish lbs isn't even equivalent to a captains of crush #1

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNN!!!!!!!

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they will, but you need to use captains of crush to get a good workout in and get to higher levels (no one else makes as strong of grippers by far), and also you need to train extension of the fingers about as much as contraction or you'll get bad tendon issues, you do this by wrapping exercise bands around your hand and opening it or shoving it into rice or similar and opening it

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try milking cows. On top of improving your grip it also helps with control. And you get fresh milk.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get a bow and take up archery?

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://ironmind.com/articles/john-brookfields-grip-tips/

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