Why TylerGrips make forearms bigger and stronger
Complicated training techniques are for the birds. Old-school, hard work and consistent effort builds granite muscle.
Learning how to build bigger forearms is all about the right balance of intensity, volume and weight. Unfortunately, this quest to build ANY part of an athlete’s body takes time and a lot of effort. Throw on a pair of TylerGrips and you have instantly addressed the need for more forearm work (and it also makes the biceps and shoulders work harder too-more muscle).
Anyone can build bigger and stronger forearms. Luckily, TylerGrips offer a convenient way to flood your upper extremities full of anabolic blood that will ultimately force your biceps and forearms to get bigger and stronger. Hypertrophy is a symphony of physiological interactions that is brought on by microscopic, self-inflicted violent tears of muscle. When your forearms have to SQUEEZE so much harder due to the larger circumference opening the hand-up then the neighboring muscle to the forearms has to work that much harder too. Luckily, the neighboring muscle is the prized and most popular biceps muscle.
(Note: Next time you do heavy deadlifts, see if your chest or calves get sore the next day. When they do you will understand how neighboring muscles (when maximally exerted) will try their best to lend a hand in stabilizing or in recruiting muscle fibers to assist in the movement. Either way, the neighboring muscles get even more work, which means more strength and muscle.)
As far as arm training, there is no better way to get big, ripped, vascular forearms and biceps than with doing ALL your barbell and dumbbell exercises with TylerGrips. Or at least what you can handle at first. By training with a fat-grip barbell or fat-grip dumbbell you are making the hands, fingers and forearms work so much harder to control the weight. Besides, a pair of TylerGrips are a bit easier to take to the gym than a large, thick-grip barbell. TylerGrips fit inside your gym bag and are necessary as a weight belt and your post-workout protein shake.
The reason your muscles have to work so much harder is due to the hand opening up to accommodate for the bigger circumference being gripped. Go ahead and try to “grab” 4-5 (10 lb) plates with one hand. It’s a bit difficult, right? Well, how about you just grip 2 plates (20 total pounds and about 2” in width being gripped)? It’s much easier, correct? This is why TylerGrips work. Because they make every single barbell and dumbbell movement WORK like the dumbbell or barbell weighs twice as much. It’s awesome. And it builds muscle and strength without ever adding extra sets of dedicated forearm work because you use them while you work out. Zero time is wasted and more muscle is built each workout.
And if you want to train SIMPLY with a dumbbell or barbell sans a pair of TylerGrips then that is OK, too. There is a certain amount of work that needs to be done in the traditional way. There’s nothing wrong with doing as many sets as possible with the TylerGrips on and then dropping them off when you get to your REALLY heavy sets. With this being said, even if you eventually drop the TylerGrips your grip will still be fried. But your grip will be stronger for it on the next workout.
Getting monstrous grip strength is really about doing the little things like refusing to use straps on heavy movements, using primarily dumbbells and barbells, performing plenty of Farmer’s Walks, and using a pair of TylerGrips with your dumbbell rows, bench press (many athletes noted reduced shoulder discomfort), bicep curls, deadlifts, power cleans, etc., etc., etc.
The list goes on and on and the best part is you were going to perform these types of exercises anyway! Adding TylerGrips (or any fat-bar training for that matter) to your dumbbells and barbells (for as many sets as you can take) will hastily strengthen and add muscle to the fingers, hands, wrists, even biceps and of course the forearms.
You can’t lift what you can’t hold on to. And now more than ever, it’s time to lift more.
Until next time…train harder and smarter.
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This quick clip by a TylerGrip user shows how easily they can be transferred from one dumbbell to the next.
Adding thick-grip training is a good idea if you want to lift a lot of weight...or just simply want to crush your beer bottle next time the bartender gives you a light beer...arg...
The impressive aspect of this picture is not the great form on the pull-up, but the fact that this athlete performed an isometric hold at the top for so long he grew a 3-day beard. True story.
Reverse bicep curls need to be employed MUCH more in most athlete's training. You will build more strength in your forearms while ensuring more dimension in the biceps.
It's satisfying to have long, strong forearms that will never lose their grip or muscle. A little attention to this smaller body part can be the difference between winning or losing.