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  1. #1
    jetronin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008


    Hello,i'm having some bother moving up a gripper.At present i'm able to do 5 sets of 5 reps with and hg250.Time has come to move up but the hg300 seems like such a huge jump,i can't even close it once.
    i've just started working negatives on the 300,so i think i'm moving in the right direction.

    so,the Q. is,for all the 'gripheads'.How the hell do you move up to a gripper you cannot even close from a single?

  2. #2
    stego is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Ottawa, Ontario Canada


    I think you've answered your own question in your post.... you're doing negatives with the gripper you can't close fully... you could also try some partial closes, and hold for time. I think the key though is to keep your reps low...

    Track your progress each weel (train 2-3 times/week)... and monitor the gap in the HG300 close... hopefully, it'll get smaller as you progress.

    For me, partial closes on the IM #1 gripper worked... a couple of sets with the trainer, then hit the #1 for 3 sets of 3 partial closes, twice a week... in 5 weeks, I've gone from a half-inch gap in the #1 to 6 full closes.

    I'm now working on partial closes on the #2.. gap is quite large 3/4 to 1 inch, but hopefully, by using the same idea, I'll get it closed in a month or two.

    Hope this helps, good luck with your training.
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