thick bar

I have to admit, I have only been exposed to thick bar training on a few occasions.

I simply have never trained in a gym that had many thick barbells or dumbbells. My guess is that 99.9% of the people reading this article don’t have access to thick bars either. I do have a solution for this, but first lets talk about how thick bars can significantly improve upper body development.

thick bar training


[If you can develop a vise-like grip, weights that once felt heavy will now feel lighter in your hands. This strength will transfer over to your entire upper body. I’ll discuss why this is the case in a second.]

How Does a Strong Grip Help With Pressing Movements?

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