Monthly Archives: March 2012

Get a Grip!

Pull up grip positions and overall grip strength was the topic of several conversations I had this week, so I felt compelled to share a few thoughts.

It was about a month ago that I had the opportunity to watch a (otherwise average looking ) guy tear thick phone books in half, bend thick nails by hand and pick up heavy plates by pinching the center with unreal hand strength. The “grip guy” is what we called him and he was anything but average when it comes to the strength of his claws. So just how does one develop this ability and why would you want to? Read More »

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Pull Ups for Strength or Endurance

Recently saw this simply put article on Livestrong.com written by Kathryn Walsh and thought I would pass it along.  Simple words, simple message. Read More »

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Pull Up Bars for Hanging

This weeks post was inspired by the devastation I brought to my hands recently on the way to 200 pull ups in a scheduled work out.  By 130, my hands were shredded; really bad shape for whatever reason. Read More »

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Just Pull Ups

Brushed off a CrossFit WOD that sounds so innocent on paper (don’t they all) and thought it would be perfect for Steelfit to tackle. After all, it is ALL about pulls…..and nothing but pull ups; perfect right? Read More »

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