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    Got Cranky Joints? Use Fat Grips for Pressing
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    Many people rely on fat-grip attachments to increase the difficulty level of pulling exercises like chins, rows, and loaded carries. They're a tremendous grip-training tool. They have another use, too, that benefits people who suffer from joint stress in the shoulders, elbows, and wrists. These people never consider bar thickness. Bar thickness during pushing movements like strict presses, bench presses, and dips can play a huge role in the amount of joint stress a lifter experiences due to the amount of centralized pressure in the palm of the hand.
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    It takes a few sets to get used to it, but adding fat grips to each of the above movements (and even when pressing dumbbells) can create a world of difference to joint health and happiness. This is due to the added surface area of the handle that's now spread across a larger percentage of the lifter's hand. This tip can come in quite handy, especially if you're a big guy with big hands. The load now diffuses itself over a greater area instead of one specific spot. You'll notice the difference immediately.
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    Wow, I'll have to try this, I have problems with all three...shoulders, elbows, and wrists!
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    Guy at the gym has some and I am going to try it tonight.
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    I like doing carries with a fat bar. Really gets the forearm activated.


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    I might try tonight with bench press, I'm pretty sure we have a set at the gym. I think we have the blue ones:

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    I did bench press and incline bench press with the blue grips last night. It took a few sets to get the feel of it, but it felt pretty good. The only problem is...I've also had tendonitis in both thumbs and the larger grips put a lot of pressure on the thumbs. So, I'm not sure if I could use them too often.
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