Fat bar or fat grip training has many benefits beyond that of grip strength.
See below for why you should include it in your training:
– Increase in motor unit activity;
– More functional strength – everyday life rarely comes with the ease of a 1 1/4 inch bar to grab;
– Increase in grip and forearm strength;
– Evens out strength differences in opposing arms;
– New stimulus to challenge yourself with.
If you don’t have fat bars available at your gym, you can find lots of great options online. We like Fat Gripz.
Try a 4 week cycle on all upper body pressing movements and 50% of your pulling movements.