Do you struggle to build a bulging, toned back, with a Christmas tree like rector spinae, cobblestone rhomboids and 'Y' shaped lats!?
All too often when training, our grips give out before our backs do, the sad repercussion of this is our backs never really get the full workout they deserve. It's like training with someone that is considerably weaker than you, meaning you never really stretch your boundaries!
There is a simple remedy to this problem, and all you've got to do to fix it, is PINCH IT!
PLATE PINCHING invokes an isometric muscle contraction (muscle contracts but stays the same length) which has been linked to significant increases in grip strength, enabling you to lift heavier for longer.
Hold a 10-15kg plate between your fingers and thumb on both hands and squeeze for as long as you can. Do 3-4 sets of these, but make sure your toes are well out of the way for any unexpected failures :s Have a head to head with your gym buddy as a little light hearted, yet highly functional, competition to see who can hold out the longest. Loser buys the Protein Shake!