Samik wrote: My grip strength sucks.
Samik wrote:Apparently the skin on my fingers needs some toughening up
Izawwlgood wrote:You can always tape over those.
Samik wrote:RE: pullups: As I said, knuckle cracking really destroys your grip strength.
Izawwlgood wrote:And yeah, they started out as flappers. A few routes later, they were more like chicken strips.
Samik wrote: I just flat out can't support my weight
Izawwlgood wrote:Does your gym have a grip board?
Samik wrote:I mean, maybe I'm wrong. You tell me: is it normal to be able to do ~15 good quality pullups, but not be able to hang -by one hand for more than a second or two? (Again, I'm 155lbs, so it's not like I'm trying to support 240 from one hand.)
Samik wrote:With regards to that study... well, it may been flawed in drawing the conclusions it did based on what it did, but man if I'm not a supporting case. Admitting the study was flawed doesn't quite get me all the way to thinking that the results are "likely a myth".
Nath wrote:Samik wrote:I mean, maybe I'm wrong. You tell me: is it normal to be able to do ~15 good quality pullups, but not be able to hang -by one hand for more than a second or two? (Again, I'm 155lbs, so it's not like I'm trying to support 240 from one hand.)
That is strange.
Izawwlgood wrote:I don't think it's that strange, it sounds, like you alluded to, that he just has very deficient grip strength. I don't think much of climbing is actually predicated on pull-up like motions; it's mostly grip strength.
Nath wrote:Are you measuring the one-hand hang on a pull-up bar or a climbing wall?
Jorpho wrote:Oh, there's a rock climbing thread?
I tried out a nice local indoor facility a while ago. I kind of wanted to do a proper, harnessed climb, but apparently if you want to do that you're actually supposed to bring someone else with you, which I think is kind of a raw deal. So I was stuck with bouldering.
Anyway, while all the floors are cushioned, my first time out I fell a couple of feet and hurt my back quite badly, which was kind of discouraging. I am left at something of a loss as to how to spend my time there, aside from attempt the same walls repeatedly until sufficiently exhausted and/or bored.
Sytri wrote:With bouldering, you have to remember that just because the floor is padded that you still have to bend you knees and absorb the fall.
Doing assisted one-arm pull-ups(one arm grabbing the bar facing away from you, other arm grabbing the wrist of the hand gripping the bar) is probably the best thing I know to improve grip. Of course you need to switch back and forth, and have enough grip to do the pull up in the first place.Izawwlgood wrote:Samik wrote: I just flat out can't support my weight
That'll come with time. Forearms are pretty hard to work out doing... anything else, so getting into climbing can be a bit of a steep curve for your forearms. Keep doing grip related stuff, and it'll improve your grip! Does your gym have a grip board?
Yakk wrote:The question the thought experiment I posted is aimed at answering: When falling in a black hole, do you see the entire universe's future history train-car into your ass, or not?
Simius wrote:Nice! I've heard a lot of good things about HP40.
I'm going to do some trad climbing in Squamish tomorrow, looking forward to it. The outdoor climbing season is finally starting again!
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