How to Build Gorilla Grip!

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

Here's one from way back in 2012.

I think you'll enjoy it!

Let me start the week by saying THANK YOU
to everyone who has stepped up, taken action
and reserved a copy of my new book, DINOSAUR
DUMBBELL TRAINING. I provide lots of free
content to Dinos around the world through 
my emails and blog posts, and your support
when we launch a new book or course is
what allows me to do it. 

if you missed last week's big announcement,
here it is -- be sure to check it out:

On the training front, I received an email
from a reader who works in law enforcement.
He wanted advice on building the kind of grip
that make sit impossible for the bad guys to
get away when he grabs them.

And since so many Dinos are interested in 
grip strength, I thought I'd share some ideas.

1. Thick bars!

1A. Use them for thick bar deadlifts with an
overhand grip.

1B. Perform timed holds, reps and heavy singles.

1B. For more info on thick bar work, grab
Dinosaur Training and Strength, Muscle and 

2. One hand deadlifts. 

2A. See Strength, Muscle and Power for more
info on the one-hand deadlift.

3. One hand deadlifts with a heavy sandbag.

4. Thick bar pull-ups -- or just hang from a
thick bar for as long as you can.

5. Double rope pullups, as described 
in Dinosaur Bodyweight Training -- they
build a gorilla grip.

5A. I bought my ropes from John Wood at
Functional Hand Strength. They're great!

5B. Here's the link to the FHS ropes:

6. Hand over hand sled pulls.

7. Fingertip pushups.

8. Throw a sweatshirt or a judo gi (or a football
jersey) over a chinning bar, grab a big handful
of material and do pull-ups. 

8A. This helps teach your to grab cloth and
hold onto it -- which is likely to happen
when you grab a bad guy who's trying to get
away from you.   

9. Crush style grippers. Get them here:

And last but not least -- 

10. Dino-style dumbbell training -- as detailed
in my new book -- it builds a heck of a strong

10A. If you can snatch, swing or clean a heavy
dumbbell with either hand, that bad guy won't
be getting away.

As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Here's the link to grab your copy of
Dinosaur Dumbbell Training:

P.S. 2. My other Dinosaur Training books and 
courses are right here:

P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "For real world,
functional strength, train the heck out of
your grip." -- Brooks Kubik