Increasing Grip Strength for Pull-ups

Q: I recently purchased SP Volume 1 and love it! I can’t believe what a few tweaks to my workout has done. Do you plan on releasing the other books as e-books? It’s great to have it with me on my e-reader.


My Answer: Glad the book helped you out. You can check out my E-books on Gumroad.

Q: I want to thank you for your articles on, they have been a big help in developing the body I’ve always wanted. With your tips on Wingspan Workouts, I’m having difficulty due to my forearms failing before I feel a burn in my back muscles.

Is there anyway to overcome this problem, or should I persevere with the expectation my forearms will adjust over time? Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,
S. Allen

My Answer: Don’t worry, your forearms will adjust to the load and will get stronger over time. But you could also do some grip strength exercises, which will help:



Q: You had mentioned in a previous blog post a site to purchase thick bars. Can you remind me the name of this site again? Thank you.

My best,
Larry K.

My Answer: It was the Heavy Handle. I don’t think they make the Heavy Handle anymore.  Which is unfortunate, because it was truly a unique and effective piece of equipment for thick bar training.

You may want to consider Fat Gripz.  It’s an inexpensive way to do fat bar training.


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