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Will Brink
He’s been an author and industry consultant for over 15 years and is extensively published. Will is also the author of a number of books including Priming The Anabolic Environment.
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Is Grip Strength Important?

How important is grip strength in bodybuilding or power sports?

Here’s a simple fact of life: If your back and legs can deadlift 700 pounds, but your grip ends at 300 pounds, your deadlift is 300 pounds. Thus, your grip is truly the final link in the chain that dictates what you can pull off the ground or what you can hold onto in general, be it a chin up bar, barbell, or other objects. Your grip is your ultimate contact with the weights. For strength athletes, such as powerlifters, strongman competitors, and others, grip strength is king. Without it, you are no place. When it comes to strength, you are only as strong as your weakest link and most strength athletes know that fact all too well.