Brad Johnson's Bodyweight Training

Left-TurnTM Grippers

A New Twist on Grippers

Are you in the .1%?

99.9% of people who train with grippers think they feel fine in both hands, but if you think your left hand has gotten short shrift, meet IronMind's Left-Turn grippers. They feature:

  • IronMind's proprietary GR8-L™ springs: precise, durable, good-looking
  • Black anodized aircraft-grade aluminum handles*
  • Precision manufacturing and peerless build quality for world-class performance
  • IronMind® stamped in the clear band mid-handle and model at the end of the handle
  • Captains of Crush Compatible (CoC2)

*Just like the finish on your new car, if appearance is important to you, don't beat on the surface of your Left-Turn grippers as this could damage the anodizing; on the other hand, if this happens, don't lose any sleep over it because it is purely cosmetic and will not affect the functionality of the gripper.

Left-Turn grippers come in 4 strengths for maximum results:

  • No. 1485      LT Trainer — c. 100 lb.
  • No. 1486      LT 1 — c. 140 lb.
  • No. 1487      LT 2 — c. 195 lb.
  • No. 1488      LT 3 — c. 280 lb.

You’ll find Left-Turn grippers in our on-line store.

Download Left-Turn grippers instruction booklet.

What's special about Left-Turn grippers?

IronMind's world famous Captains of Crush® grippers, as well as most others, use what are called left-hand wind springs, and gripsters around the planet successfully train both their right and left hands with them, but some people think grippers feel slightly different in their left hand than in their right. Of course, part of this could be differences in hand position, hand dominance, or hand strength, but it could also be due to differences in the geometry of left-hand and right-hand wind springs.

Left-Turn grippers use what are called right-hand wind springs, the opposite of CoC grippers, and if that sounds confusing or backwards, the simple thing to remember is that if your trusty Captains of Crush (CoC) gripper doesn't feel quite the same in your left hand as in your right, grab an IronMind Left-Turn gripper and train with it exactly as you would with a CoC gripper.

Training with Left-Turn grippers

How do you train for best results with a Left-Turn gripper? Exactly the same way as with a Captains of Crush gripper—so your focus will be on short, high-intensity workouts that reflect the general principles of progressive resistance training. Don't worry—if that sounds like a mouthful of words, what you do in practice is simple: low reps, maximum effort, and so forth, with all the details spelled out in the training booklet for Captains of Crush grippers. A copy of the Captains of Crush instruction booklet is included to guide your Left-Hand gripper training.

Remember, you can train either hand with your Left-Turn grippers—just as you can use either hand when training with your Captains of Crush grippers.