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IronMind Wrist & Forearm training tools

           Put a new spin on your lower arm training with the Twist Yo' Wrist: hit everything from your elbows to your fingertips for a stable platform for handgun shooting, endurance, and better accuracy. Give it a turn for strong wrists in all directions and a new way to pump up your forearms, training your grip strength at the same time. The Twist Yo' Wrist trains both your grip, wrist and forearm, and the movement is radial and ulnar deviation--picture opening a jar of peanut butter with one hand on the lid, the other on the bottom of the jar and twisting. It is designed so that you train both concentrically (winding up the cord) and eccentrically (allowing it to unwind under control).

Twist Yo' Wrist™

Put a new spin on your lower arm training with the Twist Yo' Wrist: hit everything from your elbows to your fingertips for gains in strength, endurance, and muscle mass. Give it a turn for strong wrists in all directions and a new way to pump up your forearms, training your grip strength at the same time.

 

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One Wicked Wrist Roller™

The Wicked Wrist Roller trains your grip, wrist and forearm in a flexion/extension movement, like when doing wrist curls (regular and reverse). It is designed so that you train both concentrically (winding up the cord) and eccentrically (allowing it to unwind under control).

 

 

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Heavy Hammer II Leverage Bar

Combine grip and wrist--forearm work. Train everything from your elbow to your fingertips in one movement--the 2" diameter handle will work your grip as you lever it up and down.

 

 

 

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Wrist Reinforcer™

Focus solely on the wrist--forearm with the Wrist Reinforcer. Lever it, do hold-outs for time, try circles and figure-eights--and work your wrists and forearms into one very strong and very solid unit.

 

 

 

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The Stacker™

This plate-loading grip-wrist-forearm challenger allows you to simulate Hermann Goerner's brick lifts: with multiple bricks stacked crosswise on the bottom brick, he'd grab the free end with his thumb on top and fingers underneath and lift the whole pile of bricks.

 

 

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12" Standard Plate Loading Pin

It's an easy way to hold a stack of barbell plates that you want to attach to anything from a Rolling Thunder to a De Rigueur Dipping Belt. The exercise loading pin is 12" long and 1" in diameter and takes standard plates; use with the small connecting snap clip (1313A), which holds loads up to 200 lb.

 

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15" Olympic Plate Loading Pin

It's an easy way to hold a stack of barbell plates that you want to attach to anything from a Rolling Thunder to a De Rigueur Dipping Belt. The Olympic loading pin is 15" long and 2" in diameter and takes Olympic plates; use with the super-duty large carabiner, which holds loads up to 6,600 lb. 

 

 

 

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Bag of Nails™

IronMind's Bag of Nails has provided a graduated and standardized way to master this classic feat of strength: bending a 60-penny nail. Bend away--and be sure to give a nod to John Brookfield, who first made short-steel bending an act of passion.

 

 

 


 

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Find out more about training your pinch grip with the Crushed-to-Dust! Cube, the world's leading system for building superior grip strength.

 

Download the CTD Cube booklet here

 
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