Any bar that is wider than 2 inches is a thick bar.The majority of gyms are equipped with standard 2-inch bars.
BENEFITS OF THICK BARS
- They build greater grip strength in a given time (helps in sports such as basketball and rock climbing)
- Prevents the muscles from getting pulled by the action of heavyweights and get injured
- Provides better weight distribution and prevents imbalance It reduces stress on joints, elbows, and wrists.
- Stimulates a greater range of muscles, thus developing the forearms and upper arms.
- More muscular body
- Develops more power
- The functional purpose for everyday tasks (e.g., moving furniture, gardening, groceries)
However, considering thick bars as old school, many gyms aren’t even equipped with bars over 2 inches wide,even though training with thick bars is more beneficial over normal ones in developing some serious muscles! However, with DMoose Fitness as your messiah, IT’S NOT EVEN AN ISSUE ANYMORE! Here at DMoose, we have developed our Thick Bar Bomber Grip to facilitate you in converting any, and when we say any, it means literally ANY normal bar into a thick bar!
Our bomber grips come in pairs and fit the standard 2-inch bar. Made with heavy-duty silicon, which is odor and smell resistant, they are quick and easy to place onto the bars (IN LITERALLY 10 SECONDS!) and can be used by all, regardless the gender. They not only activate the wrists, forearms and biceps but also generate grip strength and prevent slip-ups. Increasing stability, they bring your lifting workouts up a notch. To attach your Bomber Grip on your gym equipment of choice, open the slit of our DMoose Thick Bar Bomber Grip and wrap them on the rod. Adjust them on the correct position and grip them to kickstart your enhanced, thick bar workout session!
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The correct way to grip a bar with our Bomber Grip on is to wrap the thumb on the lower side and the other four fingers on the top. NEVER use a ‘false grip,’ i.e., when all your fingers are clustered on one side of the bar.
TRAINING WITH THICK BARS
To have your lifts increase noticeably, we recommend you to completely switch to using thick bars for at least 6 weeks for most to all of your exercises. Like any other exercise, you will struggle with the thicker grip at first, but over time your hands will get accustomed to thick bar training. As a plus point, you grip strength will increases in this duration, alongside joint stability and tolerance for heavier and greater reps of lifts! After you are done with your initial 6 weeks, you should resort to thick bar training on and off, a week at a time. But since you have got habitual to thick bar training, it is recommended to keep on using thick bars for presses, pull-ups, and curls
Pulling movement includes exercises where you can feel the weight of your bar ‘pulling away’ from you. It includes exercises such as deadlifts and pull-ups. For such exercises, the slit on the Bomber Grips should face towards your palm.
Your hands should be shoulder-width apart. grip such that your palm faces away from you. Contract your upper back muscles and raise yourself up.
Grip the bar and bend your knees slightly. Hinge forward from your hips and keep this position throughout. With contained motions, bring the barbell up to your chest and then lower it down.
Grab the barbell with your palms facing away, hands shoulder-width apart. with contained movements, raise the barbell up towards your chest, and then slowly bring it back down.
Keep your legs on the support, and bend them a little. Grab the hand and without moving your back, pull it towards your chest. Then push it back. Repeat
Keep your knees firmly under support. Grab the bar with your hands more than shoulder width apart. pull the bar until your chest and gradually raise it back up.
Hold a barbell with hands shoulder-width apart and your arms straight, hips low and chest up so your back is straight. pull the bar up to your legs, pushing your hips forwards to stand tall. Bend forwards, hingeing at your hips until the bar is below your knees, then bend your legs to lower it to the floor.
Pressing movements include exercises where you feel the rod of your gym equipment pressing onto your palm. This movement includes exercises such as bench press! For pressing movements, the slit of your DMOOSE bar bomber grips should face away from your palm. Say good-bye to not being able to perform thick bar training; with DMoose Fitness specially designed Thick Bar Bomber Grips, thick bar training has never seemed easier!
Lie on a flat bench holding a barbell, keeping your hands more than shoulder-width apart . Dig your feet into the ground and raise the barbell. Hold it momentarily and slowly bring it back down.
DECLINE BENCH PRESS
It is the same as a normal bench press, just keep the bench at a slight decline.
INCLINE BENCH PRESS
Same as a normal bench press except keeping the bench at a slight incline.
Hold the barbell level to your chest with hands shoulder-width apart. plant your feet shoulder-width apart aswell. Engage your core and glutes so that they don’t move and press the bar up. Then gradually pull it back down.
All these exercises include a bar, to convert them into thick bars use DMoose Thick Bar BOMBER GRIPS.