Fitness Training - Fat Grips
The ultimate pull-up grip
Caution: This equipment can give a more vigorous workout than occurs with conventional exercise. They are NOT for people just starting an exercise program. They are for people already in good condition who want a more extreme workout, those who know that the best results come from the hardest work. People who think exercise should be easy and devoid of sweat and who choose a gym based on its juice bar will not like FatGrips.
FatGrips use a large diameter (2") rotating grip that forces your grip and forearms to work much harder than they do with a conventional pull-up bar.
The swivel allows you to orient them as you like for pull-ups, chin-ups or anything in between. The swivel action increases the difficulty because you have to hold them in the orientation that you want, recruiting stabilizer muscles. And unlike rigid bars, the swivel action doesn’t cause harmful torque on your joints.
Besides pull-ups, etc., you can also use them with hanging straps for some exercises similar to those done with rings. You can also attach them to cable machines for rows and more.
Construction: FatGrips are machined from heat treated aluminum alloy in-house on our CNC machining and turning centers. The grip is North American hardwood, either maple, birch or ash. While wood is much more expensive than plastic or metal, it feels much nicer in use.
Easy to hang up: Put the swivel over a bar, clip to a loop of rope/webbing, or hang from straps.
Start slow: If they are too hard, rest feet on ground or use resistance bands to take off some of your weight, reducing these aids as you progress.
Can You Hang? Just hanging from them is a good workout for your grip. It helps to imagine horrible consequences if you fall off, like falling into a pit of hot lava or having to listen to an insurance salesman (to all our insurance salesman customers – sorry!)
You can also try hanging one-handed. Most people cannot do this.
The FatGrips in action at a recent climbing competition: