Fat grips have been in gyms for a little while now. They are padded cylinders that you put on virtually any bar in the gym that you have to grip to move the weight. They have an appeal as well because they are simple, small, and portable. That is kind of a big deal because people do not like lugging around a bunch of stuff in the gym while working out (energy has to be conserved for working out, not carrying gym crap). Many people thought they were useless until the whole fear of being scammed went away and they were to actually look at the purpose and science behind using them.
Fat grips are said to increase muscle activation through making the bar thicker which means more grip. This stimulates many more muscle fibers in the hand and forearms, and even in the upper arms. Fat grips have also shown to help out with fixing imbalances and helping injuries, promote more of a natural movement, and also increase focus on what is being lifted due to the grip being increased.
People use fat grips for increased grip and arm strength for:
- Bench Press
- Pull Ups
- Military Presses
So, if you are looking for something simple, effective, and scam free, fat grips will do.