Tip: Crushing Grip Strength, Big Back

Get both with this exercise! Here's how.


The inverted row isn't just for beginners. More advanced lifters can use it to build massive forearms and crushing grip strength. Just use a thick bar or Fat Gripz attached to a regular bar.

  1. Set up a thick bar in a rack or use Fat Gripz.
  2. Get a good grip on the bar, pull, and pause for 1-2 second count at the top.

After 7 or 8 reps, you'll really feel it. Ramp it up by wearing a weighted vest if needed.

Kelvin King, Jr is the owner of Creative Athletic Movements, and serves as a High School Strength and Conditioning coach and consultant. Kelvin is a highly sought after strength and conditioning expert and writer who works with athletes in the Washington, DC area.  Follow Kelvin King, Jr on Facebook