Build Bigger Arms and A Stronger Grip With Fat Gripz

By Soji James, CPT, CSCS

Fat Gripz

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Anyone looking to build bigger arms and improve grip strength Notable Attributes/Details: Made from military-spec specialized material—so this tool is extremely durable. In 2018, it won a Men’s Health Award (from one of the biggest men’s magazine brands in the world) and the Workout Accessory of the Year award from They are portable, easy to use, stay on during hard training, and a cost-efficient way to build bigger arms and improve your grip.


This can be a very helpful training tool, but breaking through plateaus is a multifaceted quest. This isn’t a silver bullet!

Bottom Line

Fat Gripz is a quality tool for any individual looking to get stronger—and for anyone looking to build upon weak links in their fitness chain. It is relatively cost-efficient, and a purchase that is a no-brainer. I’d give it 4/5 stars. Go for it! Sizes: 3 Types- Fat Gripz One (1.75in diameter-$21), Fat Gripz Original (2.25in diameter, $29), Fat Gripz Extreme (2.75in diameter-$41)


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Have you ever missed a rep of a heavy deadlift, or a barbell row that you know in your heart you could have finished ’til the bitter end? It’s never a good feeling. 

Beyond a hurt ego, missed reps directly cut into your gains. When it comes to strength training, you are only as strong as your weakest link. For many people, the chink in the armor is grip strength. 

When your forearms have had enough, and your hands can’t hold on any longer, it doesn’t really matter what the rest of your body has to say in the matter. Training grip strength could be the key to helping you break through your current plateau and in establishing a new personal record. 

But what if you don’t have the funds, or available space to invest in a thick, specialty bar to improve your grip strength? Fat Gripz is your answer.

Fat Gripz is an easy-to-use and portable exercise tool that wraps around barbells, dumbbells, cable attachments and exercise machine handles—increasing their diameter, and therefore the challenge in your workout. The thicker diameter causes greater muscle activation, building bigger arms, improving grip capacity, and enhancing strength gains. For me, utilizing Fat Gripz in my training has increased my deadlift. I have used it with clients and have seen a correlation with improved strength in movements such as pull-ups, row variations, and farmer’s carries. These gains have translated further into reduction in body fat and an increase in lean body mass. I’m not saying that this product is the cure to all of your lifting woes, but if grip strength has been an issue that has plagued you then Fat Gripz may be a tool that can open some powerful new doors for you.

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