A hidden secret to CRUSHING, ape like, GRIP strength!

Rahul Mookerjee
3 min readAug 24, 2020

The kids out there in the park this afternoon were looking at me with THAT look in their eyes.

Eyes as round as saucers, and they weren’t even that young.

Young enough. Perhaps 10 or so but not that young not to “know”, and yet . . .

I was the only one crazy enough to workout in the outdoors today apparently (well, one of the crazy ones I’d say) in the blazing heat and humidity and I was doing thick bar work.

And pull-ups, and dips.

A fantastic combo, and a lot of that has been mentioned in the books on pull-ups.

And of course the Gorilla Grip series.

Thick bars are one of the keys and hidden secrets to getting a CRUSHING grip VERY FAST and those massive, SHREDDED forearms you’re after.

Not to mention the “unnatural pull to your grip”.

And as I worked out today, the kids were shaking their heads as if to say “what the heck is he up to!”

I was looking like I was in agony, and from a certain angle, I probably was!

As if I was straining.

About to bust an aneurysm (or whatever they call it!).

And all of this while hanging on to a THICK, thick bar with legs fully extended, inches off the ground.

And what was I doing?

Well, pull-ups for one, but I was doing something that will REALLY fry the grip and get your pull-up numbers shooting through the roof in very little time at all.

No pun intended!

That being, to CRUSH the bar.

Or try to.

And it’s something you too should do in every workout, or any workout where you do pull-ups, or grip work.

Remember, I’ve always told you to do pull-ups on thick bars.

Not the regular pull-up bars.

Those are great to start with and get good at pull-ups, but while you work on those, incorporate thick bar work into your training as well on the side.

And keep at it.

And really, really try and SQUEEZE the THICK bars as you train.

Imagine the bar is an orange or plasticine or whatever gets it done that you’re CRUSHING.

Squeeze accordingly.

Obviously the bar won’t break or even bend, but you’ll be getting a heck of an isometric workout as you do these!

Rahul Mookerjee doing a L hang, a great exercise for the grip, core, and entire upper body.

And that, my friends, for those that want it, is just ONE of the exercises I’ll mention in Isometric workouts — — when I finally do get going on it again. For those in the know, my computer crashed and along with it so did the half done book, so in true Shantaram style, I’ll have to start all over again.

That’s for another day tho.

For now, I’m back to watching a re-run of the Expendables.

Stallone sure does look good in that movie, and those forearms — — and traps — — well — — enough said!

As Stallone famously once said and as I keep saying.

If you really want to look huge, work the forearms and traps — and legs — HARD, HARD, HARD!

And on that note, I’m out. Back soon!


Rahul Mookerjee

PS — Pull-ups done right will truly make you look like the human version of a silverback gorilla my friend, and most of us reading this would want that, eh? Pick up the two DEFINITIVE courses on pull-ups HERE — and right HERE.



Rahul Mookerjee

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