VO2 max iron fist
Blue / Black
High Quality, simplicity, great design
The VO2 MAX Iron Fist grip is going to revolutionize your game. We got our hands on a pair of these, and we are going to review it for you. Grip training is something that is not common training at a BJJ class. Well, at least at the places I have trained. But, let me tell you there are two things that make my BJJ game worth something: one is my stand-up/take-down and the other is my grip. Both of those I got from many years training Judo. If I have to pick one to continue to develop I would easily pick grip. Why? Because the few years I’ve been practicing BJJ that was the thing that saved me the most and allowed me to make some people tap.
Your grip is very, very important. Any good Judoca spend hours everyday developing his grip. Tip: I always cary one of those grip training devices with springs that you squeeze with your hands in the car. I use them while I drive to work (one at a time, of course.)
Now that you know how important I think grip is, let’s talk about the VO2 MAX. There are a couple of things that got me excited about this product. The first one is that it is really revolutionary. The last time I had serious grip training I had to use my own gi jacket, on a bar, and do pull-ups. Try bringing your gi jacket to the gym and you’ll understand what I’m talking about. There was nothing like a grip training product (that I know of) 5 years ago. And I’m sure that today there’s no better one than the VO2 MAX.
When you order they will come in pairs. They come in Black or Blue. Those are the official specs:
• 550 Gr. Pearl weave
• Rip-stop reinforced
• Integrated collar/lapel
• Extra-Large grip surface
When I got my blue pair I looked for the overall build quality: Impressive. The stitching was great. No loose treads. The 550 gm Pearl Weave is solid and very strong. Where the hole is the opening is rip stop reinforced in all four directions. You’ll not rip this guy off. They are built to last and are very strong.
The Design is great. They are very small and you can easily take it with you to class or to the Gym. At the same time they are extremely versatile. You can practice at least 7 different grips with those guys. At the end of the VO2 MAX’s Iron Fist there is an opening that simulates sleeves, with that you can practice sleeve grips. They are wide enough to double grip it (unlike some other grip trainers on the market) to do kettle bell swings.
But by far what I liked the most was something that I was not expecting: reach inside that opening and there’s a LAPEL! You can get a full lapel grip and have full motion to practice lapel grips. It was very well designed.
The grips I’ve liked to use the most while practicing with the Iron Fist are the Pistol grip and the single hand lapel hold. For the lapel, you can practice a motion of just raising and lowering your wrist and that will simulate a choke motion and work your grip and wrists at the same time.
I don’t kettle bells at home but I would easily take the VO2 MAX’s Iron Fist to the gym to use theirs. I use a power block dumbbell system and they work very good. I also use a pull-up bar for some grip exercises. You can create your own exercises for it. But check out this video for a couple of very good suggestions on how to use the Iron Fist:
I’m now thinking about getting a set of kettle bells just to use the Iron Fist more.
Should I get it?
Heck yeah you should. The Iron Fist is great product, with a great design and quality. They are inexpensive and will last a very long time. They will change your game!
You can get them at: volumeoxygen.com for 29€ and at bjjdepot.ca for $39.99.
If you decide to get one, post a comment below letting us know how you like it and how you’re using the VO2 Iron Fist Grip.