How to Make Homemade Softball Grips
I recently posted some training videos lately showing a pair of softball grips we had made for the gym. One video showed how to perform supersets for strength and more muscle size and the other one was from the training session with Tony Gentilcore. After each post, I must have received 40-50 emails asking how we made them. In this article, we’ll go through the simple steps.
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2. Welder (optional, see below)
3. Crescent wrench (optional, see below)
- 2 – 11″ softballs
- 2 – 3/8″ x 8 ” eyebolts
- 4 – 5/16″ washers *
- 2 – 7/16 carabeeners
- 2 – 9″ lengths of chain links
- 2 – 8″ lengths of rubber hose (optional)
- 4 – 3/8″ locking nuts (optional)
* – If you don’t have a welder, then you can substituted 2 hex head locking nuts on top of both washers, at the bottom of EACH eye bolt. (see below)
How to Assemble the Softball Grips
Step 1: Drill a hole through the middle of each softball in this middle spot position.
Step 2: Slide the eyebolt through the softball
Step 3: Weld both washers onto the end of the eyebolt. Don’t have a welder, see next step.
Step 3 (OPTIONAL): If you don’t have a welder, here is what you do. Substitute 2 hex head locking nuts at the bottom of EACH eye bolt, on top of the 2 washers, to hold the softball on. You will still need the washers though. Thread both washers onto the bottom of the eyebolt and then screw on the first nut tight. Then screw on the second nut right behind the first one to lock everything in place.
Step 4 (OPTIONAL): Thread each chain through the rubber hose. This step is also optional – we did it to save the wear and tear on the pull-up bar, i.e., prevent scratches.
Step 5: Snap carabeener to one end of the chain
Step 6: Snap the carabeener + chain combo to the eyebolt
Step 7: Wrap chain around the pull-up bar and snap the free end to the carabeener
These grips are virtually indestructible. They’ve held a 280lb + guy for pull-ups and they didn’t even flinch.
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