Axel bars are part of so any WOD's now that you can't afford not to master them
Olympic lifts, farmers walk, pull-ups, anything you can grab will be improved with greater hand and arm strength
Fat Gripz instantly turn regular barbells and pull-up bars into axel bars (thick-bars)
Unlike an axel bar Fat Gripz fit nicely in your gym bag for when you travel :-)
The axle bar (thick bar) is a very popular tool with Crossfitters. Crossfitters are training to make their entire body perform at the highest level. Grip training and overall arm strength is a huge part of this which is why Fat Gripz are now very popular with Crossfit athletes.
The Patriots' All-Pro safety mentions Fat Gripz as one of his professional workout tools in Men's Health.
Chicago White Sox second baseman Jayson Nix bench pressing with Fat Gripz
Many pro athletes (football, baseball, rugby, basketball, hockey) are using Fat Gripz now to make themselves stronger and more injury resistant. You will find Fat Gripz in the weight rooms of many major professional, international and university sports teams.