Use Hand Grippers to Increase Your Grip Strength

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If you lift weights, do martial arts, wrestle or participate in any of the sports that requires you to have to grip or grab; you will need to have a strong forearm and grip. There are lots of different workouts that you should use to get stronger but in this article we will only discuss the hand grippers which everyone should be familiar with.

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Use Hand Grippers to Increase Your Grip Strength

  1. 1. Use Hand Grippers to Increase Your Grip Strength
  2. 2. If you lift weights, do martial arts, wrestle or participatein any of the sports that requires you to have to grip orgrab; you will need to have a strong forearm and grip.There are lots of different workouts that you should useto get stronger but in this article we will only discuss thehand grippers which everyone should be familiar with.
  3. 3. Hand grippers are among the best pieces of exerciseequipment you should be using to help develop thestrength in your forearms.You do not want to depend completely ongrippers, but mix them in with all the other exercisesthat can be done.If your grip is not very strong yet or you are notreally sure of what your grip strength is, try out oneof the inexpensive store bought kind.
  4. 4. The store bought grippers would be about 50lbs. ofsqueezing pressure, if it is too easy for you to use thenyou should get one of the really good ones like theCaptains of Crush hand grippers.They are available in 10 different poundage’s starting atguide level which is like the store type up to the #4which is 365lbs of pressure.
  5. 5. There are a few awesome exercises that you can dowith hand grippers.The first would be to do repetitions with each handfor a reps and sets, if you can do 20 reps easily thenyou need to move up to something stronger.Another exercise is what is called negatives whereyou would use a gripper that you can not easilysqueeze shut, you can use your other hand to helpclose the gripper then try to resist it’s opening.
  6. 6. Hold on while the handles open then repeat again forreps and sets.You can also squeeze a gripper shut with assistance ofthe other hand and just continue squeezing as hard asyou can to keep it closed for 5 to 10 seconds, this iscalled over crush.To exercise the thumb, you can hold the gripperbetween your thumb and forefinger and try tosqueeze, you will have to use a weaker gripper for thisone.
  7. 7. You need to mix the gripper exercises together with allthe other grip exercises you must be doing so you willdevelop good all around strength in your forearms andhands.You should only be training your grip strength 3 or 4times a week so you can give the muscles time torecover.
  8. 8. Are you trying to get the strongest grippossible? Check Out “Gorilla Grip Strength”for more grip strength info.

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