The World's Best Hand & Grip Strength Training Instruction
The advantages of building grip strength are numerous!
Whether you are an athlete training for your next competition, a musician looking for improved dexterity and flexibility for your next performance,
a rock climber looking for improved stamina and performance on the rock face, or simply somebody that wants a powerful handshake, grip training
should be an important facet of your workout. It is an often overlooked element that many athletes either feel isn't important or believe
it wouldn't make any difference in their overall performance.
What they fail to realize is that your hands are your tools. By strengthening and improving them, your overall performance will follow suit. This article
will explain a few tools that will help you build strength, flexibility, stamina, and dexterity in your hands and forearms.
Start with the basics
The best approach is to start simple and work your way up. Hand grippers are a great way to get into grip training. They are inexpensive, durable, portable, and allow for
progressive training. They are also a lot of fun to train with so motivation is rarely a problem.
If you aren't sure what kind of gripper is right for you, we here at Functional Hand Strength have developed an easy to follow Gripper Buying Guide to
A strength tool called the Ivanko Super Gripper is
another great option for developing grip strength. Perfect
for beginners and veterans alike, the Super Gripper is light, portable, durable, and provides you with many levels of resistance
which allows for progressive training. It is built with movable springs that can be adjusted to different poundages, letting you pick
the resistance you want. If you don't know where to start with gripper training, or simply want to train with one
tool rather than several hand grippers, the Super Gripper is a very good choice for your training.
Another popular piece of equipment for building grip strength are our climbing ropes. Ropes give you a complete
upper-body workout and really work the grip. The beauty of these climbing ropes are their portability, durability, and simplicity.
You will find them in most professional training programs such as the military and agencies like the FBI and the Fire Department. The standard
size on a climbing rope would be 1.5-inch diameter, but 2-inch is also available for a greater grip challenge.
Ropes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are typically made from manila fibers, which provide a tacky yet comfortable gripping surface. If you're planning
on keeping your rope outside, pick up a poly-plus rope, which are synthetic and are build to last outside in the elements. You can get any length you want. Many
athletes choose short ropes (typically 3 feet) because they can carry it with them and simply attach it to a cable system on their multi-gym.
Dexterity, Flexibility, and Coordination Improvement
The are a number of ways to improve your flexibility and dexterity with your fingers. We suggest a fine product by Greg Irwin, the founder and creator of the
Hand Health System. His Finger Fitness book and DVD set are an excellent collection
of finger exercises and strengthening routines that we have found to be very effective.
For more information and products on training your grip, make sure to head over to
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