Foam hand grip

Below are six benefits of foam hand grip followed by suggested exercises. Pick two from the list and add them to your workouts to develop strong hands with a crushing grip.

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Foam hand grip

One of the most overlooked components of many fitness programs is performing specific exercises to develop grip and forearm strength. Whether it is lifting, carrying, throwing or swinging, your hands are the first point of contact with any object that you will be held, yet they are frequently undertrained. When lifting heavy weights, the grip is often the first thing to go. Therefore, if your goal is to get strong, it starts with your hands and their ability to grip and hold on to a load.

The forearm contains two opposing sets of muscles involved with creating a strong grip: the flexors, which close the hand to make a fist, and the extensors along the top of the forearm that is responsible for opening the fist to a flat hand. Workouts that strengthen the forearm flexors will help enhance overall grip strength, but it is also important to do movements that address the action of opening the hand with the extensors.

Below are six benefits of foam hand grip followed by suggested exercises. Pick two from the list and add them to your workouts to develop strong hands with a crushing grip.

Six benefits of foam hand grip

  1. Making a strong first impression. It’s not necessary to squeeze the heck out of someone’s hand, but a firm grip on a handshake is a sign of confidence that lets the other person know that you are someone who should be taken seriously.
  2. Opening jars. This is not just for little old ladies—admit it, you’ve struggled to open a jar. How often have you been at a friend’s house where everyone takes a turn to open a stuck jar? Having a strong grip can help ensure that you are always an essential guest to add to any social gathering.
  3. Playing sports. Don’t just play a sport or pursue a recreational activity to get in shape. Get in shape to participate in your favourite activity. The fitter you are, the more fun you will have. Many popular recreational sports and activities, including bowling, golf, softball, tennis and, of course, rock climbing, require a strong grip for success.
  4. Parenting. From holding a fussy toddler who doesn’t want to leave the park to shaking the hand of your daughter’s teenage suitor, a strong grip goes a long way in letting your kids know who is really in charge.
  5. Walking the dog. If you have a larger dog, then you know how challenging it can be to hold on to the leash when something grabs its attention. Having a strong grip means that you won’t need to go running after your pet the next time it chases a squirrel.
  6. Boosting your strength for other lifts. There is a strong (pun intended) neurological connection between grip strength and shoulder strength. The stronger the grip, the more weight can be used for many exercises. It’s common to see people in a gym using wraps or wrist supports when lifting with heavier weight.
  7. Don’t fall into this trap. Old-school strength-training enthusiasts who adhere to the original traditions of physical culture believe that if you can’t hold it, you shouldn’t try to lift it. (I’m one of them.) Wraps are a prosthetic device that provides a false sense of security.
  8. Lifting with free weights can be the best opportunity to develop forearm and grip strength. When lifting with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbags or medicine balls, simply squeeze the handle, bag or ball as hard as possible during the exercise to enhance grip strength.

 

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