Do you find your grip a limiting factor in the gym (I see you chin-ups and deadlifts)?
Or in everyday life (looking at you, pickle jars)?
If so, don’t worry! We’ve got a handle on this (pun 100% intended).
As the lead trainer of our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Program, I’m going to outline a number of helpful, handy (sigh) stretches and exercises to help eliminate pain and build you some powerful, useful hands and a strong grip.
Now, it goes without saying that the hands and forearms are anatomically complicated areas.
I am also not your mother, or your doctor. If anything in the article below causes pain, or your pain is not alleviated by these stretches – call in the pros!
See a physical therapist or sports massage practitioner.
Why Grip Strength And WRist Mobility Is So Important: Basic Holds.
We use our hands for EVERYTHING.
Whether it’s everyday tasks like carrying groceries, opening jars, and lifting suitcases, or gym-related activities like chin-ups, rows, and deadlifts.
Of course, you probably also type at your computer for hours – with resulting aches and pains at the end of the workday.
Stretching out the hands and building up a strong grip can help in all of those areas.
A strong grip…