I thought, "Why take the time to strengthen my hands, which amount to about 5% of my entire body, when I have so many other goals to accomplish?"
Of all the things I’ve tried, increasing my Grip Strength had the biggest effect on my strength performance EVER!
And while you may see slightly different numbers, I GUARANTEE that you will see strength increases once you start training your Grip seriously, too.
This DVD will show you how you can implement Grip Strength Training into your current program without any hassle.
Grip Strength often gets the reputation of being a “hand strength thing” but it is much more than that.
Grip is everything from the elbow down. Many muscles in the forearm cross at points from the top of the elbow, to the wrist, and furthermore out through the fingers and thumbs.
Grip Strength is the Measure of a Man! Think about it – when you shake someone’s hand, you can tell a LOT about that person just by their hand shake. A good solid hand shake conveys confidence and poise, while a dead fish hand shake makes you think the person is weak, unworthy of your trust, and questionable.
Think about this for a moment – when you lift weights, how often do you use your hands? Practically every single lift, right? So doesn’t it make sense to devote some time to training your hands in order to increase performance on all the lifts in which the hands are involved?
All the muscles that cross the elbow, influence the elbow. Thus, any lift that involves flexion, extension or isometric positioning of the elbow will be influenced and benefited by a stronger Grip. A stronger Grip will help lift heavier weights in Curls, Bench Press, hold longer Handstands.
Because Grip Training stimulates the musculature of the forearm, trainees will see increases in not only strength, but also size in the forearms. Therefore, focused Grip Training will allow lifters to use heavier weights while also packing on more muscle throughout the entire arm. This increase in size is also a benefit for combat athletes, because a bigger forearm is tougher to grab onto by an opponent than a skinny pipe cleaner sized forearm.
The wrists are capable of many postures and each one must be trained in order to maximize strength and stability in each position. Aggressive athletes that dive for balls and experience collisions on a routine basis need to address this area in order to keep themselves from getting hurt and missing playing time. A stable wrist is also needed for all pressing movements and for kettlebell work.
The thumb is like the fat kid in gym class – often forgotten, and never chosen first for the team. Unfortunately this kind of neglect leaves a huge hole in your strength training, keeping you from reaching your potential on lifts like the Deadlift and leaving you open for injury… Read more…
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