I will be blunt. You must emphasise your grip strength. Just so you realise, most exercises in the gym need you to have good hand grip to perform them correctly and efficiently. Think about a deadlift or a pull up. If you got a sissy grip, it won't be long before your hands give out.
But if you're not convinced, read about the 5 Benefits to Grip Training and I can guarantee you will want a pair.
Now the question is how do we improve our grip strength?
You can improve your grip strength by using grip training equipment. Luckily, we offer the best grip training equipment, so you won't have to look far. But one tool in particular proves really effective in improving your grip strength. And yes, you have grip weaknesses! So what is that one tool? Simple, a signature Grip Gauntlet Hand Gripper. And in this article, I will tell you exactly how to use a Hand Gripper for max gains!
4 Steps to properly use a Hand Gripper?
STEP 1: Identify where your grip loss comes from
First thing first, we have to identify where your grip loss comes from. It's okay, everyone has some weakness. What's important is that we work together to eliminate it.
There are two scenarios why your grip may be lacking:
1. The endurance of your grip is poor
Endurance refers to the ability to grip for as long as possible
2. The max strength is that of a six year-old boy
Max strength refers to the ability to exert maximum power fora brief period of time.
It's important for you to recognise which hole we need to patch up. Once you know which problem you are facing, we can begin fixing it. But first let's identify the three different types of grip strength.
STEP 2: Understand the Three different types of grip strength.
1. Crush Grip Strength
This is the grip responsible for clenching your hand into a fist. This is the grip strength primarily responsible for holding that fist tight and carrying objects around. Think grocery bags! As a man, you should be able to carry as many as your hand can possibly hold, and not rest until you actually get back inside the apartment.
2. Support Grip Strength
Support Strength will allow you to grip those objects for longer periods of time. This grip strength is crucially important as well for balanced forearms!
3. Pinch Grip Strength
Pinch strength is when you "pinch" an object with your thumb being on one side and the rest of your fingers being on the other. When you are carrying something thin would be example of pinch grip strength.
Now that you know about the different types of grip strengths and your grip weakness, let's see how we can use our Hand Grippers to Address them!
STEP 3: Learn How to properly position a Hand Gripper
What I'm about to tell you next will make the biggest difference in whether you are going to fail your next hand gripper close or not.
1. First thing first, you have to place the bottom handle at a 45º angle in your palm. This will let that little pinky of yours to take an additional load and actually engage in the exercise.
2. The top of the gripper must reach out above your thumb. This will make a good position to start closing your gripper. This little tip will force your thumb to work as much as possible as well.
3. Now that you have the positioning ready, you need to get all of your fingers as low as possible on the hand gripper. The further handle of the gripper should be splitting your pinky in half.
4. Keep all of your fingers tightly together to create greater tension. What happens is that either the thumb, or the pinky finger is often neglected. While you may close a weaker gripper like that, when you start battling the 200lbs forearm grippers and higher, proper form will be ESSENTIAL!
5. Lastly, for the rep to count the handles must touch together. You must hear a little chi-ching sound. That is what will let you get certified on a gripper!
STEP 4: Understand the 5 Ways of using a Hand Gripper
1. High Repetitions
This will not particularly focus on strength but more on your grip endurance. High reps are a great way to warm up before moving into the strength-building portion of your work out.
2. Low Repetitions
Low reps will be the optimal way to build overall max strength. This is where you would want to work with a goal gripper and the 80% hand gripper. This training zone will actually help you reach new strength levels.
3. Eccentric Training.
Eccentric training means the lengthening under a heavy load. Let's take bicep curls for example. Concentric would be you lifting them up, eccentric would be you extending the dumbbells and straightening your hands out.
In terms of Hand Grippers, this means that the concentric would be getting the handles to touch and the eccentric would be the process of opening up your hand.
The way you would implement this into your routine would be to first manage to get that Hand Gripper closed, and then releasing it for 4-5 seconds before closing it again.
4. Drop Sets
For those that don't know, drop sets are when you follow a heavy set with a lighter weight. This will take your grip muscles to their maximum capacity and give your forearms an unforgettable pump.
5. Isometric Sets
This means that you hold the gripper closed for a period of time. It depends on your strength, but usually you would want to work with a moderate gripper on this one. Isometric training is a perfect way to build endurance and your support grip. You would get that baby closed and then hold it for 20-30 seconds.
Now you have all the knowledge available to start your grip training journey. What is missing are the actual Hand Grippers for you to work with. I can address this problem for you. We sell the HIGHEST-QUALITY hand grippers and will deliver them to you FOR FREE if you buy 2.
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In no time will you be addicted to these things and join literally hundreds of others in trying to close the heaviest duty gripper available!