Having a strong grip is essential for our workouts and everyday living.
If you are using a bar or dumbbells: to get in a quality workout, you want to be able to hold onto the bar or dumbbell for a full set without your grip burning out on ya.
Imagine you’re doing a set of deadlifts with 10 reps each set. You get to rep 7 and your grip is about to give out… so you stop and you don’t complete the full set. Ya got a weak grip my friend – let’s work on that!
Aside from workouts, our grip strength plays an important role in everyday life – carrying groceries, furniture, and other heavy objects.
Imagine you’re carrying groceries and you have to stop and off load because you’re grip is literally giving out and you can’t go on any further.
Ways to strengthen our grip
It makes sense to keep a strong grip, right?
So when and how can we work on it?
- Monkey bars are a great and fun option to try if you live by a calisthenics park or playground. This is my personal fav, just hanging and climbing in the fresh air and sunshine 🙂
- Hang from a pull-up bar or dip bars
- Farmer walks: hold weights by your side and walk with them (highly recommend for foundational strength)
- Utilize gripper balls or a similar tool
During your next workout, try out a grip exercise or two. Give them a spot in your weekly workout routine, stay consistent, and you will most definitely feel your grip get stronger over time.
What’re some ways you work on your grip strength? Are you gonna start incorporating these or something similar? Comment below!
Small changes lead to BIG RESULTS