Grip Training

GET A GRIP⁣ ⁣ I love grip training. ⁣ Having a strong grip is not only impressive but a necessity. ⁣ A stronger grip is essential for better pull up performance, better deadlift performance, better grocery carrying performance. ⁣ These things are obvious. ⁣ ⁣ But that barely scratches the surface. ⁣ ⁣ Some fantastic research from early 2018 by Celis-Morales and colleagues highlighted the importance of grip strength (the full article can be easily found: ⁣ ⁣ Their study looked at 502,293 people from the general population, aged 40 to 69 years. ⁣ Follow up measurements ranged from three to nine years. What they found: ⁣ ⁣ ‘’Grip strength was strongly and inversely associated’’ with negative health outcomes; ⁣ Weaker muscles = more death & disease (specifically, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and many cancers); ⁣ Grip strength was a better indicator of mortality than blood pressure and total physical activity levels; ⁣ ⁣

It’s well established that grip strength can be extrapolated to overall strength. Grip strength is simply an efficient way of measuring. ⁣ Tips to improve grip strength:⁣ Do farmers walks (heavy for short, light for long);⁣ Hang from bars; ⁣ Any time you grab a bar, use a ‘white knuckle’ grip i.e. squeeze until your knuckles are white. ⁣ ⁣ To quote Louie Simmons, WEAK THINGS BREAK. ⁣ Not only do weak things break, weak things get sick and weak things die early. ⁣ ⁣ Take home - Grip strength (and strength in general) is important for your length and quality of life. Get strong and stay strong! ⁣ ⁣ #one22

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