One of the most important things an OCR athlete can have is grip strength. There are so many overhead movements, carries, and pulls necessary that grip strength is critical. Having a good grip is also important for progressing in your workouts on things like deadlifts, rows, and pullups.
Guess what? Stretching out the hands and building up a strong grip can help in all of those areas. A strong grip has even been correlated to lower mortality rates – and you can also imagine the usefulness of a stronger grip for aging individuals if they happen to slip.
This is a comprehensive article that describes a series of stretches and exercises all aimed at improving your grip. So lose those wrist straps and gloves and start getting a grip! And remember:
It’s been said “There’s never been a strong man (or woman) with weak hands.” We’d have to agree whole-heartedly. There is never going to be a point in life where you say “Boy, my grip was too strong!”
Source: Nerd Fitness