Get A Grip: How to Improve Your Hand Strength And Wrist Mobility


 

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