On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re sharing 7 tips on how to improve grip strength for weight lifting.
This was a question from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 014.
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@TMackkAttackk on Twitter asks: Do you have any tips on how to improve grip strength for weight lifting and heavy lifting?
I like that username.
Yes, we absolutely have lots of tips to help improve grip strength.
When it comes to specific exercises to increase grip strength, I did a video post on the 6 Forearm Exercises to Strengthen Your Grip, here.
These 6 exercises will help you develop stronger forearms.
This is important because having stronger forearms will lead to a stronger grip.
If you’re not familiar with Fat Gripz, they are a big blue attachment that you can put on a barbell or dumbbell to make the grip thicker.
This is important, because when you have to grip a thicker barbell or dumbbell, it pulls in more motor units, thus building more grip strength.
To demonstrate, stick out your hand and pretend like you are squeezing a really wide bar, without closing your hand.
Your forearms will feel ripped and shredded.
Pick up a pair of Fat Gripz here, and try them out.
When I was growing up playing hockey, I always wanted to develop more wrist strength for shooting.
My parents made me a homemade wrist roller.
You can save time and just buy a wrist roller for under $20 here.
If you’re not familiar with a wrist roller, it’s a stick with a rope or string attached to a dumbbell or weight plate.
Then you roll the rope and weight up towards the stick by twirling your wrists back and forth.
That’s another one of my favorite forearm strengthening exercises.
If you really just want to work on increasing your hand grip strength, you can use a squeeze ball or stress ball.
Or be a badass like Chuck Norris and get a gripmaster.
It’s one of those grip and clamp devices that is like a thighmaster for your hands.
Next time you are at Starbucks, just sit there and squeeze the gripmaster on the table while looking people right in the eye with an angry look.
You’ll look like a beast.
But just don’t beat them up 😂.
In all seriousness, hand grip strengthening devices really do work when you use them frequently.
After using it, you’ll see how exhausted and sore your hands and forearms will feel the next day.
To improve grip strength, it’s important to frequently do the lifts that you’re trying to get better grip strength for.
For example, if you’re trying to improve your grip strength for the barbell deadlift, do deadlifts often.
If you’re trying to improve your grip strength for the pull up, do pull ups often.
The last thing we have found helps with improving grip strength are Bear Grips Gloves.
We’ve been loving these lately for our bar workouts.
Bear Grips Gloves help:
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