/ Grip Strength Training Aid

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Mountain Lass - on 09 Jul 2014
Hello

Has anyone had any success with a grip strength training aid I can use at my desk please? Ta.

ml
Niall - on 09 Jul 2014
In reply to Mountain Lass:

Can't offer any useful advice but I'd just like to be the first person to snigger on this thread.

Ta.

:-)
Fraser on 09 Jul 2014
In reply to Mountain Lass:

Google 'pencil pull-ups'. ;)
Jimbo C - on 09 Jul 2014
In reply to Mountain Lass:
I think you have several options, all based on some kind of ball.

Metolius Grip Saver - I have no experience of this but others may. Look it up.

Gyroscope type balls - you keep the gyro spinning by cyclic movement of your hand/ wrist. I have one, it gets you boxed too quickly and is really only working the wrist not the fingers. - also definite snigger potential (gender dependant)

Putty - available in various viscosities for you to squeeze and pull in a variety of ways. I used it to get back into form after a hand injury - definitely worth a go.
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jmerrick21 - on 09 Jul 2014
In reply to Mountain Lass:


20 reps of stapling followed by 10 max reps hole punching.
Sciguy on 09 Jul 2014
In reply to Mountain Lass:

I have a grip master heavy tension
http://www.gripmaster.com.au/index1.htm
for my desk, but to be honest it does nothing for my grip strength.

I think there is no climbing substitute for improving hand strength, you just have to climb.

Get a bouldering pad and find some problems near you.
drolex - on 09 Jul 2014
In reply to Sciguy:

When I restarted climbing after a long hiatus, I found the gripmaster was good to go from level 0 to level 1 or 2 (on a scale of 10) of grip strength. After that though...
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Mountain Lass - on 11 Jul 2014
In reply to Mountain Lass:

Ah thanks everyone. My grip strength is ok, but I have a trip planned and wanted to see if there was anything new worthwhile.

Seems there is still not. I wonder why?

ml

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