/ Grip Strength Training Aid
Has anyone had any success with a grip strength training aid I can use at my desk please? Ta.
Can't offer any useful advice but I'd just like to be the first person to snigger on this thread.
Google 'pencil pull-ups'. ;)
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.
20 reps of stapling followed by 10 max reps hole punching.
I have a grip master heavy tension
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.
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...
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?
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