Monday, March 16, 2009

The Cheapest Grip Training Tool!

If you're a jiu jitsu player, judo player, wrestler, or even a boxer or thai boxer - grip and hand strength is CRUCIAL to your success. And while much of the sport specific training that you do (especially when training with a gi) incorporates the grip and the hands and fingers get worked very hard. For this reason alone, I don't like doing specific work for the grip. Pinch gripping, caption of crush work, etc are all good, but I find that when adding this on top of everything I already do, my hands and grip get overtrained pretty quickly.

This solution, and the CHEAPEST grip tool available is a simple bath or beach towel. Great for chins, rows, recline rows, windshield wipers, deadlifts, shrugs, romanian deadlifts, and kettlebell swings, using a towel grip for movements that you are already doing is a great way to hit two birds with one stone - and i'm all about saving time and maximizing our training economy!

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