Grip Training Drills

Introduction

Many people make the mistake of resorting to lifting straps long before they should need them. These grip training drills will help.

At it's most basic, training your grip means heavier lifts. But it goes a little deeper than that because there's a correlation between grip strength and longevity, albeit it's only a correlation and grip is almost certainly a proxy for the muscle mass and strength that are probably the real cause of this increased lifespan.

These grip training drills are simple to perform, use equipment that will be available in any gym - if not simply lying around the house or easily accessible outside - and take almost no time at all.

Keep in mind, however that it's relatively easy to overtrain your grip and grip-fatigue will hamper your main heavy lifts. When training your grip, less really is more.

With that in mind, let's have a look at these three simple drills.

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Will Newton


In over twenty years of coaching, I have coached everyone from absolute beginners to world champions. My interest in getting the best results for people who train for health and fitness or the love of sport, rather than as professionals, drives me to find the most effective ways to get results. My mission is simple: Be in better shape at 70 than most people are at 20, and to help you do the same.

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