Build it with these Tools
Grip strength is often over-looked in many training routines. Grip training strengthens your fingers, wrists and forearms, which will give you faster overall results in the gym because you're better able to hang onto weights. Plus, studies have shown grip strength to be a solid predictor of overall strength and that it even correlates to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
Plus it gives you more confidence and makes those forearms stronger and better looking.
So, you should embrace grip strength training. You can add it into your regular workout and build your grip strength with a set of reasonably priced tools. I do it on my Arm Day after I've worked biceps and triceps. These are the tools I use and recommend.
Dometool Super Gripper This device comes with 6 springs so you can infinitely adjust the tension. Personally, I only use 2 springs and simply move them up and down the device to adjust tension.
I like to start the two springs near the bottom, do 3 reps, move the springs up to the middle, do 3 reps, then move them to the top and do 3 more reps. I repeat this routine 3 times during my grip strength workout.
It says it adjusts from 50 to 1,000 pounds. But unless you're trying for a record, I wouldn't sweat how much resistance you're using. Use enough to cause fatigue to your grip muscles in the last reps.
Dometool says: "If you could choose only one grip training tool, this is it which are the gold standard of grippers and are designed to give you the biggest gains in the shortest time. Make your hand much powerful."
- High-quality steel, and suitable for everyone from rank beginners to World's Strongest Man winners.
- Helps to condition and strengthen your hand, wrist and forearm muscles.
- Easy to hold, lightweight and portable, easy to carry,develop fingers flexibility, strength and coordination.
RIGERS Combo Wrist and Forearm Roller is compatible with most Olympic sized plates and you can also use with a kettlebell. It's all steel construction makes it just about indestructable.
Rigers says: "The King of Forearm Workouts: Increase the flexibility and strength in the wrists, fingers, wrists, forearms and elbows to reduce injuries and help perform sports better. Perfect solution for athletes and who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome
Versatile Training Tool: Can be used with Olympic weight plates, kettlebells, fat grip and more to perform wrist curls, wrist extensions for flexor muscles. Add more variations & have fun doing different exercises to target multiple muscles.
Everything You Need for Training - Full package: Includes Wrist & Forearm Roller, Nylon Strap, Carabiner together with Loading Pin compatible with most 2 inch Olympic plates. You can start your training right after you put weight plates into the pin!"
Heavy Grips - Hand Grippers for Beginners to Professionals
This type of gripper is the granddaddy of the genre. There are many types around, including cheap plastic ones that often break. These are solid steel and will last forever.
I like to use the 150 and 200 pound grippers in my workout routine. I do 3 reps with each, in each hand, and then move on to a round with the other two devices above.
You can take these anywhere. One note: these are serious little tools with a no-nonsense feel. You will get used to them, but they are not dainty.
Heavy Grips says: "There’s nothing in a typical gym that compares to these hand grippers. Just think about it. Nearly every piece of equipment you touch wasn’t SOLELY created to target and isolate your forearms, fingers, and wrists. Meaning there’s no chance they’ll be as effective as these grip strengtheners."