Remember the days when climbing a rope was the hardest part of you P.E. Lesson or Gym class. When was the last time you attempted to climb a rope. As we get older we get heavier (lean muscle hopefully) but does our grip get stronger in comparison? And how can we improve our grip to match our other strength gains?
New school or old school
The majority of modern gym machines focus so much on target muscles groups that sometimes we don’t need to focus on our grip. This doesn’t sound like a good benefit to us at PunchStrong. What’s wrong with the old fashioned pull up or rope climb?
Pull-ups and rope climbs are one of our favourite exercises for grip and forearm strength. You can try these with different grips. For pull-ups try reducing your fingers one at a time over a number of weeks to build up grip strength. Additionally downhill mountain biking is great for grip stamina, holding on to the bars while flying over the root sections of a course will really make your grip and forearms burn.
For advance muscle gains if your grip is strong you can lift “the” weight, if your grip is stronger you can lift more and push your body further for improved gains. Don’t forget to train your grip it’s so often overlooked.
Join the PunchStrong Super Grip Club, focus on your grip.
- Try climbing a thick rope.
- Try 4 or 3 or 2 finger pull-ups.
- Try losing those suitcases with wheels, and carry your suitcase around the airport like a real Super Grip Club member… With your hands.
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