Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Improve Grip Strength

While general movements like pushing, pulling, squatting, and lunging are all important to an athlete, one neglected component remains grip strength. Various sports (i.e. baseball, basketball, hockey) require optimum grip strength and this needs to be included in one's strength and conditioning regimen. I began doing grip work in high school to limit being stripped of the basketball and I noticed big improvements. To enhance your grip strength, a fantastic training modality to incorporate is thick ropes. Check out the video above of thick rope pull-ups (weighted vest not required initially). They are super challenging!

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