Working on your grip strength is an important element of your exercise program. Hand grips don’t just build grip and wrist strength, they also help build big, strong forearms.

Many people underestimate how critical grip strength is to maximising your workouts.

But, if your grip strength is lacking, it will decrease how much weight you can lift in each and every exercise you do.

The weaker your grip strength is, the harder time you’ll have holding onto dumbbells or barbells when doing other exercises.

Hand Grips

Hand Grippers How To

  • Position yourself standing or seated holding onto a grip strength hand gripper.
  • Move the arms out directly in front of the body and then contract the hands as you tighten your grip, squeezing the handles of the hand gripper together.
  • Continue contracting and releasing, performing this in a slow and controlled movement pattern.
  • Once all reps are completed, switch to the other hand and repeat.

Form and Technique

With hand grippers, be sure to keep a slower tempo when doing this exercise as that will help ensure that you are maintaining adequate tension on the muscles at all times.

Variations:   Cable Wrist Curl | Barbell Wrist Curl

Routine for Strength:  1 set every day, AMRAP

Routine for Muscle Gains:  5 sets of 15 reps (SLOW reps)

How To Do The Hand Grip Exercise