article: How to Improve Your Hand Strength And Wrist Mobility

Originally posted on https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/how-to-improve-your-wrist-mobility-and-grip-strength/

“This is an article from NF Head Trainer Jim Bathurst

Do your wrists hurt during the day?

Do you find grip a limiting factor in the gym (I see you chin-ups and deadlifts) or in everyday life (looking at you, pickle jars)?

If so, don’t worry! We’ve got a handle on this (pun 100% intended). In today’s article, we’re going to outline a number of helpful, handy (sigh) stretches and exercises to help eliminate pain and build you some powerful, useful hands.

Like, Fists of Fury. Or…hands of Fury? Wrists of Fury?

Either way, today we’re going to teach you everything you need to know about hand strength. This is a favorite area of expertise for me. I’ve worked my grip for years and years, and recently won a local grip competition!

In fact, I’m currently typing this one handed while squeezing coal into diamonds with my other hand.

Not really, but I promise my grip strength is above average.

Now, it goes without saying that the hands and forearms are anatomically complicated areas. I am also not your mother or your doctor. If anything in the article below causes pain, or your pain is not alleviated by these stretches – call in the pros! See a physical therapist or sports massage practitioner!

Grip: A Brief Overview

We use our hands for EVERYTHING. 

Whether it’s everyday tasks like carrying groceries, opening jars, and lifting suitcases, or gym-related activities like chin-ups, rows, and deadlifts. Of course, you probably also type at your computer for hours – with resulting aches and pains at the end of the work day.

Guess what? Stretching out the hands and building up a strong grip can help in all of those areas. A strong grip has even been correlated with lower mortality rates – and you can also imagine the usefulness of a stronger grip for aging individuals if they happen to slip.

Our point is that it’s always better to have a stronger grip! A weak grip will hold you back in so many areas!

BUT WHERE TO START?

The hands are complex, and training them can seem just as complicated. We’ll simplify matters a bit and you can categorize the grip exercises into the following general types:

see how I stopped right at the climax? if you want the rest you can read the full article on https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/how-to-improve-your-wrist-mobility-and-grip-strength/