How Grip Training Can Be Done To Maximize Strength And Minimize Injury

Grip training is a very important aspect of strength training. Without a strong grip, your shoulders are at a greater risk for injury.

Without a strong grip, you will not be able to lift as much weight as you possibly could. In the video I cover 3 different bodyweight grip training exercises to help build a strong grip without using any heavy weights.

 

The problem is most trainers and coaches only prescribe grip training exercises that have an unbelievable amount of spinal loading and require the lifter to lift an ungodly amount of weight.

Think rack pulls and trap bar farmers walks.

Not that there is anything wrong with either of those exercises, but you need to give your spine a break from time to time.

The Dangers of Spinal Compression

Too much spinal loading puts an ungodly amount of pressure on the vertebral discs which leads to a whole host of problems up the road.

If the spine has too much pressure on it, then it will actually start to prematurely degrade.  This could lead to arthritis in the spine.

For more information, be sure to read my back decompression article where I go more in depth on this topic.

With that said I made this video for you guys to show you some different grip exercises you can use to build amazing grip strength using only your bodyweight.

 

If you are new to grip training check out the article below. **Link To Grip Strength Article: https://barbellscholar.com/grip-work/…

 

 


Tony G
Tony G

Anthony is a fan of all things gym related. Growing up very overweight and out of shape, Anthony whipped himself into shape and stunned his entire community becoming a "fitness guru". Tony then set his sights on strength sports (Weightlifting/Powerlifting/Strongman) and learned all about body mechanics, mobility work and injury prevention. Tony found his true love in the strength sports, particularly Olympic Weightlifting. He earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Fitchburg State University in Exercise and Sports Science. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA.

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