How to Increase Grip Strength

If you’re looking to improve your grip strength you’ve come to the right place. We will keep it simple listing a couple of ways you’ll be able to increase your grip strength pretty quickly. Let’s face it, you use your hands for pretty much everything, carrying the shopping, typing at your desk, opening a jar of peanut butter as well as crushing some deadlifts in the gym. Spider Hands – This is a great way to stretch out your hands and wrists, yes, spiders have 8 legs and we have 5 fingers but it sort of looks like a spider when you perform the movement which is why we called it spider hands! Watch the video below to get an idea of how to do this movement it is very simple and you will instantly feel the benefits of this stretch. You’re going to want to spread the palm of your hand up against a flat surface, spread the fingers evenly apart and press it down, this will give you a great stretch up the wrist into the forearm and also on the fingers. If you can’t completely flatten your hand at first don’t worry just keep working at it and eventually you’ll be able to! Having better mobility in the fingers and wrists will ultimately enable you to improve your grip strength and prevent loss of strength in hands over time. Hand Grippers – These are an excellent way to increase your grip strength and prevent loss of strength in the hands over time, simple to use, very cheap and provide great results they are a no brainer when it comes to looking at equipment to improve your grip. We have our very own adjustable hand grippers available in the store here. There are many different ways you can use hand grippers, we have a full guide here on the different movements! Stretches At Your Desk – If you’re working at a desk all day then you will have lots of time to perform a few of the exercises below, these will improve your mobility and grip strength without much daily effort and over time it will all add up! If you do 10 minutes of stretches a day 5 days a week that’s nearly 2 days of solid stretching in 1 year! Standing up place your fingers back and palms facing forward flat on your desk, this will give a great stretch up the wrist and forearms as well as the fingers, try holding this position for around 15 seconds, if it feels comfortable move your wrists side to side a bit to give an extra stretch. You can do this one sitting down, press the bottoms of your fingers up against the desk, palms in the air, you can do this one finger at a time holding each one for a few seconds, after this you will feel an instant release! Last one, this can also be performed sitting or standing, put one arm out in front of you palm facing down first, grab the tips of your fingers and pull them back towards your face, this will feel like a similar stretch to the others but we will be hitting the muscles from all different angles. Flip the palm facing upwards and pull your fingers towards you again. This can be performed a couple of times until you feel loose!

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