Did you know that grip strength is associated with health, longevity and even cognitive functions?
In any case, a good grip is essential if you want to remain independent in your older days.
You can roughly break down grip strength into several specific and different types of grip:
- Crushing grip (handshake, opening jars…)
- Pinching grip (holding something heavy between thumb and fingers)
- Supporting grip (holding something with fingers wrapped around)
Dexterity is defined as demonstrating skill in performing tasks with your hands.
Traditional artisanal crafts and similar hobbies are quickly becoming a thing of the past…
Less and less people working with their hands (clicking a mouse does not count…), and kids are also showing signs of poor fine motor skills.
Well, you can also use Indian clubs to address some of these problems, with the 2 exercises we show you below.
Remember, the goal is always smooth and graceful movement!
Finally, thick handled clubs are another way to work your grip and forearm strength. A thick handle prevents you to fully lock your fingers, creating an open grip. Your hand and wrist muscles have to work extra hard to control the clubs!
Here you can use Fatgripz and slide them on your Pahlavandle™, or swing our Pahlavandle™ XL. The XL club has no end knob on the handle, but a reverse taper, which forces you to really engage your hand to keep a grip. And of course, th fact that you can load up the Xl up to 20kg means there is lots of room for strength work and development!
Just be aware that doing too much work with thick handles when you have not slowly built up to it is likely to cause some elbow problems, so don’t overdo it! Make sure to engage all fingers, and stretch your grip muscles and wrists after training.