Do you take the time to train your Hand Strength?
For example: Crushing, Pinching and Endurance?
Throwing away lifting straps years ago, I often do some of these exercises:
Hand Grippers, Static Hangs, Plate Pinches, Wrist Curls, Towel/Rope Pulldowns and/or Rows, Finger Cable Rows, Fingertip Push Ups/Planks and Plate Walks/Farmer’s Walk….last distance, 2000 non stop feet with 45lb plates.
If you do…What are some techniques you use for yourself or your clients?
I never ignore any aspect of mechanics for clients. I don’t do any extremely long or repetitious programming for the hands/wrists/forearms or any other area. I wouldn’t have a client hold a plank for more than 30 seconds, I usually have several reps of 10-15 secionds. Or do a farmers carry for more than 10 yards at a time. It could be risking injury to push beyond a reasonable distance/endurance hold on any exercise. And the value of such long holds/carries has been questioned by numerous studies. I also advise all clients with jobs/hobbies that could lead to them attempting such long endurance strength activities to break the task up into smaller safer segments. I acknowledge that there are those with the genetics to go their entire life without having an issue from being overly strenuous on their bodies. I just meet these types of people very infrequently.