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?
Yes, I do, for myself as well as clients. I love the facial expressions when I handshake someone for the first time. They are always pleasantly surprised, which spurs another conversation.
We do the exercises mentioned, plus finger extensions; I like using the reset glove. Most clients forget about the extensors and concentrate on the flexion. We also work on the rest of the arm for optimal hand strength.
I use the MELT Hand Treatment regularly to improve and/or maintain good hand health, including wrist range of motion and to release tension all the way up the facial arm lines to the shoulders and neck.
Hi Michael. I work with a lot of racquet sport athletes, and so I often will work the forearm (extensors and flexors) using modalities and exercises such as rubber ball squeezes, Farmer’s Carry, hammer pronation and supination, newspaper rolling, rubber band spreads…