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/r/GripTraining is a subreddit for anyone from hardcore grip strength competitors to anyone looking for a stronger pair of mitts or bigger forearms (though the emphasis is on overall grip strength not solely aesthetics).
Post your questions, routines, exercises, reviews of equipment you use, grip accomplishments, technique/training tips, grip sport news, grip videos/articles, etc.
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Technique Tuesday: Articles, videos, tips, and discussion focused around a featured grip exercise every other week. Viewing past posts is a great way to get an in depth introduction to a variety of exercises. See all past Technique Tuesdays.
[Monthly Grip Challenges] (https://www.reddit.com/r/GripTraining/comments/56iitw/grip_training_contest_discussion_post_102016/): Contests involving specific types of grip strength, or specific tools.
Long-term Grip Challenges: Contests that run for 6mo or more.
Current Grip Challenges
- For links and a place to ask questions, click The Contest Discussion Post. Please keep all competition-related questions in there.
Past Grip Challenges
About grip training
Grip strength is incredibly useful in everyday life, often the weak point in overall strength training, useful in sports like climbing and martial arts, and great for injury prevention. Taken further there is the sport of grip training, the most popular of which is closing Captains of Crush Grippers but also includes events like pinch lifts, hub lifts, blob lifts, sledgehammer and lever lifts, etc and their respective training tools.
This Beginner Routine by David Horne is a very good routine to build a base for more advanced grip training.
Tykato's Big Post contains some grip-centric anatomy lessons, and some light rehab info.
Hand and Wrist Health
/r/GripTrade - Buy, sell, or trade grip training equipment