The one thing that I have learned over the years in observing some of the most successful athletes and weightlifters is that they all have tremendous grip strength. I mean the kind of grip that can give them ultimate victory in any hand-shaking contest if there were any such of a thing. Below I will discuss 2 exercises that you can execute in order to achieve this kind of herculean status.
The Fingertip Push-up: This is just what it sounds like and there are a few variations of this exercise. The first is to simply get into an upright push-up position. Instead of your hands being flat you will only be bracing the weight of your body on your fingertips! From here simply execute a full push-up. Do as many as you can without going to failure. The second variation is the pop-up method. This is a bit more intense and I wouldn’t attempt this until you have mastered the first method. For this one you want to start out in an upright push-up position with your hands normally braced on the floor as if you were doing a normal push-up. Next, execute the push-up and when you have fully ascended in the range of motion in one quick movement immediately pop-up onto your fingertips. From this position just as quickly pop down with your hands flat back into the start position. Repeat this process for every repetition.
The Kettlebell Bell Up Press: This particular one requires the use of some cold hard steel. The idea is pretty simple. You want to pick up the kettlebell with the bell part (round bottom portion) of the weight balanced in the up position and not against your forearm like it normally is in the holding position of the clean. There is no other part of your body touching the bell except your hand which is solidly embraced around the cold hard steel handle of the bell. From below your chin simply press the bell above your head and lower back.
You will no doubt develop a herculean grip when executing these exercises. Practice it flawlessly!
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