Posts Tagged ‘hand strength’
Yesterday was xmas day & I was writing the sales copy for my new book at www.GripTrainingHandbook.com when I came across some Russian equipment I was previously unfamiliar with. Its called the Bison-1.
Now immediately upon sight I know this is something I want and will buy. Here are some Youtube vids too…
OK if that was not freaky enough they have a new device called the Bison-2
Yeah i want one of these too. I looked around for suppliers as I beleive the Bison-1 is around US$150.00 from the manufacturer. http://beinsport.com/ is offering either device for under US$100.00 each free shipping but I can not vouch for the site.
Looks very cool to me.
Yep its gotta be the simplest kettlebell exercise of them all – The Swing !!!
But not just any swing. What you need to do is get a kettlebell thats way beyond your strength level in most exercises. So if you normally do your presses and cleans with a 20KG or 24KG, use a 40KG for the heavy swings.
You will need to have developed your motor skill set with kettlebells before using heavy weights and remember to use tension throughout to stabilize the move.
Do high swings with one arm and you will feel it in your grip and forearms immediately. Much better than barbell curls.
Man for all these years I neglected grip & hand strength. In the time since my last post I have been quite consumed by it. Well let me tell you it is the secret key that can give you a strength edge.
Most folks don’t do grip training – if you have 2-3x your present grip all your other weights can go up big time.
Yet because the muscles involved are small its easy to increase the weights and resistance.
There is also a bunch of different equipment you can use – get a set of quality hand grippers off ebay. You want from 150 lbs to 300 lbs or so.
I also ordered an ivanko super gripper which is still in the mail. These things go to over 400 lbs which is an awesomely strong grip.
I will be releasing a book on grip training real soon.