Let errrr grip.
I was just reading a post about how grip strength can be limiting to your ability to lift.
Barbend states, "Grip is a limiting factor in strength sports, as we can only lift as much as we can grip in competition." This absolutely true.
I know this frustration all too well as I have been noticing my grip strength fatigue well before the rest of my arms when training for Kettlebell Sport.
Grip strength was destined to be an issue for me. I am a Massage Therapist and Manual Therapist. Using my hands is part of my job and they get used and abused some days.
Barbend goes on to list some exercises to work on in regards to strength which are great. I would like to take that a step further.
This is where manual therapy and Neurokinetic Therapy come in.
Wouldn't it make more sense to learn the "Why" of why your grip strength is faltering?
I know for me, personally, my roator cuff muscles and grip strength are directly related. When I hold something in my hand my rotator cuff would no longer engage properly.
Taking a look at what grip is affecting or what is affecting grip is the best course of action before beginning these grip exercises.
What is your grip doing?
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