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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

An Easy Way to Increase Your Grip Strength (Video)

Since I've been posting some items on how your grip affects different areas of your swing,  Phil sent me this link to a article on improving grip strength. Not how strong or weak your hands are turned on the club's grip, but how to make the muscles in your hands stronger for better control of your club.

Using a stress ball to increase your strength

The article recommends squeezing a medium to firm stress ball "as hard as you can 10 times in the palm of each hand every day."

One nice thing about this method is that you don't need room to swing a club in order to get the benefits. It's also an inexpensive and portable exercise aid that you can carry with you.

If you look around the 'net, you'll find plenty of other suggestions that focus on a similar idea. Sticking your hands in a bucket full of rice or sand is one variation. Here's a YouTube video on that, and there are several other videos with different things you can try. After all, plenty of different sports use grip strengthening exercises.

Twisting wet towels is also one I've heard, as well as using old tennis balls (doubles as recycling!) or even squirting water from water bottles. (That last one's a bit messy but could be fun if you've got kids.)

My point is simply that there are lots of ways to strengthen your grip if you just dig around a little. (Hey, how about digging holes in the garden with your hands?) And thanks to Phil for suggesting this post.

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