There’s no more iconic image than the forearms of Popeye. Big, beefy forearms are arguably the best indicator of a powerful man. Over the last few weeks, I’ve written about the importance of grip strength, types of grip strength, and how to develop them. Forearm strength, although not technically grip strength is closely very closely related. As you train your grip, your ability to perform pull-ups, deadlifts, rows and more will become easier. But, training your forearms is not just important to aesthetics, it’s important for the majority of sports, and physically activities. In my opinion, the easiest way...Read More
Author: Milo of Croton
The pinch grip is probably the least glamorous of the three grip types. Please refer back to my previous grip articles here, here and here. Among grip experts, the consensus is that in order to maintain good hand health, it’s very important to train all aspects of your grip. The pinch grip is vital to overall hand strength because it, more than any other grip, involves the thumb. The Opponens pollicis, Abductor pollicis and Adductor pollicis are the thumb muscles responsible for developing a power pinch grip. If you squeeze your thumb against your forefinger you can “flex” these...Read More
By the time this article is published, France will have started deciding the future of their country. The islamization of France is almost complete; this will be France’s last opportunity to peacefully expel the Saracen raiders. A French coworker will be voting in Sunday’s election, and I’ve spend the better half of two weeks talking to him at length about his vote, and the future of France. “Pierre”, as we’ll call him here, emigrated 4 years ago from Avignon, and has rapidly assimilated. He’s taken English lessons, has made friends that solely speak English and returned to his Christian...Read More
Of the three types of grip: crushing, supporting and pinching; supporting grip is the easiest to train in theory and practice. Supporting grip is the ability of the hand to hang on to an implement. It is almost entirely dependent on finger strength. This is a universally important ability whether you’re a mom carrying groceries to the car, or an avid golfer. Many deadlifts have been lost at the last second before the judge gives the down signal, or more importantly firearms dislodged from the users’ hand in a violent confrontation. Again, it is of the utmost importance for...Read More
How many times have you shook another man’s hand, and made a judgment call on his character? In western countries, the firm handshake is preferred, and often those who rank higher on the socio-sexual hierarchy take this to another level. Those with weak handshakes enter into a meeting, or negotiations, at a disadvantage. Crushing grip is the ability to apply force in the handshake motion. As I mentioned in my previous article, those who use their hands for a living in manual labor often have powerful crushing grips, but these men are becoming more and more rare. Innovations in...Read More
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