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Grip strength has enormous benefits for real-life applications alone (pickle jar, fixing household items, grocery schlepping), but the benefits are compounded for those who train for strength, body composition or athleticism. The reasons why aren’t always intuitive, so let’s break it down. Here’s how grip strength matters for those who lift recreationally or competitively in powerlifting, strongman or bodybuilding. Have a “no weak links” policy. Activating your CNS can be an effective primer to a lifting session. Squeezing your grip tight engages the triceps and lats. Build grip strength with a few tricks added to your normal training.   Have...

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If you are new to grippers, which one to start with can be a daunting decision. But, there is an easy recommendation we would give to anyone regardless of fitness level or experience with grippers. Get an IronMind Trainer. Starting with an IronMind Trainer will instantly reveal many things about your strength level and point to the other grippers that could serve you the best.   If the gripper feels difficult to close:The IronMind Trainer is uniquely positioned as a conquerable challenge. Think of it like a 5K run. Even if you're not a runner, you can train for a 5K...

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Covered in this article: Not all grippers are created equal Knowing is half the battle Variety is the spice of life Where to go from here Rating grippers is like catching fish. Hear me out. Everyone has an uncle who will hold a woefully small trout at arm’s length to exploit perspective in support of his claim of a “whopper.” But there is a truth to how much the fish weighs and it is measurable. Other measurements (length, girth) could have been taken, but weight is simple and easy to understand. Weight is also useful and relatable. The same is...

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Here’s why: Services hard-to-fill gaps in gripper strength progression. 18mm handle size unlocks actual gripper cheat codes. Colored handles are refreshing and durable. Any mentions of a genie easily send the imagination to a certain affable street rat and his magical friend shackled by incandescent incarceration. However, Grip Genie is actually a retro video game reference to an add-on that allowed you to cheat on your favorite games. Enter a simple cheat code and your character instantly had infinite lives, the ability to fly or a massive strength boost. Similarly, Grip Genie offers grip strength cheat codes to unlock magical...

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