Another Look at a Stronger Grip Favorite, An Unconventional Strength Challenge Partner Workout, and More "Tone and Drone" Antics
After an eagle-eyed Stronger Grip GripBalls, I remembered that I hadn't talked about them in a while and did a short video about how they can be used for a variety of grip strength and coordination challenges. In addition to the variations in the video below, many people use them to pull sleds, etc. Always be sure to do some extensor work after grip training--especially if it is this intense!follower asked if the little hook ball items on my home bar were
In the corner at and Logan Christopher's now legendary Super Human Training 2 Workshop in Tallahassee, FL, Ryan Pitts had carefully set out a number of totally-new-to-me but super interesting looking pieces of strength and grip training equipment.
Needless to say we all got hooked on using them at that workshop.
I ended up picking out several items which I've been using ever since. They've helped challenge my clients, small group trainees, and myself in unusual, unexpected, and incredibly useful ways. Besides, all of this stuff is all a TON of fun.
Show Notes Below!
Having just returned from the San Diego, I had plenty of scribbled notes, new cues, and fun combos for my small group class... and don't worry, Wednesday people, your time is coming! :)
One of the TOUGHESTexercises to learn and to teach can be the . But, it's incredibly worthwhile to persist with it, even though it can be frustrating. I like to sandwich it into a workout to make sure the practice stays true without excessive frustration.
We started today's workout with a Primal Move inspired warm up,a few deadlifts and swings. Moderate to lightwere chosen so we could focus on our form.
More affectionately nicknamed the "Carousel of Carnage" by our "knack for nicknames" guy at grip balls from StrongerGrip.com to further mix things up a little. The hooks are a little on the small side for some handles - we used them with the thin handle "women's" 16kg kettlebells from Dragon Door (which I love btw - they are perfectsmall group, this circuit of stations presented some interesting challenges in the un-relenting Florida heat yesterday evening. In addition to bringing some ideas from various other related projects to the mix, I also brought the
Here's another example of dowel hip hinges and how to program them into a swing workout
More notes about the hip hinge and swing fixins:
Ian Holmes on hand care and the soft tissues of the forearm: