If you’re an obstacle course runner—whether an American Ninja star, Tough Mudder veteran, or just starting off—grip strength and endurance are key to your success.
If you want a little theory on grip strength to guide what you do, IronMind’s Crushed-To-Dust! Cube will give you the lay of the land.
And if you ready to jump in and start training, here are some guidelines:
Most of the grip-related challenges you will face will depend upon the strength and endurance of your crushing grip, so if you were to choose just one training tool, it should be a Captains of Crush gripper, the fastest route to a stronger grip.
Captains of Crush Grippers
Although it might seem paradoxical, because there is so much emphasis on your crushing grip, the second most important training tool is Expand-Your-Hand Bands, which focus on the extensors (the muscles that open your hand). Expand-Your-Hand Bands will help you achieve muscle balance, avoid overuse injuries, and stay strong and healthy from elbows to fingertips.
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