Grip Strength

Grip Strength, Gym Chalk -

Do you want a smoother, more fluid mace flow? It's all about controlling your grip and knowing when to relax and contract. Tyler Valencia, President of KIPS, and Shawn Corkery, Co-Owner of Genesis Flow, discuss hand grip during a mace flow and how it translates to athletic performance. Check it out! You can view a full breakdown of Shawn's mace flow here. If you want to optimize your grip control, try applying some chalk to your hands first. Now grab your mace and start flowing!

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Grip Strength -

Grip strength may be the one of the most underrated elements of resistance training.  It’s always, “What do you bench?" "How much can you deadlift?" "How many reps of xyz can you do?" "How fast did you do that?" "How far did you go?” Never has anybody asked me what my dynamometer score was. Considering grip strength is so integral to performance, why aren’t we paying more attention to it? Sure we KNOW it's important; but are we training it systematically, or is grip strength just a by-product of all the work we are doing? Are we eschewing grip strength...

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Grip Strength -

As CrossFitters we attempt to broaden our skills in multiple domains. Whether it be in gymnastics, weightlifting, kettlebells, etc. In all aspects of our training, few things are more transferrable than functional grip strength. How do you expect to do 25 kipping chest to bar pull-ups without dropping off the bar? Or maybe you need to rep out barbell complexes without putting the bar down. Have you tried swinging a kettlebell overhead for anything more than 10 reps? Grip Strength is paramount no matter how you train. So how do we effectively train our grip so that it’s never a...

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