Towel pull-ups are an effective way to strengthen your grip. All you need is a strong towel and a pull-up bar. More than likely, your grip will fail before your back or arms.
Another great benefit of towel pull-ups is that they allow you to perform the so-called neutral grip pull-ups which reduce the stress on the wrist and elbow. Below is an instructional video by BeastLifestyle on how to do towel pull-ups.
2.Deadlifts with overhand grip
Deadlifting with an overhand grip results in a stronger grip. If you want to make the exercise even harder, you could use a thick bar.
3.Hanging from a chin-up bar
If you don’t have a lot of equipment, you can simply hang from a chin-up bar for time. To make the exercise harder, use a towel and/or hang with one arm at a time.
There are many grip exercises that you can do with a sledgehammer. All of them usually fall under one common name – sledgehammer levering. Never try advanced sledgehammer drills if you are not ready. Breaking your head is not the goal.
Video by: GTSPerformance
5.Hex dumbbell holds
A good way to work on your grip is to hold heavy Hex dumbells for time. Grab a pair of dumbbells by your sides and hold them. This will strengthen your fingers in a hurry.
Video by: anwnate
Another effective way to work on your grip and forearms are farmer walks. Grab a pair of heavy dumbbells and start walking around. People may give you weird looks, but what do they know?
Video by: Performance U
6.Train your grip like Bruce Lee
A while ago we presented an article revealing how Bruce Lee trained his grip. You can try some of his moves.
Video by: Tony Valente
7.Use a bucket of sand to strengthen your grip
An old-school way to strengthen your grip are rotations, squeezes and hand openings in a bucket of sand.
Video by: strongergrip
Important tip: People often associate forearm size with grip strength, and while there is some correlation, the key to a strong grip is finger and tendon strength. That’s why powerlifters don’t rely as much on wrist rollers and focus on direct finger and grip exercises.