Well, I really SHOULD be studying female pathophysiology right now, but I felt it was more “T-Nation” like to make a post about Grip training.
I know there are lots of posts and opinions out there on this, so I won’t belabor the point.
I’ve been using the CoC grippers for awhile now, but with no real schedule or idea of the BEST routine to use. I see many websites say to strictly do static (isometric) holds to increase the crushing strength, and then I see many say to do low rep work. Some say do both.
Just wondering what a good program would look like…ie, how many sets X reps on the isotonic days. How LONG should holds be, for how many sets, on the isometric days. How often should I be doing this?
I’m also incorporating thick-bar work, extensor work, etc, so no worries on that, as I know crushing strength isn’t the end-all be-all of grip strength. But is sure is FUN to do, and there will be something quite nice about one day slamming that no. 3 shut (if my small hands permit).
So, share some gripper routines if ya want, or just some general advice, as there seems to (me) to be a lot of mixed info out there on gripper training. Also, do you guys do anything to strengthen the individual fingers? I was thinking I could use my puny store-bought 30lb gripper for pinky/ring finger work? Or would that be a horrible idea?