Hey everyone, I’ve been lifting for about 7 years, 3 of which enhanced.
Wondering if anyone recommends any exercises for “strength”, not just in the traditional sense, ie compound lifts, but the kind of strength that’s require for weirder situations in life.
I’m training to become a firefighter. There’s a lot of prying open doors and stuff like that. Smashing tools against each other, pulling, grabbing, twisting, etc. Grip is something I really have to look into. My “big” muscles are very powerful but my smaller muscles are weak in comparison. My grip doesn’t live up to my deadlift. And I know I’ll need a lot of these smaller muscles.
I feel like the unidirectionality of traditional weightlifting isn’t optimal for these types of situations. Even just working farmer’s walks, wrist curls, etc may not cut it. Do you guys have any suggestions ?