Female Wrestlers, Strengthen Initial Grasps, Train With Hand Grips

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June 4, 2022,

Get a grip.


You shouldn’t be offended. We weren’t talking about you.

Well, at least not directly.

We’re encouraging you. To get a grip.

On your opponent.

Their hands, wrists or arms. Possibly around the back of their neck.

It is what you will need to do when you open the match with hand fighting.

If you are a Newer Female Grappler, starting on your knees or standing up, your match will begin with hand fighting and gripping.

No way around that.

Come to grips with that.

How strong is your grip?

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You can easily see what we are speaking of. Let’s try a beginner’s experiment.

Sit in a chair and with your left arm resting on your left thigh and knee, close your fist.


Then open it.

Then close it.

Open and close. Slowly. Over and over again.

You can literally see what muscles you will be working if you purchase a Hand Gripper. Not only will you strengthen your grip, look at what the exercise is doing to your forearm as you grip.

Literally. You can see and feel it.

Time to discuss.

And purchase.

Grippers, sometimes called hand grippers, are primarily used for testing and increasing the strength of the hands.

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This specific form of grip strength has been called crushing grip, which has been defined as meaning the prime movers are the four fingers, rather than the thumb.

There are differences from brand to brand, but the common features of standard grippers are that they use a torsion spring fitted with two handles.

The exact dimensions of these elements vary, as well as the materials used to make them; the springs are made from various types of steel, and the handles are generally made from wood, plastic, steel or aluminum.

You can purchase grips with various functions from $25 to well over $100.

Here is a basic one found on Amazon, as of this May, 2022 writing at $25.95.

IronMind Captains of Crush (COC) Hand Gripper – The Gold Standard of Grippers The World’s Leading Hand Strengthener

If you don’t have any grip training equipment, chances are your hand strength is less than it should be, and if your grip training equipment looks like a toy that could have come in a box of cereal, the same thing is true.

Captains of Crush (CoC) grippers changed the world by taking what had been a cheap, imported plaything and turning it into a beautifully crafted training tool for serious strength athletes. Made in the USA and known worldwide, nothing else puts power in the palm of your hand like a Captains of Crush gripper.

Just to keep this in perspective, most people who lift weights cannot close a Captains of Crush No. 1 gripper the first time they try and only rarely do we ever see someone close a Captains of Crush No. 2 gripper on his first attempt.”

The last description really hits home. If you purchase, it will be interesting to see how you do on your first grip.

Now for book form.

Grip Like a World Champion 2.0 by Jimmy Pedro

“Learn How To Grip The Gi – From The Creator Of The Greatest Gripping System On Earth

  • 2x Olympic Medalist, World Champion & US Olympic Coach Jimmy Pedro Shows All Of His Gripping Secrets
  • Win judo’s most important battles and grip fight like a champion with World Champion Jimmy Pedro’s legendary gripping system
  • Jimmy Pedro updates and improves on his original “Grip Fight Like A Champion” series, laying out his entire blueprint around how to move, grip, and set up any throw
  • Learn the angles, grips, and set ups that have worked for him at the elite levels that you won’t learn anywhere else
  • Give your judo a huge upgrade with a plan on how to grip and move, with the same coaching the US Olympic team
  • Every exchange in judo comes down one question: who has the dominant grips.”

Seems like some great possibilities for your competition.

Here is what one reviewer had to say about the book, “This is short yet great introduction to how to do better in grip fighting because it is the most important element when doing randori. Without a good grip, you cannot execute your throws.”

Hopefully you are becoming more comfortable with the concept of how important having a strong grip is during your initial hand fighting, grasping, and pulling.

Especially forward so you can trap them in a Guillotine Choke.

We now turn our attention to a visiting writer with further suggestions.

Improve Hand Grip Strength

By Mathew Clarke

Have you ever tried lifting something off the floor, but found it too difficult to even grip the object? Do you feel pain and weakness when you turn doorknobs or when you drive for long periods of time?

If you said yes to any of these questions then it is possible that you are suffering from low grip strength. “Grip strength” is a general term that is used to refer to a person’s capacity to grip, crush, pinch, clamp, and crimp things.

Our hands were designed primarily to grip, so you should be able to do it with ease and strength. However, if the opposite is true, then you have to start training your “gripping machine,” which includes your forearms, wrists, and hands. If you do not start training your gripping machine now, your grip strength is going to decline progressively as you age.

This decline will affect not only your ability to grip things, but your overall ability to perform physical tasks as well. If you are into sports, or would like to get into sports such as badminton, basketball, tennis, etc., you will not be able to deliver peak performance with a weak grip.

Hand grip strength can be developed in a variety of ways. The simplest way is to get a tennis ball and squeeze it a couple of times per day. Exercises such as tennis ball squeezes should be measured in terms of sets and repetitions. For example, one set of tennis ball squeezes can require a total of five squeezes. Expressed in a fitness formula, this would be 3 x 5 or three sets of five.

Apply the same principle when you try other grip strength exercises. We highly recommend tennis ball squeezes for beginners because tennis balls are softer, and they can be squeezed with ease while providing consistent resistance.

This resistance is very important for developing grip strength. A gripping exercise with zero resistance is useless because your muscles and joints will have nothing to train against.

If you think you are ready for something more advanced than tennis ball squeezes, you have our blessing to buy a standard hand gripper. A hand gripper is a v-shaped grip training tool that provides continuous outward pressure when squeezed. There are two types of v-shaped hand grippers on the market: the regular-sized grippers and the wide grippers. If you have small hands, or if you have just started training your grip, we recommend that you purchase a small-sized gripper. These smaller grippers still provide a ton of resistance, but they can be handled more comfortably because the handle bars are closer together.

Once you are done with small grippers, and you feel that your hands and forearms are significantly stronger, it is time to move on to wider hand grippers. Wide hand grippers offer more force per inch, and require a wider grip for better control. Be careful when using wide grippers, as they are designed to spring apart at the slightest chance.

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NOTE: Very important, whenever you are engaging in a new exercise or sport for the first time, please consult with your physician first.