Are You Working On Your Hand Strength?

Hand strength is probably one of the most commonly forgotten or undertrained regions of the body, yet the importance of having good hand strength is paramount, especially when training with body weight movements or with conventional exercises that require hand strength.

Often it is a lack of hand  strength that perhaps is the limiting reason why one cannot progress any further with a chin up and other bodyweight or conventional exercises.

Next time you hit the gym, perhaps think about adding in some wrist, hand and finger mobility and strength work to your program.  Remember, the wrist and hand is like any other part of the body and if you haven’t trained these areas before, you will need to start gradually and build up slowly.  Mobility with loading through the fingers and wrists can be quite challenging and one should take it very slowly as they develop strength through range of motion.

Below are some examples of how could work on hand strength, this includes grip strength and finger strength.


This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.


Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.