Building Your Grip Strength

When it comes to strength training, one of the most common areas missed with regards to a focus point (yet the grip is required for almost all conventional upper body, many trunk and lower body exercises).  So the question really should be, are you limiting your performance by not focusing on your grip? Is your grip limiting your performance in all other areas of your training?  Below are some great tools and various applications of these to help with building your grip strength.  Everyday I am required to use my hands when applying manual therapy and my hands are one of my most important tools in the body.  It would be absolutely crazy of me to assume that the manual work I do each day will be enough, when in fact I am likely to result in some type of overuse injury should I continue relying only on manual therapy to build a strong grip and forearms.  For those of you who use your hands and upper bodies for work, take the time to consider what you do in your training and whether you are getting the most out of your grip and training.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

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Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.