Red Fox Sports Grip Strengthening Guide
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...for stronger hands, fingers
Thumb and fin-
ger tip exercise:
the thumb and
on the thumb,
and the little
on these two
Thumb, ring and little finger squeeze: focuses
on strengthening these three fingers.
Thumb and little finger exercise: requires a fair
bit of strength in these fingers. Your little finger
may not be strong enough to do this exercise
initially so may have to work up to it.
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The hand has 18 muscles:
Nine muscles that close the hand
Nine muscles that open the hand
As you grip an object the muscles that close
the hand contract while the muscles that open
the hand stabilize the contracting muscles.
These muscle groups are known as antagonis-
tic as they work together to generate move-
ment and control hand functions.
When building strength in the hand and
fingers in order to maximize potential
and prevent injuries you should:
1. Build strength in both the muscles that flex
(close the hand) as well as muscles that
extend (open the hand).
2. Perform strengthening exercises through
the full range of motion. This promotes
maximum blood flow which helps keep the
muscles, tendons, and tissues healthy.
These two principles are also important in de-
veloping muscle balance. Muscle imbalance is
a leading cause of finger, thumb, hand, fore-
arm and elbow problems as well as tendonitis
and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tips For Effectively Using The Red Fox
Sports Grip Strengthener
Most people are used to exercising the mus-
cles that close the hand but often neglect the
opposing muscle group that opens the hand.
The following tips will help you to maximize
strength in the hand, fingers and forearm
and minimize muscle imbalance.
1. Perform exercises through the full range
of motion. This means full flexion and
extension of the hand and or fingers.
2. Open the hand or fingers slowly in order
to build strength in the opposing muscle
3. Squeeze the grip slowly to the count of 4,
hold closed for the count of 4 and open
slowly to the count of 4. Gradually in-
crease the count to 8. This exercise may
provide a challenge for those who need
more resistance than 88 lbs.
How Frequently Should You Use The Grip
The best way to develop grip strength and
endurance is to do some training regularly
example 2-3 sets every second day. Use a re-
sistance level that allows you to do 8-15 reps.
You should feel fatigue on the last few reps.
6 Exercises That Strengthen The Fingers,
Hand and Forearm
For those who would like to:
become better at a sport;
be more efficient at playing a musical in-
recover quicker from a hand, wrist or fin-
improve their grip, hand or finger
The following 6 exercises will help you isolate
specific muscles in the hand, fingers and fore-
arm so you can focus on building endurance
and strength in the areas you need it the
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This exercise strengthens the hand, wrist and
forearm. The reverse grip as shown in image 1
works well for those with larger hands as it pro-
vides an extra half inch of surface area for the
fingers. Image 2 illustrates the standard grip. If our product has met or exceeded
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