Grips

Whether you’re looking to train your fingers and forearms or you want instant results, we’ve got a grip on the essentials of grip gear.
By Jordana Brown ,

Whether you’re looking to train your fingers and forearms or you want instant results, we’ve got a grip on the essentials of grip gear.

1. Rogue Fitness Pinch Block System

Most people can’t even execute a pull-up with all 10 fingers wrapped tightly around the bar. So think how impressed they’ll be when they see you do one with a mere 10 fingertips pinching these blocks. Hint: Work up to pull-ups by using this system on kettlebells first. $63; roguefitness.com

2. Gripad

No sweaty palms, no blisters, no calluses, no wriggling into too-small gloves. Sound good? Secured by three finger bands, Gripads cover the palm and provide a slip-free grip with minimal coverage. $17; gripad.com

3. Captains of Crush Grippers

These CoCs are the gold standard of grippers, the ones that have graced the fists of athletes from time immemorial. With handles made from aircraft-grade aluminum, they’re available in 11 strengths so you can pyramid up as your grip gets stronger. $20; ironmind.com

4. Grip On

Forget gloves. Grip On goes directly on the bar to give you a solid grip. They also prevent blisters and calluses, help isolate muscles, and reduce stress to the hands and wrists. $20; gripon.net

5. Prohands Gripmaster

Interested in truly fine-tuning your grip strength? The Gripmaster allows you to train each finger individually, increasing dexterity along with overall forearm strength. It’s also excellent for stress relief. $15; prohands.net

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