Thursday, May 2, 2013

How To Do Barbell Plates Pinch Grips



You may take this for granted but every time you're holding heavy weights in your hands, gripping a door or unscrewing a jar, you're using wrist muscles to perform the action. If you lack the strength to do any of these things, it can definitely add inconvenience to your life.

Today I'm going to teach you a simple exercise for increasing your pinch grip strength. It's an exercise that you may want to add to your regimen.

How To Do Pinch Grips With Barbell Plates?

You'll need barbell weight plates for this exercise. To get a feel for the exercise, start out with light weight plates (two 2.5 pound plates in each hand or one 5 pound plate in each hand). Grasp the plates between your thumb and index finger. Now, stand up straight while simultaneously pulling your shoulders back. Make sure not to slouch, good posture is paramount here.
Grasp the weights for at least thirty seconds then set them down. Rest for fifteen seconds then repeat the exercise for another thirty seconds. Do five sets of the exercise with each repetition lasting thirty seconds.

As you become stronger, you can increase the amount of weight for the pinch grip exercise. For example, after you've mastered the previous weight, grasp heavier plates (e.g. two 5pound weights) between your thumb and index finger. Do five sets of the exercise, pinching the weights for a thirty second count.
This exercise has carryover benefits for deadlifting, farmer's walk, pull ups, chin ups, barbell and dumbbell rows, and even everyday chores.
You'll be glad for the new strength and what it can do for you.

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