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Old 10-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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For those who have weaker hands... What do you do in order to strengthen your muscles in your hand/wrist?

I have fairly decent strength in my hands/wrist, however as I would like to improve... I am wondering what I can do to increase it...

Anybody have any suggestions, techniques, etc..?
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I've used one of these a lot. It's helped quite a bit after wrist surgery. Therapy putty, kinda like silly putty does wonders, also.
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If you want high quality hand strength equipment Google Ironmind. They have a lot of grippers, machines, accessories and literature on building hand/grip strength.

Ironmind grippers are very serious pieces of workout equipment, follow their recommendations on where to start because most of them are impossible to close for a person of average hand strength.



Their books on hand strength are also very helpful if you are serious about developing your grip.

Not sure if links are okay but a quick Google search will get you there.
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I must have developed my hand and wrist enough in my younger days that it has never been a problem.
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For those who have weaker hands... What do you do in order to strengthen your muscles in your hand/wrist?
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1) Practice target shooting at 10 to 25 yards with your current pistol. Quit when your shoulder is tired.

2) Buy a 2-1/2# revolver with a 12# trigger. Dry fire a few times a day until you can keep it on target, then go to the range and try to keep on the paper...
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1) Practice target shooting at 10 to 25 yards with your current pistol. Quit when your shoulder is tired.

2) Buy a 2-1/2# revolver with a 12# trigger. Dry fire a few times a day until you can keep it on target, then go to the range and try to keep on the paper...
I was thinking more along the lines without using the pistol itself. But this works too!
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tennis ball or handball squeezes. plus you will have come back material about why you squeezing your _________ workout device
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I use a tennis ball from time to time. I found it while out on a walk with Gunner the dog, so the price was right.
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You can only open it AFTER the exercises though
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I have fairly good strength in my hands but when the arthritis acts up the pain and cramps are too bad to even pick up a pistol let along squeeze off a couple of rounds. Any cures for this out there?
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I have fairly good strength in my hands but when the arthritis acts up the pain and cramps are too bad to even pick up a pistol let along squeeze off a couple of rounds. Any cures for this out there?
Same problem, yet, so far, not quite as acute... Get some Blue Emu salve, rub it in your hands, then use a squeeze ball, or spring grips, like the one in red plastic posted above, and gently squeeze, until your hand gets tired. Do the same exercise, both hands, morning, noon, and evening. DO NOT over-do it... It takes time... Arthritis can be ameliorated by exercise- but not abusive, over-the-top practice... Be patient...

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