Get a grip.

Weighted pull-ups 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

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Laurie Galassi 77lbs at 127lbs BW, Josh Everett 154lbs at 185lb

 

Grip strength is super valuable for what we do in Crossfit, but has carryover in daily life and many sports as well.  Many of our functional movements are affected by it, you can’t lift what you can’t hold on to be it a barbell, kettlebell, or your own body.  Just like anything we do, the workouts alone will do wonders for developing grip, but if you find that you continually drop off the bar due to your hands hurting or just plain losing your grip there are some things you can do….and no, tape is not one of them.  A rant for another time 🙂  Everything from performing bar hangs, farmers carry, hanging from a towel or rope will help.  Revisit the CF Journal article about this topic complete with some great tips on how to avoid a bloodbath during your next “Murph”.

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Bowing to the Supple Shoulder Gods…..

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