Farmers, wrestlers, strongmen (note – I mean STRONG men, not the bloated “muscle boys” you see preening “their stuff” in the gyms), tennis players, elite forces all over the world, and martial artists.
What do the following groups of people have in common, other than the fact they perform different types of physical activity on a regular and daily basis?
Some may have “bulging muscles”, and some may not. Some may be “ripped to shreds” (UGH, I think I’m going to rip the next book apart that spouts that sort of nonsense), and others might be solidly built. Some might even need to lose a bit of weight, while others might be so skinny you could hang a pair of freshly pressed trousers on them.
So, and again, what do these people all have in common?
Strength and stamina, I hear some of you say.
Well, good answer - - but what else?
A STRONG GRIP.
A farmer, for instance, might not have archetypical “show” muscles, but grip his hand at the end of a long, hard day (his, spent working on the farm), and you’ll quickly experience the closest thing you can to an actual gorilla’s grip.
A wrestler’s forearm might not look “pretty”, and neither might his calloused and bandaged hands, but those very mitts can take the typical bodybuilder’s arm in a vice like grip that the bodybuilder would be hard pressed to even TRY and escape from, and do things with it that would have the average “pretezel”blushing with shame (that old line, “twist you into a pretezel”!).
A tennis player, martial artist, a boxer, a gymnast – you name it, and the list goes on and on – all people that perform physical activity on a daily basis, different sorts, but they have all that ONE thing in common i.e. a strong, bone crushing, vice like grip.
And this, my friend, is one of the most important parts of a human being’s overall physical development.
The forearms, fingers and wrist are what make up the “gripping muscles”, and you use these in virtually ALL situations in daily life, from carrying groceries up the stairs to lugging heavy furniture around.
To put it another way, showy biceps might help you get the lady, for instance, but couple those with weak forearms, and you’ll never be able to carry her up that flight of stairs to your apartment.
You might be able to curl impressive poundages in the gym using straps and other aids, but when it comes to doing pull-ups on a thick bar, a weak grip is what will let you down the most.
On the other hand, a strong grip is an advantage in just about every situation.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to improve at pull-ups or to carry and hoist heavy weights around, or even just for better sporting performance - - the stronger the grip is, the better you’ll perform. Heck, a strong grip will even help the more romantic of you give your significant other a good massage - - and those of you that have been reading my emails and newsletters on a daily basis know that I’ve often alluded to the BONE CRUSHING grip the tiny Chinese masseuses who I’ve been to a lot of times (to get the living daylights pummeled out of me, literally) - - whew!
Grip training is an often ignored component of modern day trainee's workout. You hear of folks wanting to build their chest, develop their back muscles to the fullest, and so forth, but how many guys do you really see training their grip hard? I'll bet not too many, probably none if you are training in a commercial gym.
The major reason behind this is that (sadly) most people today train for the “look” as opposed to functional strength. And that, as I’ve noted repeatedly in my daily newsletters and books, is a huge mistake - - but one that is often actively encouraged by the modern day “muscle media”.
The funny part about this is that deep down inside, most folks actually WANT a strong grip, but don't have an inkling of how to get it.
Let's admit it, we all want to be the guy with the bone-crushing grip that can make a person scream for mercy with a simple handshake), but aren't, for whatever reason, willing to put in the effort required for same.
Note I did not say "time and effort" required, as it it takes very little time to really torch the forearms and grip. In fact, a FIVE to TEN minute dedicated routine performed with FOCUS is all you really need to build a super grip - and if you are doing some of the other exercises I advocate, you may not even need that long – five minutes is probably all that even the most experienced trainee will be capable of handling.
You know it's been a good workout when you literally feel the blood rushing back into your "swollen" (they aren't really swollen, but they feel that way) forearms after your done!
Last, but not least, remember that grip training only works if you keep that ONE central principle I advocate in ALL my courses and emails in mind, that being “train your body as a whole, concentrate on the large (as opposed to “show”) muscles, and use exercises that work the entire body as an UNIT, as it was supposed to work!”.
In other words, concentrate on COMPOUND movements, not silly isolationist movements.
Concentrate on the large muscles of the body - - namely the hips, legs and back, as those are the muscles that give you the foundation for super, long lasting, life long strength, health and power provided you work them the right way.
Concentrate on exercises that make you huff, puff and sweat like a dripping sponge rather than those where you sit on your butt and idly move a few machines around while watching T.V. and admiring “Jane Doe” on the treadmill.
And THEN, ladies and gentlemen, you focus on the grip - - and the exercises I am going to teach you in this course.
This course is currently available as an "e-manual" in PDF format at the ridiculously low price of $10.99, and will be YOURS within 24 hours of reciept of payment.
Order NOW, and be preprared to develop levels of bone crushing gripping power that very few will EVER be able to match - - a grip like the archetypical GORILLA, with forearms to match!
I look forward to hearing about your success.