by Robert Maxwell
Grip training is a vital part of overall strength development, but it's often neglected by typical gym goers. One reason is that grip-specific exercises aren't as fun or exciting as more popular movements. Trouble is, a weak grip negatively affects many other lifts. Deadlift, curls, pullups (and pulldowns), rows, and many other popular strength training movements directly involve the hands, and your ability to squeeze them strongly around a barbell. That's why my brother Joseph and I make grip training a regular part of our routine. Check out this video of one of our shared grip training sessions.