Working out your grip at the office

Thanks to the survey on the right sidebar, I’ve learned that most of you want to hear more tips about “lifestyles“. Just as a recap, the lifestyles category is Go Healthy Go Fit’s way of identifying a few lifestyles that are representatives of certain schedules. For example, “The Bartender” is for people who work night jobs, while “The Business Person” is for the nine-to-fiver. Speaking of the business person, let’s take a look at some grip exercises you can do right at your desk.

Why you should work out your grip
It’s the stepchild of the modern workout. It gets no love, but it’s almost the most important component of how much weight you can actually lift, according to Rusty Moore:
“I am sure you have heard the phrase – a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. If you believe that is the case, then many muscles in your body are only as strong as your grip.”

He’s right. Your grip is the focal point of an upper body workout. Without a good grip, you will not be able to lift the amount of weight that will give your muscles a good workout, it’s just that simple.

Not to mention the fact that most of the activities that we engage in for fun revolve around the grip. Take golf, wakeboarding/water skiing, softball, rock climbing, football, etc. All of these sports/activities require that you have a good, strong grip.
But most importantly, people’s first impression of your character can stem from your handshake. This is true for both men and women. You obviously don’t want to crush someone else’s hand the first time you meet them, but having a good firm handshake indicates that you have a strong personality.
Tomorrow we’ll take a look at how to work out your grip at the office.




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