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08-19-2010, 03:45 AM
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Anybody use hand grips??

A couple guys were using hand grips before practice a couple days ago. I had no idea why. I had never seen anybody using them before (except for wrestlers). Does anybody else use them?

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I never used handgrips but I sometimes I used a gyro ball.

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Yes, I have some in my backpack right now.

I haven't noticed any hockey-specific improvements, but people do often tell me that I have a good handshake

I started using them on and off in 2007 after breaking my hand. They improve your grip and forearm strength.

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I really don't use them there so uncomfortable

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My brother has hand grips and I used them when he still lived at home. I feel it makes my hands a bit looser after I used them. Maybe people use them because they have a lot of stress in their hands and want to loosen them up before playing?

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Nah, I just spent 15 years playing the drums. That will get you pretty good wrist and forearm strength

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They might help out on those nights when the wife/gf is working late.

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I used the Pro Hands Gripmaster when I was starting to play the bass. I stopped learning when I started to focus more on hockey, but that was a good precursor to building wrist/hand/forearm strength. I just use a light weight model...but I'm sure I could move up.

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Bass guitar has to be the most forearm/wrist building activity I know of. Especially on one with high action.

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i play guitar and use one of those things. it SERIOUSLY helped with guitar, but i havent noticed anything for hockey. maybe its cos im that good.

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I could see them helping with stickhandling because you hands/wrists/forearms would be stronger.

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Quote:
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Bass guitar has to be the most forearm/wrist building activity I know of. Especially on one with high action.
Oh yeah. Played the bass for 18 years and I still remember the cramps in my left arm.

EDIT: Oops, forgot how old I actually am

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similar to noobman above, started using them to rebuild strength after busting up some bones in my hand.

Very addictive - ended up getting some of these suckers: http://www.heavygrips.com/ that go up to 400 lbs. Working on 250 at the moment. Bones in the hand still click every now and then when using them.. wonder if that's bad..

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I used to use them for golf. Having stronger forearms allows you to much better control the clubface.

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