Grip Training with Kettlebells
While Pinching the
50lb Blob Block Weight
For many kettlebell lifters I’ve talked to, Grip Strength can be a concern.
I’m sure everyone’s familiar with grippers and the occasional thick bar work for grip strength, but have you tried Block Weight Training for a well-rounded Grip?
Block Weight Training is much more effective than something like Grippers for developing full-hand strength. Block Weights tax the thumbs especially, but they also work the fingers, wrists, and forearms well too.
Block Weight Training is often done with heads of dumbbells which have either been cut or broken off the handle, but you can actually accomplish the same open-handed strength by using your own Kettlebells.
Here’s one simple example, a Kettlebell Pinch Deadlift.
Block Weight Grip Training with Kettlebells – 16kg
Block Weight Grip Training with Kettlebells – 20kg
I just hit a single here for an on-line feat list, but you can hit these for multiple reps or even holds if you’d like.
These are great for making your entire hand strong, plus they get your wrists and forearms as well.
I hope you like them.