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Strengthen That Grip! An At Home Workout with Altitude

Updated: May 27, 2019

Having strong wrists and grip is really helpful in every day life. Open jars with ease, carry ALL the groceries in with one trip, winning tug-of-wars...

For pole and aerial life though? Wrist and grip strength is really important! No more sliding when you don't want slide! It will give you better control of all moves that require any hand grip (and we all know there are a lot of those!).

So, here's a fantastic and short tutorial from Alex, Altitude Drury's fab owner. These are all exercises you can do in the comfort in your own home!

So, without further ado - here's your new workout!

1) Clasp hands together and swivel wrists 10 times in each direction

2) Unclasp hands and rotate wrists 8 times in each direction

3) Stretch your arms out straight on either side of you and make sure your elbows are locked. Make a fist with each hand flick your fingers out as hard as you can 10 times. Repeat above your head and straight out in front of you.

4) If you have a grip trainer handy then grab that, otherwise, a tennis ball, stress ball or rubber ball works just as well. Squeeze it as hard as you can 10 times. On the 11th time squeeze and hold for 10 seconds. Switch to the other side.

5) Using either a small dumbbell or a full water bottle, (even a can of tomatoes from the pantry), hold your arm out straight holding the bottle palm down. Flex your wrist up 10 times. Turn your arm palm up and again flex your wrist towards you 10 times. Repeat with the other arm.

6) To stretch your wrists and forearms place your palms flat on the floor, fingers facing your knees and slowly move your weight backwards. Flip your hands over so that the backs of your hands are on the floor, fingers still facing your knees, and slowly move your weight back.

Aaaand shake it out!!

And there you go, do this sequence a few times a week and you'll be on your way to a stronger grip for all your pole and aerial needs!

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