What Is Crush Grip?

Crush grip is the grip between your fingers and palm. A typical example of this would be if you were to close your hand as tightly as you can. This is the crushing motion.


Crush grip is great fun to train as there is a large variety of grip tools that can develop not only your grip but overall strength too.

Crush Grip Training

How To Train Crush Grip

If you are already a regular in the gym, training your crush grip is very easy. You can make a few adjustments to your training and increase your crush over a relatively short period of time.

On deadlift days you can add short holds to the end of your lift, we would prefer that you use double overhand grip whilst warming up and leave the straps off as long as possible. This applies to rows and pull downs. Leave the straps off as long as you can.

One of our favorite ways to develop crush grip is using a rolling handle. Basically a one handed deadlift with a thick handle that rotates, sounds cool right? Well it is! We highly recommend you give them a go.

Rolling Handle Training

Benefits Of A Strong Crush Grip

Crush grip is used all day every day. Whether your opening doors, driving your car or shaking a colleagues hand (not so much anymore).

Crush grip is used for almost everything hand related. If you have a job that requires manual labor then you'll likely have a good crush grip already.

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