Grip strength has been shown as a primary indicator of overall health and risk of disease in the body. Decline in grip strength increased the risk of heart attack by 17%. One study suggests that, for each 11-pound decrease in grip strength, there is a 16 percent higher risk of death from any cause. This is why scientists refer to grip strength as a biomarker for the body.
Grip strength, a measure of body function, has been suggested as a biomarker of aging. By simply training the muscles of your forearm & hand you can reduce your risk of any disease by 16% and increase your full body strength through neurological stimulation. (https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/grip-strength-may-provide-clues-to-heart-health-201505198022)
Here are a few exercises you can do to strengthen your grip anywhere:
Exercise 1- Dumbbell Crush Grip
Exercise 2- Dumbbell Pronation & Supination
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Sergio Carrillo, NASM-CPT