Tip: Pinch Grip Strength

Strength athletes train their crushing grip strength, but often neglect pinch grip strength. Here are some new ways to train it.

Pinch gripping involves squeezing the extended fingers towards the thumb without flexing individual digits, such as you'd experience holding a textbook.

Most strength athletes use plate pinches (holding two 25 or 45 pound plates together), but there are alternatives. For example, using two dumbbells allows you to have access to a greater range of weights. That makes it much easier to progress in smaller increments.

Dan Blewett is the founder of sports performance facility Warbird Training Academy. Dan currently lives a dual life, spending half his year playing professional baseball, and the other half training the next generation.  Follow Dan Blewett on Facebook