Can’t seem to stay stable on your hands during yoga? Try using these tips to strengthen your grip.
Having a strong grip isn’t necessary only when you’re exercising – it helps in daily life for things like proper handshakes, carrying heavy bags, and keeping a hold on something.
Looking to strengthen your grip and get a hold of those tricky yoga balances? Keep reading.
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Activate your fingers
You grip things by using your finger strength, so you can easily increase your grip strength by training your fingers.
Whenever you are on your hands and knees, try lifting your palms off the ground and using your fingertips to support your weight.
Those who feel comfortable can try doing planks with their fingertips. Remember to stop if you feel any pain because finger injuries are tough to heal.
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Get a grip
… on a hand gripper. Mindless exercises might bore some, but they’re a hassle-free way to train if you’re busy. This isn’t a complicated exercise because all you have to do is find a hand gripper and squeeze it a few times a day. It isn’t as easy as it looks because these devices have a notable resistance.
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Play with handstands against the wall
Like standing on your feet, doing handstands requires you to place your weight evenly on your hands. Try experimenting with balance by moving your weight between the base of your palm and your fingers.
Kick up into a handstand with the help of a wall. Then, grip the ground firmly and try to move your feet away from the wall. If you find yourself unable to do so, try pressing into your fingers to push your body away from the wall. And if you are always falling away from the wall, press harder into your palms for balance.
By practising against a wall, you will be able to understand the concept of using your grip to support your bodyweight better.