Training Grip Strength for BJJ

Martial Arts Classes in Raleigh NCThanks for joining us for part two in our series on the importance of grip, and grip strength training for Brazilian jiu jitsu and martial arts in general. If you’re just now reading this, we urge you to go back and read over part one. It discussed the three main types of grips used in BJJ.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk all about how to make your grip stronger. If you’re looking for free martial arts classes in Raleigh, Gracie should be your number one choice. Call us right now for more details.

How To Make Your Grip Stronger

Training your grip is a lot easier than one would think, and there are several simple exercises that you can do at home to make it stronger. Here’s a great list that you should use during your next workout.

Climbing – Climbing is one of the best exercises you can do to increase grip strength. Especially climbing ropes or a rock wall. Rope climbing uses the same sort of grip that you would use in gi and non-gi competitions, so this one exercise should be at the top of your list. Rock climbing doesn’t use really the BJJ grips for competition, however it will make your fingers and forearms a lot stronger.

Hanging – Grab a chin-up bar, tree limb, or anything you can hang from, and hang on for dear life. Try to just hang for as long as possible. Timed hangs can help make your hands extremely strong.

Holding – Holding heavy things for as long as you can will increase your grip strength as well. At home, fill jugs with water or sand, grab a few dumbbells, or you can even use cinder-blocks for this workout. Grab one in each hand and hold them at a comfortable elevated position for as long as you can.

Pulling – Pulling exercises are great for overall strength building, but can also really impact your grip in a positive way. For instance, chin-ups combine holding, hanging and pulling. Other pulling exercises that help with grip would be rope climbing, as you’re pulling your body weight up with your arms, grip, and feet, and you can also use the hang clean, the dead-lift, and rows to make your grip stronger as well.

We hope the tips we’ve listed in the last two posts help you develop massive grip strength so you’re able to take your BJJ to the next level. If you’re looking to start your martial arts training, keep reading to see how Gracie Raleigh can help you!

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