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Hand strengthening exercises


Somehow, when we mention exercises, men and women think of different things, women usually hope for a slim and fit body with no cellulite, while men need only one thing – lots and lots of muscles. A theory that might explain this says that at some level, we are still animals and that men seek more strength for protecting the family, while women do not need that much muscles, since their role in family is different. Those roles come from subconsciousness and cannot be controlled easily. Of course, this and other theories are just theories and the fact left says that there are much more male bodybuilders and much more female practitioners of aerobic, fitness trainings, pilates, and yoga etc. This might tells us that women are a bit smarter, since being fit might be a bit healthier than just having large muscles.

Hand strengthening exercises

Whatever the cause, the fact is that men will always like to do pushups, lift weight, work abs etc. More strength is always welcomed and there are many exercises that are used for strengthening various body parts, torso, arms, hands, legs, abs etc. Hand strengthening exercises might be very important in order for other types of exercises to be performed easily. Interesting thing is that several great exercises for hand strengthening can be found in various martial arts. Martial arts that utilize throwing techniques like judo and aikido have several simple stretching and strengthening exercises that are excellent for making the tendons very flexible and endurable. Hitting martial arts, like karate, taekwondo, kickboxing strengthen the muscles in hand, make the fist more firm, which is needed for the impact contact between fist and hitting bag.

An interesting exercise is pushups performed on fists and it creates a lot of strength and endurance. Pushups can also be done on fingers only, which builds up the muscles of fingers involved in exercise. Another exercise for hand strengthening is using rubber circle bands and squeezing and releasing is a simple yet very effective technique.

Lifting weights in all possible exercises creates more strength in hands simply because hands are used to hold barbell and dumbbells. More weight creates more positive effect for hands and fingers. As for the mentioned martial arts, one is particularly interesting because it strives to make each muscle in the body (including hand muscles) very strong and hard, and it is called Uechi Ryu karate. Whatever type of exercise is chosen, strengthening hands is just a beginning that leads to creating a perfect muscled and strong body.

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