The Grip Master's Manual (John Brookfield)

A truly superb book.


The Grip Master's Manual
This is a truly superb book.

When someone asked me this morning about a good book on general grip work, this is the one I recommended. John Brookfield's The Grip Master's Manual.

It's certainly a wonderful book to have on your fitness shelves. If you haven't come across it before, here's a quick snippet from the Amazon page to give you an idea of what it's about :


This book is THE book when it comes to grip training and becoming a well rounded athlete. Brookfield lays this book out very logically starting with a section on getting ready. He then progresses through: Advanced Lower Arm and Grip Training; Advanced Grip Challenges; and Steel Bending. No matter where you turn to this book is filled with helpful tips and ideas to get your workouts going.

John Brookfield's The Grip Master's Manual. Fantastic.



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