In this week’s twitterchat we’re discussing the many forms of pinch grip training – the equipment, techniques and competitions.
The twitterchat will be an open forum, moderated by Straight to the Bar‘s Scott Bird (@scottbird) and Body by Long‘s Bill Long (@bill_long1); both of whom have been training grip for nearly as long as they can remember.
First up a quick definition. What is a pinch grip?
A pinch grip is where an object is held by the thumb pushing towards the fingers (think of carrying a book or newspaper by your side). As Alfred pointed out, it’s the thumb that does a lot of the work.
The width of this grip is broken into narrow and wide pinching. All other things being equal, a wide pinch grip is more difficult for the majority of people.
A few examples of pinch gripping :
- Blob work (video)
- Plate pinching
- Hub lifts (video)
- Anvil lifting
- Narrow pinching using a coin or steel washer
- Finger walking with a sledge hammer (video)
- Jumper cable pinching
- SSE Pinch Plate (video)
- IronMind Hub (video)
- Mouse (video)