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Functional Grip Strength for Mountain Biking

Tips to increase your grip strength for better control and an overall better riding experience.

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 Guessing wanking doesn't work then Frown
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 Fantastic video mate! I'm a lecturer in Personal Training and I completely agree! I'll stick those swings in my program before I hit Morzine!
I'd just like to enforsize that arm pump is primerally coursed by the death grip through fear of falling off! The reason that you feel like ur going to fall off is because u don't have enough core stability!
I don't mean people need to do more sit ups! Our spine moves in 16 combinations of movements, mountain biking uses many of them! You need to be flexible in those movement and strong enough to pull yourself back on the bike after those movements!

A good example of this is lateral flexion of the spine in a corner! As u lean off the bike as u hit a burm your spin flexes to the side! Then your "Core" has to pull u back on the bike as u leave the exit of the corner!
If u are not strong enough or flexible enough u will try and wrestle yourself back on the bike with your forearms this is the main reason for arm pump!
Keep up the good work guys! :-)
  • + 1
 Kettle bells have always been something I avoid. once your hands get sweaty, they slip in your hand, and I'm not looking to take one to the teeth. Reverse curls and snatches with a straight bar has produced good results for me. Also, make a ball out of two socks and rapid squeeze it for 2 min, than switch. I'm not a personal trainer, but I can definatley notice i don't get arm pump nearly as bad when I emphasize those things into my workout.

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