Your body is only as strong as the weakest link so small muscles in your forearms, hands and wrists play an essential role in any exercise that involves lifting weights. These angled springs allow for graded resistance to be used to train for hand strength and grip endurance.
For the best results train your grip strength during your 'down time' rather than during a full workout because these grip trainers are designed to challenge and fatigue your grip temporarily which is not what you want in the middle of a full body training session. Your 'grip muscles' are multi task muscles so ensure that you combine both moving squeezes with static holds.
Your hand is a fantastic piece of 'engineering' that ensures that your muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones all operate in harmony, so to ensure that the grip trainer complements this the strength demands adjust depending upon where and how you hold the grip. Hold the gripper with you thumb close to the spring and your fingers will do the work or rotate it 180° in your hand and the muscles of the thumb will take over.
Did you know?... There are many types of activity that get used to test 'fitness' including blood pressure, heart rate, and forward flexion (touching your toes) but one of the simplest and most popular strength tests is the 'grip test' as it's been shown that a good grip has a knock on effect to other muscles further along the kinetic chain.
The Reebok Grip Trainer build up the smaller muscles in your forearms, hands and wrists which play an essential role in other forms of exercise. Angled springs create graded resistance which create strength in your hand and grip.