I’ll never forget the day my first Captains of Crush grippers arrived. Office mates crowded around my desk trying to give them a squeeze. Of course, the fad wore off, but I persisted and to this day have a strong set of hands that can close the #2.

I know of no better way to develop hands than through kettlebell training and Iron Mind’s Captains of Crush Grippers.

Here’s What Using the Captains of Crush Will Do For You

  • Give you and iron grip (Important for physical tasks like pounding nails, picking things up, cooking with iron cookware, shaking hands, arm wrestling and throttling would be muggers.)
  • Develop and strengthen your forearms
  • Develop and strengthen your shoulders
  • Teach you how to contract all the muscles in your body to generate force (it takes a lot of force to close a gripper that requires 195 pounds of pressure)

You can strengthen your entire upper body by using hand grippers. Not run of the mill hand grippers though. Captains of Crush hand grippers.

If you play any kind of sports, you need hand strength. Baseball, softball, football, boxing, MMA, basketball—you need hand strength.

Developing Hand Strength with the Captains of Crush Grippers

Hand strength is easy to develop with the Captains of Crush. If you squeeze these grippers 3-5 times per day, 5 days per week, for a month straight, your entire upper body will be stronger. Your stomach, your back, your lats, your shoulders, your biceps, triceps, forearms, AND your hands. More tips for squeezing the Captains of Crush.

It sounds ridiculous. But give it a try.

If your hands are relatively weak, get the sport.

The Trainer is the next good place to start.

If you don’t consider yourself weak, then you should get the trainer and the #1. Otherwise get the Sport, Trainer and #1.

Closing the #1 is strong. The #2 is really strong, and the #3 is pretty much out of this league for the majority of the population—only hundreds have done it. (Only 11 were able to do it an all of 2010.)

Some days go harder. Some days go lighter. Every fourth week do a little less than you’ve been doing to let your self recover.

Don’t train for more than 5 days a week. Three days a week is fine for the first three weeks.

Pragmatism rules the day. Listen to your hands. If you haven’t trained your hands in awhile, go easy for a few months. You have plenty of time to develop a killer handshake.

Here are the grippers to buy en route to your quest in hand strength:

Captains of Crush Hand Gripper – Trainer
Captains of Crush Hand Gripper – No. 1ir?t=wormanfit 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0002U46IK&camp=217145&creative=399377 - Captains of Crush Grippers by Iron Mind
Captains of Crush Hand Gripper – No. 1.5ir?t=&l=as2&o=1&a=B000M7725M&camp=217145&creative=399369 - Captains of Crush Grippers by Iron Mind
Captains of Crush Hand Gripper – No. 2ir?t=&l=as2&o=1&a=B0002U49CS&camp=217145&creative=399369 - Captains of Crush Grippers by Iron Mind