Training with Spencer Keepers – May 2018

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Training with Spencer Keepers – May 2018

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Post by oljames3 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:44 pm

2018-05-31 / hsoi (John Daub)

https://blog.hsoi.com/2018/05/31/traini ... -may-2018/
Spencer made a great comment about grip: drive the fingertips into the palm. This is one reason I like taking “the same class” from another instructor: because I am likely to hear the same thing, but said in a different way. Grip is a big deal to me, given all the time I spend in the gym lifting heavy things. But take a moment and think about his phrasing: drive the fingertips into the palm. Try it. Make a fist or grip something the normal way you do. Now think about taking the tips of your fingers — not the pads, not the fingers as a general notion, but the tops, the tips themselves, and drive them into the meat of your palm. It’s a different notion, a different approach, and creates a MUCH stronger grip! Heck, the couple days I was in the gym after class, I gave myself this cue and found myself gripping the weights in a VERY different manner, a more effective manner. Yes, it’s more tiring, it’s harder — but only because I’m not used to it. It’s a better grip tho, so I’ll keep at it.
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Re: Training with Spencer Keepers – May 2018

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 pm

oljames3 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:44 pm
2018-05-31 / hsoi (John Daub)

https://blog.hsoi.com/2018/05/31/traini ... -may-2018/
Spencer made a great comment about grip: drive the fingertips into the palm. This is one reason I like taking “the same class” from another instructor: because I am likely to hear the same thing, but said in a different way. Grip is a big deal to me, given all the time I spend in the gym lifting heavy things. But take a moment and think about his phrasing: drive the fingertips into the palm. Try it. Make a fist or grip something the normal way you do. Now think about taking the tips of your fingers — not the pads, not the fingers as a general notion, but the tops, the tips themselves, and drive them into the meat of your palm. It’s a different notion, a different approach, and creates a MUCH stronger grip! Heck, the couple days I was in the gym after class, I gave myself this cue and found myself gripping the weights in a VERY different manner, a more effective manner. Yes, it’s more tiring, it’s harder — but only because I’m not used to it. It’s a better grip tho, so I’ll keep at it.
It will also encourage you to keep your fingernails trimmed.
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Re: Training with Spencer Keepers – May 2018

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Post by flechero » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:04 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 pm
oljames3 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:44 pm
2018-05-31 / hsoi (John Daub)

https://blog.hsoi.com/2018/05/31/traini ... -may-2018/
Spencer made a great comment about grip: drive the fingertips into the palm. This is one reason I like taking “the same class” from another instructor: because I am likely to hear the same thing, but said in a different way. Grip is a big deal to me, given all the time I spend in the gym lifting heavy things. But take a moment and think about his phrasing: drive the fingertips into the palm. Try it. Make a fist or grip something the normal way you do. Now think about taking the tips of your fingers — not the pads, not the fingers as a general notion, but the tops, the tips themselves, and drive them into the meat of your palm. It’s a different notion, a different approach, and creates a MUCH stronger grip! Heck, the couple days I was in the gym after class, I gave myself this cue and found myself gripping the weights in a VERY different manner, a more effective manner. Yes, it’s more tiring, it’s harder — but only because I’m not used to it. It’s a better grip tho, so I’ll keep at it.
It will also encourage you to keep your fingernails trimmed.

You guys have really long fingers or really small guns! I can't even come close to touching my fingertips to my palm with a gun in there.... :lol:


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Re: Training with Spencer Keepers – May 2018

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:14 pm

flechero wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:04 pm
Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 pm
oljames3 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:44 pm
2018-05-31 / hsoi (John Daub)

https://blog.hsoi.com/2018/05/31/traini ... -may-2018/
Spencer made a great comment about grip: drive the fingertips into the palm. This is one reason I like taking “the same class” from another instructor: because I am likely to hear the same thing, but said in a different way. Grip is a big deal to me, given all the time I spend in the gym lifting heavy things. But take a moment and think about his phrasing: drive the fingertips into the palm. Try it. Make a fist or grip something the normal way you do. Now think about taking the tips of your fingers — not the pads, not the fingers as a general notion, but the tops, the tips themselves, and drive them into the meat of your palm. It’s a different notion, a different approach, and creates a MUCH stronger grip! Heck, the couple days I was in the gym after class, I gave myself this cue and found myself gripping the weights in a VERY different manner, a more effective manner. Yes, it’s more tiring, it’s harder — but only because I’m not used to it. It’s a better grip tho, so I’ll keep at it.
It will also encourage you to keep your fingernails trimmed.

You guys have really long fingers or really small guns! I can't even come close to touching my fingertips to my palm with a gun in there.... :lol:
In my normal grip, the fingertips of my right hand go into the palm of my left hand. But I do have pretty big hands, which as you know, means I have



Big gloves
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