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Obtaining a G.I. Joe Kung-Fu Grip: How to exercise my hands for rock climbing
So I regularly work out but recently got a bit interested in rock climbing. Just the idea at the moment, not the actual act of it, yet. Probably just the fake gym wall stuff and going to take some classes at first. Now, I've looked up some exercises to do online to improve my grip but god damn my forearm/grip is weak. Weak~~~~~~~~
When I try to hang with one hand I can maybe max out 25seconds for each hand. Of course I can go longer while hanging with both hands, but I read a guide that says 45seconds on a one hand hang is "normal" and I should work up to hanging for 4 minutes. Good lord do I need to improve.
So I come to you for some advice. What are some exercises I can do to improve my grip strength and/or hang time? I'm not only looking for gym exercises but also things I can do at home for 5-15minutes at a time while surfing the web or something like that. I need to improve my grip strength by a ton it seems, so I am going to need a lot of help and a lot of different exercises.
I eventually want to hang on one hand for 4 minutes so that's my end goal. Right now, I'm just going to shoot for 45 seconds and try to improve from there.
Also, if anyone has some advice for gloves that is welcomed. My hands ache after hanging. Ache.
If you want a visual by my hanging exercise, there's a picture at this webpage just scroll down a bit and look left.