Whether it’s an Ironmind gripper, or another brand, if you step up to the heavy grippers, instead of the easy things found in most sporting goods stores, you’ll need to know a few basics to be able to close the thing.
These basics include:
- Which way to face the gripper, looking at the turn in the spring.
- Positioning the gripper against the thumb pad.
- Positioning the fingers low against the handle, including the pinkie only part way on.
While this doesn’t cover everything you need to know, it’s a good start that will immediately add strength to your gripper closes.
For a much deeper dive into gripper training be sure to check out Jedd Johnson’s CRUSH: Total Gripper Domination.