Introduction: DIY Hand Grip
Strong hands make powerful exercise possible.
If you are lifting heavy weights its necessary that your hands, wrists and forearms can take the weight. Wrist wraps are often used to enlarge the grip on bars and handles. The grip force is rarely trained separately. Nevertheless it is important to do so, because strong hands make heavy work possible.
No more soft handshakes.
This hand grip can even improve your social and professional life, because a firm handshake gives a confident, strong impression with your friends and colleagues.
Just get your grip together and within an hour you can start to exercise.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Wooden stick 24 mm thick
- Steel shaft 6 mm thick
- Steel tube 25 mm thick
- Drill bit 6 mm
- Wood wax
Step 2: Make a Curl
Measure 9 cm on the shaft .This is the point where the curl starts. Lock the steel shaft within the vise right-angled with the tube. Turn the steel shaft two and a half times round the tube to create a nice curl. This curl will act as a spring. Measure 9 cm from the end of the curl and cut the rest of with a hacksaw.
Step 3: Saw, Drill and Sand
Saw two pieces of the wooden stick each 10 cm long.
Drill a 5 cm hole in the top of each piece. Sand the pieces.
Step 4: Wax and Mount
Wax the pieces with wood wax.
Insert the steel end pieces in the wooden pieces.
Note: it’s a tight fit so I didn't use glue to hold them together.
Step 5: Working Out
3 sets of 30 reps a day will give you a firm grip in no time.