DIY Hand Grip

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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.

Note for conversion to inch visit this site: http://www.linuxfocus.org/~guido/javascript/cm-inch-conversion.html

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials needed:

  • Wooden stick 24 mm thick
  • Steel shaft 6 mm thick

Tools needed

  • Vise
  • Steel tube 25 mm thick
  • Drill
  • Drill bit 6 mm
  • Hacksaw
  • 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

Start working-out.

3 sets of 30 reps a day will give you a firm grip in no time.

Enjoy!

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    6 Comments

    Wow this is really cool !! How did you get the 6 mm steel to bend around the 24 mm steel bar? Colby : - )

    This thing works only your forearm, right?

    1 reply

    Yes, they do.

    This is awesome! I have some of these, and I always include them in my workouts. Great job!

    You've got some great pictures in there. Not only are they close up AND in focus, but they are also pretty neat perspectives. I like the way the wooden stick fades to unfocused. Nice photography.

    What's the cost of this method vs. the cost of a commercial one? What about the resistance--how similar is it to the ones you can buy?

    1 reply

    Thanks!

    The resistance is very similar to a commercial one: the resistance varies along with the diameter of the steel shaft.
    The cost of this hand grip is around 10 dollar (4 dollar for the wooden stick and 6 dollar for the steel shaft) but you can make 4 out of them.