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Hand without muscle! Is it possible? No never.
Hands without muscle are impossible because our hands and legs are made up of muscles, nerves, and tissues. So, there are a significant number of muscles throughout our hands. All these muscles belong to four different categories.

  1. Thenar muscle: Its role is to move the thumb. It basically regulates the thumb movement. The soft part of our thumb.
  2. Hypothenar muscles: its primary role is to move our small finger or little finger. It presents in the fleshy part below the fingers.
  3. Interosseous muscles regulate finger movements towards and away from the midportion of our palm.
  4. Lubricant muscle: the leading role of this particular muscle is to bend all these fingers towards a large knuckle without leaving the complete finger bend. It supports all fingers to remain straight and firm.

Physiological anatomy says that the human body consists of a total of four thenar muscles in our hands. All of these muscles follow the opponent’s policy to hold an object firmly. These are collectively called forearm muscles. Forearm muscles must be strong to make your grip firm and have good object holding ability. Here you need to know that interosseous muscles and lubricants are not responsible for providing direct support to your grip. Instead of that, they offer passive benefits. Our lubricants act as a sensory organ to keep your movements flexible enough, which passively helps you adjust the grip
A firm grip must have four essential components: the opposite side of the thumb, the semi-circle of the palm, finger flexions, and wrist flexions. All these are essential parts. To make your grip firmer, focus on every component of your hands.

As grip strength is essential for our daily life, people look for easy solutions to make their grip firmer. However, it is not a one-day job; here, you need to keep patient as well.

In the next part of the article, we will talk about some exercises that help you gradually build your grip strength.

So, no more worry about weak grips & let’s get started.

The first and easy option for beginners: The putty grip exercise:

Here it would help if you used a Squeeze ball. You can use putty instead of a squeeze ball. Even some trainers advise using putty instead of a squeeze ball to engage all muscles of fingers and thumb. At the same time, the forearm is used to block the finger movements and solidify other fingers with a limited range of motion. As a squeeze ball is not so soft as putty, it restricts your fingers to some extent. You can manipulate putty as much as possible because of its texture which eventually increases dexterity and improve the coordination between thumb and fingers.

How to do it: Hold putty full of your hands, then squish it with your palm. Squish tightly so that all the fingertips touch the palm, then gradually relax your muscle and manipulate the putty to its initial condition. Then squeeze it again.

To get the best result, perform it for 2 minutes with 10-15 reps.

Thumb pinch Strengthening Exercise:

Alternative exercise option to empower your thumb. Although our thumb is an integral part of our hands, we often forget to condition it. The result is your thumb won’t have enough strength to open a tightly sealed bottle or jar.
Putty can be used to strengthen your thumb. Roll it into a hotdog shape, about 1-2 inches thick. Engage thumb & index fingers to pinch the putty, then gradually extend its shape.
To make your thumbs stronger, do this 10-20 times with each hand.

Isometric Hooks Exercise

This is a simple exercise that doesn’t require any equipment. Your hands and your fingers are sufficient. You can contract your muscles without moving your hands. The optimum voluntary contraction can be used here. Make a fist, and then clasp your hands together. One hand should be held palm-up, the other should be held palm-down.
Once you have secured your hands with both hands, move your arms outward while keeping the hook apart. For five seconds, hold this position and then release. This can be repeated 10-20 times for each hand. This is a good exercise for your hands and upper body.

Rubber Band Abduction Exercise

The rubber should be placed around your four fingers, avoiding your thumb. Next, spread your fingers as far apart as you can. Hold the rubber for five seconds and then relax. Repeat the process 10-20 times. This exercise can help strengthen intrinsic grip strength as it targets the muscles in our hands that are between our fingers. If you do it correctly, you’ll notice a slight bump near your index finger. You don’t need a rubber band, but you can use putty to make a loop around each finger.
Hand strengthening exercises improve grip and pinch strength, reduce joint stiffness and mobility, and allow for more movement.

Science has shown that grip strengthening stretching can profoundly affect nerves. It improves dexterity and fine motor coordination and reduces the risk of hand injuries. These exercises require no equipment. These exercises are suitable for both sportspersons and common citizens. They can also be enhanced by a grip workout tool available offline and online.

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