Strengthening Your Grip – Marksmen

Nancy kidsSo, if you cannot lock out your wrists, but have to manage and maintain an iron strong grip, how is this acquired? There are many exercises which can strengthen the shooter’s grip and which need to be tended to for both hands. Remember, the grip involves every single finger and thumb of both hands to engage in and maintain the proper grip for a consistent shot. For one thing, the Trigger Finger Exercise offers strengthening, toning and coordination as you practice engaging the middle, ring and pinky fingers tightly and securely while only moving the trigger finger slowly and consistently towards the middle of the palm of the hand. Doing push-ups and pull-ups will strengthen the hands. These very basic Academy level exercises are still your best “do anywhere”, “do any time” exercises. The focus is, when you do push-ups, make sure every single finger print is pressed firmly into the ground. When your personal trainer  (see Train With Libby) comes by to lift any of your fingers, they better be glued to the floor. The same is true with those pull-ups: fully engage your grip on the bar. Every single finger and thumb is involved in applying pressure to a firm and consistent grip and you raise and lower your body . Now, go hit the gym, your basement floor, or the floor right there next to your recliner!

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"I worked as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer for over 14 years, in a firearms carrying capacity. First assigned to LAX (1994), then to the Los Angeles/ Long Beach Seaport (1997-2007), I took an early retirement from my final duty station of El Paso, TX (2007-2008). Never having handled firearms prior to this job, I give full credit for my initial shooting lessons and safe firearms handling skills to the government. As I began to compete, I gleaned tips and coaching lessons from the best law enforcement instructors across the nation, turning myself into one of the best, too. I was a firearms instructor in Los Angeles and a national level competitor on a formally sponsored team from 1999 through 2003, being sent all over the nation for pistol match competitions. As a result of this gift of an experience, I went on to set five national records in the law enforcement shooting sports. Check in regularly to read about those and other adventures and misadventures!"
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