The muscles in the hand and wrist are some of our most important, as they allow us to grip everyday items, drive, type, and more. Whether you’re looking to increase hand and forearm strength, stay flexible, or complete a rehabilitation program, choosing the best grip strengtheners is the best way to simplify the process. Check out our guide where we consider levels of resistance, material, top recommendations, and more.
Ring Grip Exercisers
Resistance Scale10 lbs to 60 lbs
Recommended forRehabilitation, Hand & Forearm Strength
Resistance ScaleLight, Medium, Heavy
Recommended forFinger Strength, Rehabilitation, Hand & Forearm Strength
Hand Exercise Balls
Resistance ScaleX-Soft to Firm
Recommended forFinger Strength, Stress or Sensory Relief, Hand & Forearm Strength
Resistance ScaleXX-Soft to X-Firm
Recommended forStretching, Rehabilitation, Stress or sensory Relief, Hand & Forearm
Decide what factors are most important to you when choosing a grip strengthener.
All of our grip strengtheners offer an ergonomic design that is made to feel comfortable in your hand over long-term use. Our hand exercise balls and ring grip exercisers are a good example, perfectly sized for grip strength training for men and women. The exercise balls even feature a textured surface for easy gripping.
Similarly, our hand extension exercisers offer an intuitive design that makes finger exercises simple and fun. Therapy putty can be intuitively pinched, twisted, and pulled for an on the go workout that anyone can use.
It’s important to match your grip strengthener to your level of hand strength and coordination. If you’re just getting started with grip training or want an easier option, hand exercise balls or therapy putty are the right option. Both fit comfortably in your hand and offer a range of resistance levels for personalized strength workouts. For a more advanced challenge, try the finger exerciser which can provide targeted training to individual fingers.
All of the options above are versatile enough to be used for a variety of different workouts and stretches to target the hand, forearm, and fingers. Our therapy putty is one of the most versatile, as it can engage all the muscles of the hand with a selection of simple exercises like pinching, twisting, and squeezing. The finger exerciser is another versatile option, as it allows you to isolate individual fingers and strengthen them independently..
Each grip strengthener offers a range of resistance levels, letting you increase difficulty as grip strength improves. Be sure to start with a lower resistance level and gradually work your way up over time. See the chart above for more information on the resistance levels and scales of our grip strengtheners..
Each of our grip strengtheners offer something a little different, while staying versatile enough for a range of different purposes. Take a look at some of the most common uses in our recommendations sections below..
Find recommendations for some of the most common grip training needs.
The best way to improve finger strength and dexterity is to find a grip trainer that can isolate each finger for a fine-tuned workout. Our finger exerciser is the perfect option, as it allows you target individual fingers, gradually training them with three different resistance levels. The hand exercise balls are a little easier to use with a lightly textured surface and a range of four different resistance levels.VIEW FINGER Exerciser
The muscles in the palm and forearm are responsible for controlling your fingers, making them the target for grip training. Our ring grip exercisers are designed to target the hands and forearms, with a non-slip silicone material that resist cracking and tearing over extended use. They are perfectly sized for men and women with a 3.45” outer diameter, and can fit into an included carry bag for easy portability.VIEW RING GRIP EXercisers
Stretching your hands for just 10 to 15 minutes a day can go a long way toward building strength and flexibility. Our hand extension exercisers make regular stretching easy with an ergonomic design that fits any hand size. The eight finger holes allow for multiple stretching variations, letting you switch up your stretching routine. Therapy putty is another versatile option that can be used with a wide variety of hand stretches.VIEW EXTENSION EXERCISERS
Recovering from hand and wrist injuries takes time and regular effort, as well as a training routine tailored to your needs. Our therapy putty is the perfect option for rehabilitation, as it offers 6 different resistance levels, letting you scale-up your workout as you recover. You can pinch, squeeze, roll, and more, to target specific hand muscles. The finger exerciser is another good choice, which allows you to isolate individual fingers and build strength gradually.VIEW THERAPY PUTTy
Grip strengtheners can also be used to relieve stress or offer sensory engagement, making them good for ADHD and concentration. Our hand exercise balls are the perfect size to carry wherever needed, and retain their shape for long-term use. Therapy putty can also be a good stress and sensory reliever, and is non-toxic and odorless making it a good choice for children as well.VIEW HAND EXERCISE BALLS
Not everyone knows that the fingers don’t contain their own muscles, but are controlled by several different muscles in the hand and forearm. Specifically, wrist and forearm flexors, brachioradialis, extensor muscles, as well as about a dozen muscles in the butt of the palm. Grip trainers target these muscles to improve overall hand strength.
All physical exercise burns some calories, as your body is using energy to perform an action. However, grip trainers only activate some of the smallest muscles in your body, which means the calorie burn isn’t as great as it would be with cardio exercises, or when working out larger muscle groups.
Grip strengtheners can build muscles in the wrist and forearms offering extra protection against carpal tunnel. Grip training is best used as a carpal tunnel treatment alongside other treatment options like wrist braces.
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