Finger, Hand, and Forearm Workouts?

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    Jul 25, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    Guess it sounds pretty strange but anyone know of any good finger, hand and forearm workouts that are simple? For functional muscle only, obviously icon_biggrin.gif

    Any ideas ?
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    Squeezing rubber balls that are around tennis ball size is a good workout.

    Arms Horizontal, Palms down, Dumbells in your hands and slowly lifting from 45 degrees down to 45 degrees up.

    Press ups on your fingertips (be careful)

    Wide grip pull ups and bar exercises - wrap a towel around a barbell and use the towel to hold the weights.

    Good luck
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    Thanks bro, I'll try these out today icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    I was watching a few documentaries on the training that the Shaolin monks do. To build hand and finger strength, they slap water and punch sand.



    Fast forward to 6:55 and 7:43.

    It must work since they can work up to being able to do this...icon_eek.gif

  • mmmship

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    Jul 25, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    Piano. No existing human activities require faster movements of the arms, wrist, and fingers than playing the piano. Super functional and u can even become ambidextrous.
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    Jul 25, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    When I play guitar I really feel it in my forearms, especially after a workout day where my forearms were involved at all.
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    Jul 25, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Yea, its because of that kind of stuff that im looking for workouts to improve endurance, like when I'm practicing stitching and sutures for an entire day i feel it :/
  • mybud

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    Jul 25, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    Dude...go to your nearest rehab center or physical therapy office...a lot of them in strip malls...tell em you want to buy some OPTP exercise putty...tell em you want the blue or extra firm variety...It works like a charm....BUD
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    or you can do the judo climb.
    instead of normal ropes you can get ropes made in the same wowen fabric like the sleeves of a judo jacket. then start climbing.

    http://www.dax-sports.de/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69_93&products_id=695

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    Jul 25, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    found a video.

  • LJay

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    Jul 25, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    Actually there is an outstanding video devoted to injury-preventive piano playing that is very much worth viewing. It is Freeing the Caged Bird. You may be surprised when it argues for a different focus on control than you would expect, but study it. First rate stuff and VERY well demonstrated.

    After attending one lecture with this teacher, my dexterity improved measurably and instantly.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    The best exercise is fingertip pushups, try doing ten and you'll be amazed at how hard you find it. Then just work your way up or add more incline or weight