Grip Strength and Injuries with Jedd Johnson

Today I have some great information on grip strength and injuries.

The interview is with Jedd Johnson who is the grip strength guy.

Enjoy the interview!

CLICK HERE to listen to the interview with Jedd Johnson on Grip Strength and Injuries

CLICK HERE to listen to the interview with Jedd Johnson on Grip Strength and Injuries

What Jedd Johnson Goes Through in the Interview on Grip Strength and Injuries

  • What is grip strength and why it is not just hand strengthening
  • How grip strength relates to improved athletic performance
  • Importance of balancing your flexors and extensors for maximizing grip strength
  • Big link between the elbow and grip
  • Why those grip things at the sporting good store are useless
  • How you can use a pool noodle to improve grip strength
  • Why does it take most people a long time to overcome a grip injury
  • Great example of improving your grip strength by using a towel
  • What are grip strength competitions, feats of grip strength, strong man and power lifting
  • How does grip strength help you in the gym
  • What injuries does poor grip strength lead to
  • Examples of feats of strength – bending nails, tearing cards, bending bars
  • What is grip strength and how you can get started
  • How Jedd got into grip strengthening
  • Who is Jedd Johnson

A few things you need to know about listening to the interview:

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A Few Words About Jedd

Jedd Johnson is a CSCS through the NSCA, RKC through Dragondoor, and has been competing in strength sports since 2003.  Readily competing in Grip Sport competitions around the nation, Jedd is also a prolific writer and speaker about Grip and other strength and muscle building topics.  He owns and runs, a site dedicated to the pursuit of strength, especially Grip Strength and the promotion and growth of the sport and practice he loves with such passion, Grip.

How to Improve Your Grip Strength

If you want to improve your grip strength, CLICK HERE to learn about Jedd’s Home Made Strength 2.

If you want to try a feat of strength, you can CLICK HERE to check out Jedd’s Nail Bending Program:

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If you know of a fitness professional that may benefit from this, please forward it onto them.

Take care.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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