- Aug 3, 2015
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That is only true if he's doing the same exercises and conditioning that rock climbers do. There's no way around it. No matter how we think we can pick certain thing out to strengthen. If it's not the same movement then it's not the same or similar movement then it's not the same group of muscles and tendons being conditioned and strength.I still believe if a weight lifter put more effort in grip strength, the result is the same. Just they don't. Climbing is not unique.
Take a look at photos of rock climbers and you'll see the same muscle and tendon structure being developed. Biologically when we make a fist the same muscles and tendons are used to make the same fist. When we grabs like climbers grab then it's a different set of muscles being used. Climbers in similar or same positions should have similar muscles flexing and tendons in use. Take a look at her hands. When body builders and gym rats work on grip strength in the gym. Their hands are not in this position and because they aren't in the same position the muscles and tendons aren't being stressed, position, or moving in the same manner.It's ONLY scientific it you have sample size of like 100.
Most of us train grips by closing the hand around a bar. This is a different grip than what climbers use. This is grip is closer to tiger claw in kung fu. I'll spare you the kung fu video because some of those traditional martial arts exercises can be seen in the video below. Instead of jars they are using dumb bells. Personally I like jars because you can adjust the weight without adjusting the grip size.
As nice as it would be for me to pull up 100 pictures of me measuring the thickness of tendons and writing a scientific paper on it. It's not going to happen people will either believe or not believe. It's much quicker if people just look at their own experiences with things like this.Don't use that video, that was bad, you will get attack on that and mudding up your point.
Or even better take a look at recommended exercises for a specific sport or activity. You'll be surprised at how many non weight lifting exercises are involve. I like weight training butthe majority of my training is non weight lifting. I think this is true with alot of training.