Grappler: Does grip strength really matter? And, if so, how often?We've told you this before, but, as your girlfriend/wife/life partner always says, you never listen (maybe that's just my girlfriend).
DSTRYRsg: Yes and always.
Consider this a friendly but firm (unlike your grip) reminder:
The grip is an essential component of the grappler's game, along with his/her flexibility, agility, knowledge/decisiveness, strength, stamina and speed. We're not advocating using the grip as a crutch, but it's definitely a benefit to have that power at your disposal if/as needed.
So, here's a little incentive, courtesy of DSTRYRsg's favorite grip guru's, Adam Glass. If you don't know about Adam, then take note. He's the Slayer of grip strength.
Note: You may watch the video below without fully appreciating the fact that, if you or I tried this, our arms and/or hands/fingers would likely be removed from our bodies. So, recognize, grappler!