Here's a new training tool I made to help develop my pinch and wrist strength for arm wrestling, card tearing, etc. Dennis Rogers came up with the
idea of training with cinder blocks and I came up
with this unique way of making them adjustable for added weight. Enjoy!
Here's how you make it:
You'll need 2- 12" x 1-3/4" concrete blocks from Lowes,
HomeDepot, or your local hardware store.
2- 5/16" x 4" bolts
4- 5/16" hole x 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" flat washers
2- 5/16" Wing nuts
1- 5/16" Masonary drill bit.
Drill a hole 4" down from the center of the block and then
push the bolt through the hole with a flat washer on the head
side and the other one on the wing nut side.
Simply add what ever weight you desire and tighten down the wing nut.
Now you're ready!
Exercise and benefits:
Pinch Lifts with one or both hands
or single or multiple fingers
Farmers Walk with one in each hand
Cleans and Clean & Press
Bicep Curls with one or both arms
Seated Leverage Wrist Curls with one or both hands
One of the great benefits of training with these concrete
blocks is they make your hands really tough and consistent
use of these blocks also thicken your hands.
Note: I weighed 4 different blocks and they averaged
between 19 and 20 lbs. Not one block was under 19 lbs.
I hope you find this tool helpful. Go out and buy the materials
and you'll be on your way to some really strong fingers, thumbs,
Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!