When was the last time you thought specifically about your grip strength? You know, the strength of your hands?

You use grip strength to pick up your phone, feed yourself, open jars and doors, and every interaction you have with your hands in your environment.

But what should you do to build grip strength (beyond the spring-loaded squeeze contraption or rubber bands)?

Not only is grip strength used as a predictor for overall health, especially in older folks, but if you lack adequate grip strength, it can contribute to weakness (or pain) in other areas like your shoulders, core, or neck.

So if you’ve been trying to build upper body strength or have been struggling with shoulder pain that isn’t responding to anything else, then this episode is for you.

A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about soreness, tension and pain. Movement Mavens is the only program of it’s kind that not only teaches you how to maintain your body and move well, but also helps you craft your personalized plan so you can build sustainable strength, consistently. Learn more now at www.aewellness.com/mavens

 What you’ll lean from this episode:

  • All things grip strength
  • How your neck and shoulder pain is related
  • and why improving grip strength will help strengthen your shoulders (and the rest of your body)

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