Grip strength in Jiu Jitsu. If you've trained Jiu Jitsu for any time you'll know how important it is. Your grips go, your game goes. Jiu Jitsu training alone will develop grip strength. Although to keep developing strength in the grips, additional training can make a huge difference. This article covers my top 6 tools for developing good grip strength for Jiu Jitsu.
First, a caveat. If pushed for the best method for grip strength, I'd pick either rock climbing or rope climbing. I recommend both. However, these are not always accessible. Sometimes we need to rely on tools. Tools that can be easier to access.
#6: Kettlebells. So this is not a grip tool on its own, hence only placing it at number 6. However, the dynamic nature of throwing a Kettlebell around requires a lot of strength in the hand and forearm. Plus you can also do one of my favourite wrist exercises I like to call the 'Viking Hold'. You hold the Kettlebell upside down for time. Downside: Kettlebells will work mainly your flexor muscles in the forearms. I.e. those that close the hand.