How to Train with Grippers: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Gripper exercise technique

Muscles Worked with a Gripper

Muscles worked by grippers

Primary muscles worked:


  1. Grab a gripper, and hold it so that it is as open as possible without slipping out of your hand.
  2. Close the gripper all the way by closing your hand.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat.


A gripper trains the muscles in your hand and forearm that close your grip. This kind of grip strength is often called a crushing grip, in contrast to static or pinching grip strength.

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