Gripper: Muscles Worked & Technique

Gripper exercise technique

Muscles Worked with a Gripper

Muscles worked by grippers

Primary muscles worked:


  • Grab a gripper, and hold it so that it is as open as possible without slipping out of your hand.
  • Close the gripper all the way by closing your hand.
  • 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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