Grip Strength

These exercises should help you if you have trouble picking things up or holding on to them. It also will help you open things more easily, like a pickle jar. You can even do a couple of these exercises while you are reading or watching TV.

Example of exercises to improve grip strength:

1. Squeeze a Ball

  • Squeeze a tennis ball or racquet ball, hold for 15 seconds.
  • Repeat 8 to 10 times, twice daily.

2. Racket Sports

  • Involve yourself in racket sports 3 times per week, such as tennis or racquet ball.

3. Chin-up Bar

  • Hang from a chin-up bar until fatigued.
  • Repeat 8 to 10 times daily.

Always be careful… what is easy for one person might be strenuous for you. Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.

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