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You can measure your grip strength using a dynamometer. Knowing and understanding your grip strength is important as it gives you information about your upper body strength – lower scores, for instance tend to mean a weaker upper body.

A strong grip is important as it makes aspects of your daily life (opening jars and containers, walking the dog, etc.) easier and it is essential for certain sporting activities (i.e. rock climbing, golf, etc.).Typically, grip strength will improve with improvements to upper body strength.

To learn more about how you can work on improving your grip strength – or to measure your grip strength – talk to your personal trainer.

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