A firm handshake sets confidence at the dawn of interaction. Intertwined fingers unite lovers, and a tight grip can convey condescendence. There is something deep about this physical connection that speaks louder than words: An exchange of data flowing at a rate faster than the speed of light in the blink of an eye. The power is in our hands without a doubt, yet few of us maximize this evolutionary edge.
We take for granted that our grip is a gift of nature. Could you imagine the world where predators of the past had acquired opposable thumbs before us? We would be too busy scrambling for our lives even to know how to read anything today
Our hands are supercomputers connected to a cutting-edge nervous network protected by an army of twenty muscles. They are two biological weapons ready to fire, capable of building and killing anything at will, and send someone to space if they so desire.
The grip is the first point of contact between the muscles involved in the handling and grasping of an object. Some people crush barbells, others slap hockey sticks or pitch fastballs, and many carry toddlers. Weak hands make it harder for the other muscles in the chain to perform, like the bitter aftertaste of a failed first impression
Soft grips are common amongst new Creavinci students who learn with us to overcome chronic pain and performance plateaus. The only care their hands ever got was lotion, soap and sometimes a manicure. No strength work other than the highly specialized but repetitive motions of typing or writing. Not many of them could do push-ups and chin-ups with a full-range of motion either.
I have yet to meet someone who does not benefit from stronger hands. Get A Grip is a series of posts to spread awareness on the many tools and methods to sharpen this evolutionary edge — Stay tuned for more content!