I just want to mention a great exercise for demonstrating total body power and that is card tearing. Yes, start tearing cards as part of your training, you will never regret it! This “strongman” feat is awesome . Imagine being able to tear an entire deck of cards! That would be impressive, right? A way you could demonstrate your strength away from the gym, impress the girls or whatever. And ladies you can do this too! It is a progressive resistance exercise just like weight training. Start with a small number of cards and gradually work your way up. You will be surprised at what you can accomplish if you start doing this. As you start small and work your way up, anyone can do this. Even being able to rip half a deck of cards is impressive! I will not go into detail here as there is lots of information on this subject on the internet, just google it. But remember try different grips, position of the arms, etc. Also, you must contract your entire body to effectively utilize your power…. Where you place the cards in your palm is crucial. The junction where the fingers connect to the palm is where I place the end of the deck . This exercise is total body power and will develop an awesome grip.
Do this exercise as you would any weight exercise. Allow time to recover and realize it is easy to overtrain the hands , so don’ t do it too often. And if your progress halts.. rest, reduce the number of cards and build up again.
Cards are cheap. Dollar Stores are a good place to look. Wal Mart has 2 packs for a dollar.
Start tearin today!