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After listening to @tommyblom (TFP#036 ) I realise that Grip is really important, a leading indicator of how the nervous system is feeling. If grip is weaker than usual, nervous system is weaker.
Soo I got myself a @ironmind Captains of Crush 1 gripper to start with. And are now implementing GTG (Grease The Groove) wherever I go. 😃 Thanks Tommy!
More about the thing that creates the grip, our hands:
The Hand has been perfected for more than 4 million years of evolution and some scientist claims that the sofistication of the hand forced our brains to evolve to make the hand more useful. (Göran Lundborg from Lunds University has written about this). The hand takes up a huge “projection area” in the brains cortex. James Coan (from affective neuroscience in Virginia) claims that you become calmer when you are holding someone else hand, and therefore also it is called that holding hand is an outsourcing of cognition and emotion.
Another cool guy: Aristoteles claimed for 2k years ago that we are learning with our hands. And yeah - grip is also quite important for crossfit and other training regimens. 😃
Longest post of the year. I love it! 😃
If you haven’t listened yet, listen to Tommy talking about grip (and a huge amount more) in the FLAWD Podcast #036 - yeah its in swedish.
Get a grip!