Grip Training for Basketball

Published on 09/20/2012 by

A powerful grip is a major asset on the basketball court as it helps a player to be “strong with the ball.” Here are a series of hand strength & grip exercises we use on a regular basis.

Since the grip is usually the “weak link” in pulling exercises, we choose to do grip work at the end of the workout… as to not limit the amount of weight that can be handled on certain exercises.

Our good friend and colleague, Brad Pantall (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Penn State’s basketball program) inspired many of these exercises! Thanks for watching! .

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  • Pure Sweat Basketball 8 years ago

    The song is called 'Black Mamba' - it is a Stronger Team exclusive!! 

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  • Rae Massey 8 years ago

    Mistake connection equipment on the row machine...?

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  • Pure Sweat Basketball 8 years ago

    The basketball cable attachment is called the FBT and you can get it from
    Gilman Gear dot com!

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  • sensei.k 8 years ago

    I could girp a 29.5 basketball at age 12. Really im telling the truth.

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  • Pure Sweat Basketball 8 years ago

    Nice! Impressive! Really, I am telling the truth.

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    How do I get one of those basketballs with an attachment for a cable?

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  • Pure Sweat Basketball 8 years ago

    It is called the FBT and you can order it from Gilman Gear dot com! 

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  • Pure Sweat Basketball 8 years ago

    Palming a ball has more to do with hand size than with grip strength... but
    this will help a little bit!

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  • Oscar Nelson 8 years ago

    Well thought out response, and nice video. 

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