Don’t Ignore THIS Early Warning Sign - MUSCLE LOSS!!

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  • に公開 2019/07/17
  • If you want to avoid muscle loss or wasting time in the gym you need to pay attention to your body’s natural early warning sign. Grip strength is one of the easiest and earliest ways to detect when your training is about to become unproductive, long before the negative side effects start to become apparent. It doesn’t have to be a surprise however. In this video, I’m going to show you the best way to test the strength of your grip and hands without having to spend a lot of money or take up a lot of time.
    First, why is grip so important. We know that your grip strength correlates to your performance on the bigger compound lifts. Due to the irradiation effect of a strong grip to more of the proximal muscles, as well as the stability provided to the entire kinetic chain that starts with a strong grip we will always need to strengthen our hand strength if we want to realize our true potential in the gym.
    Next, the interesting thing about grip strength is that it is driven perhaps more than any other element by neuromuscular efficiency. When your body is not up to maximal function, like when tired or ill, the strength of the grip is one of the first and most direct ways to realize this. Attempting to squeeze your hand and make a tight fist when feeling this way will show you just how impossible it is to obtain max strength.
    The same thing happens when you are approaching a state of under recovery. Many times, people will continue to add new things to their weight training regimens because they want to try something they’ve seen. The issue comes in when nothing else is replaced. Continuing to add more and more volume to a muscular system that already has reached it’s capacity to recovery from is a way to send your body into a deeper state of woe and make it harder for you to see new gains.
    You will see this in the form of decreased strength, a lack of desire to train, a plateau in new muscle hypertrophy or strength that seems to go on forever. All of this is avoidable if you just start testing the strength of your grip on a daily basis with a 2 minute procedure that you can do with an ordinary bathroom scale. The hand grip dynamometer shown in the video is the gold standard used by physical therapists for measuring grip strength but it is expensive and as you’ll see, not needed to get a fairly accurate snapshot of where you stand right now.
    Take the non-digital bathroom scale and support it on one knee. Position your hand on it so that your thumb is pointing up and your fingers wrap around the scale to squeeze it. Squeeze the scale as hard as you can and take note of the number in pounds that you generate. The key from here is now to consistently measure yourself and look for comparisons.
    If you see a drop of more than 10 percent from your baseline number then you want to take action to intervene on your current workout. You may need to take a reload week. You may need to decrease the volume of your overall work or even just lighten the loads that you are using to give your central nervous system a break. Even if this takes about a week or so to bounce back to baseline, you are going to be far better off for doing this than you would have been by banging away at your workouts in this state of under recovery.
    The key to avoiding this beyond just consistent measurement is to follow a training plan that doesn’t have you do more than what your body can recover from. All of the ATHLEAN-X programs available at the link below are designed to get you training to the edge but still allow your body to build itself up to be bigger and stronger from workout to workout.
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  • ATHLEAN-X™
    ATHLEAN-X™  4 ヶ月 前 +1053

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    • Guitar Freak
      Guitar Freak 3 ヶ月 前

      Check out my instagram fitness account! I posted my transformation picture and workouts! @vjanolo_fit

    • Michael
      Michael 4 ヶ月 前

      thanks so much for making this, ive been dealing with this issue for years and didnt know how to finally solve it till watching this video!!!

    • Barış ALTUN
      Barış ALTUN 4 ヶ月 前

      But what if you already train grip?

    • The Slopes
      The Slopes 4 ヶ月 前

      It says 27 minutes ago this was posted by I am too late 😢

    • edgarsoccer6
      edgarsoccer6 4 ヶ月 前

      I was the 1,000 like do I get something???

  • Jordan Snyder
    Jordan Snyder 4 時間 前

    There are hand grip dynamometers on Amazon for around $25 or so. Are cheap ones just not worth it?

  • Ces999919822
    Ces999919822 2 日 前 +1

    I can measure my grip strength with a $10 metal gripper. Jeff needs to measure his with a hydraulic aircraft grade tool.

  • Azraf Khan
    Azraf Khan 11 日 前

    THIS GUY IS GODSENT!
    THIS IS GENIUS

  • WacMilk
    WacMilk 12 日 前

    I actually discovered this before training everyday when i was 18, it is intresting how you brought this up. I tjust tought it was tjust my body or inmagination.

  • Jermichael
    Jermichael 14 日 前

    Jesse needs to train grip strength!

  • ai2tman
    ai2tman 14 日 前

    I can't believe Jeff's grip is only 50kg, that's only slightly above average. I did a physical test recently to become a lineman and my grip test was 75kg, and I'm nowhere close to being as strong as him.

  • Mohamad Hijazi
    Mohamad Hijazi 14 日 前

    😔

  • Ivan Babic
    Ivan Babic 21 日 前

    Next video : How waking up is killing your gains

  • Alexander
    Alexander 22 日 前

    Jeff my left arm has a much worse grip than my right? What can I do to fix this? When I try to flex my left arm I barely get anything but my right one has a big muscle, most of the time I have to stop the workout or else I’d be working my right arm more than my left. Why is my left arm weaker and what can I do to fix this? (I’m 16 btw, if that matters)

  • A Rehman
    A Rehman 23 日 前 +1

    Best advice, ever heard. you rock jeff

  • xd super
    xd super 23 日 前 +2

    My highest or peak was 25kg(i know) and sometimes around 22-23, so, now I have tried doing it after seeing this video and, holy shit its 18kg, maybe because I have worked out then tried it, but, I'll try to do it tomorrow and if it is true then I am going to stop training my arms because that is the spot I usually train. (god i hope im wrong)

  • Mr. Matt
    Mr. Matt 24 日 前

    You're absolutely right Jeff, I always wondered why my grip and overall strength seemed low after a workout and strong the next day. I expected my strength to improve during a workout because my muscles got pumped up. Now I know they get weaker because of fatigue, thank you.

  • oioi
    oioi 25 日 前 +2

    So it’s just a sign of over training?

  • sema navidi
    sema navidi 28 日 前

    In case the scale is not calibrated to give an accurate reading when exposed to force on one side only, you might want to do it with both hands and devide the reading by two. Just a suggestion from an engineer.

  • peldon marsh
    peldon marsh ヶ月 前

    An eagle has 300psi grip strength in it's talons, the equivalent of a large dog bite at just 18lbs

  • Andres Jalil
    Andres Jalil ヶ月 前

    My grip strength is over 9,000

  • Slinky TV
    Slinky TV ヶ月 前

    I needed this, I feel like I'm doing a lot, will surely drop the super sets from now on, they're useless.

  • Has has
    Has has ヶ月 前

    very informative and useful information but where is JESSE. at least play his intro Jeff. Please mate love from UK, where Jesse is the Geezer.

  • sibtain ali
    sibtain ali ヶ月 前

    So is 26 bad......

  • ninj4stud
    ninj4stud ヶ月 前

    Recent studies show that improving your grip strength can extend your life.

  • yosharian
    yosharian ヶ月 前

    But your scales are in pounds, right? So how come you got 50 pounds on the scale and 50 kg from the device?

  • tao shidensen
    tao shidensen 2 ヶ月 前

    I enjoy the comments here as much as i enjoy the channel 😂😂

  • X2ComeHome
    X2ComeHome 2 ヶ月 前 +2

    "If you break wind, only do so against the prevailing wind for resistance or you are losing gains'..

  • DadBod Fitness
    DadBod Fitness 2 ヶ月 前

    Awesome video and a really good reminder. Couldn't have been more timely for me because I just started a rest week and then I'll do a 70% of normal Delia's week next week because my grip has been really suffering. My lifts have been gradually going up but I don't feel the psych and excitement before I lift anymore and my carpal tunnel syndrome has been really bothering me along with some minor aches and tight muscles. I looked back over my training notes and I haven't reloaded in almost 9 months....didn't realize I pushed it that long. Thanks for the awesome tip! Has anyone tried foam rolling their forearms? I found it really helpful right before my heavy lifting days.

  • Shi Hou
    Shi Hou 2 ヶ月 前

    I tried it with a libra that is pretty shit to grab and got ~20kg, the fact that with a better one to grip i would get more is irrelevant right? Cuz the only thing that matters is if these 20kg on that hard to grab libra will change over the coming days/weeks, right?
    And u just do it once a day? And does it matter when u do it?

  • FromBeToReality
    FromBeToReality 2 ヶ月 前

    THUMBS UP!!!!
    then watch!!!!
    my grip strength should be fine. almost every morning i do grip exercises with my grip thingy--one of 3 circles weighing x-amount of weight--with ny bed/side of bed stretches.
    and recently i just saw a forearm, hand, and finger grip ex vid (youtube recommended) from physical therapists bob & brad. i intend to incorporate those exs into my routine....

  • Boomerang
    Boomerang 2 ヶ月 前

    i just scored 110 glute grip! ohhh shit!

  • AngryDuck76
    AngryDuck76 2 ヶ月 前

    This dude' 'veins have veins'.!!

  • Iron word
    Iron word 2 ヶ月 前

    was that scale in pounds or kilo? because the hand gripper you said it was in kilograms. maybe my math is off.

  • Jerome Murphy
    Jerome Murphy 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    Did he ask us to leave our measurements in the comments?

  • FrnchFriez
    FrnchFriez 2 ヶ月 前

    I feel like i am plateuing and my grip strength feels so weak almost all the time. maybe preworkout helps but thats about it -_-

    • Adam Bond
      Adam Bond 23 日 前

      I feel a bit like that atm. My wrists are knackered from overtraining! I've cut down the amount of days that I'm training now, I hope it helps.

  • MW1_kING
    MW1_kING 2 ヶ月 前

    I can close the number 2 coc gripper

  • EXT3RM1NAT0R 97
    EXT3RM1NAT0R 97 2 ヶ月 前 +1

    i did it with my thumbs and it was 57 or 62, same scale, good or bad?

  • EXT3RM1NAT0R 97
    EXT3RM1NAT0R 97 2 ヶ月 前

    i did the scale too and i was at 137, is that good bad, or did i do it wrong

  • Lillogambino
    Lillogambino 3 ヶ月 前

    50kg vs 50pounds? it should have been 110 pounds

  • mike r
    mike r 3 ヶ月 前

    I lift weights and I also play drums I use my hands and my fingers some people say that if you train your hands with weeds that it makes your face twitching muscles stronger but slower does it have some truth are you does anybody know that's something that can help please

  • gotd4m
    gotd4m 3 ヶ月 前 +1

    50 kg and 50lbs are very different.

    • Nicholas Crespo
      Nicholas Crespo 3 ヶ月 前

      Real talk... 50kg is 110.231lbs. I'm not convinced that the bathroom scale is an accurate tool for this.

  • Jess Heal
    Jess Heal 3 ヶ月 前

    I got a shoulder injury and it's been 2 weeks doctors said 2 more weeks so all together a month

    • Handsome Dude
      Handsome Dude 3 ヶ月 前 +1

      Ja damn bro i injured my ankle on my foot three times in 8 months, it still hurts and im so desperate...
      Also my elbows started to hurt a the recent weeks/months, I can‘t do any upper body besides kinda abs and back at home.
      For whatever reason my knee started to hurt two days ago, i got a cold, got back to old habits... fuck this

  • Charles LUCAS
    Charles LUCAS 3 ヶ月 前

    24.7 kg for me...
    But I am musician (bass) si its maybe my only real muscle trained as it should be :)
    Thank you

  • Edward Biglang-awa
    Edward Biglang-awa 3 ヶ月 前

    Then again I will be discouraged because I knew I could go hard but I have to drop the weight and less volume. Because my body is in recovery mode and my grip dropped 5 lbs.

  • samer saad
    samer saad 3 ヶ月 前

    this is so true I don't even have to watch the test to know
    i need to train less and rest

  • XRPotato
    XRPotato 3 ヶ月 前

    Did you discover this yourself? Quite amazing discovery I never thought of this, but I do know that feeling you are talking of when you try to clench your fist but you cant go full strength. I am constantly in that state! :( I suffer hypothyroid though and can never find the right dose so that might be why :( glad I saw this!

  • Srn
    Srn 3 ヶ月 前

    My grip strength decreases a lot after cracking fingers..

  • Sven Laverentz
    Sven Laverentz 3 ヶ月 前

    awesome , nothin more to say

  • Zlatanzo
    Zlatanzo 4 ヶ月 前

    50kg right arm gang anyone?

  • Cornelious Stradivarius

    Ty for this life hack Jeff. just did mine. said 40 kg /88 Ilbs. Dunno if that's good or bad but going to start keeping track of it as I do have VERY weak grip strength.. Thx again for the tip.

  • Miklós Pál Márton Molnár

    Left hand 28kg, right hand 34kg, both 65kg, my current bodyweight 67kg - fam stuff no gym for 3 months

  • Pinkwalrus _
    Pinkwalrus _ 4 ヶ月 前

    When I was 14 my grip strength was about 30-32kg, is that good?

  • Hiruthic Sha
    Hiruthic Sha 4 ヶ月 前

    12.66 kg😭... I expected a lot

  • Leo Leo
    Leo Leo 4 ヶ月 前 +38

    ME: drink water
    Jeff: "That is wrong."

    • Simon Tapia Rios
      Simon Tapia Rios 22 日 前 +2

      Well actually most people drink water with incorrect swallowing patterns, to fast, and standing up when they should be sitting down. It would be a lot funnier if i was jeff cavaliere telling you this

  • Bobby B
    Bobby B 4 ヶ月 前

    I go to the gym and i usually do the same routine. I dont know if it is working or not. Its been about 4 weeks. How long should i wait before i up the weight? I have no clue what im doing. I went with one of my friend and his brother that ive known my whole life and they helped me out and one of them showed me your channel. After that most of the time ive been in the gym by myself or with another friend with no help or pointers.

  • Adrian English
    Adrian English 4 ヶ月 前

    I over trained and a doctor presribed me (unwanted/unneeded) anti-depressants. i hesitantly took them. Since then ive lost alot of grip strength. What can i do to get it back?

  • Golden Bro
    Golden Bro 4 ヶ月 前

    I squeezed my scale and got 58.4 lbs

    • Golden Bro
      Golden Bro 4 ヶ月 前

      I was doing 1 set of 100 reps full body earlier at the gym and was wobble-walking for awhile before scoring abysmal numbers on a self Army PFT

  • Alano Vázquez
    Alano Vázquez 4 ヶ月 前 +2

    this dude should do a Joe Rogan interview

  • Anthony Ferro
    Anthony Ferro 4 ヶ月 前 +2

    hey brother. So i am obsessed with the gym, it is my life. Last year i got tendinitis in both my wrists from doing walking hand stands everyday and working out. I am slowly healing but every time i think i am healed and try to workout again, it starts to hurt and become weak again. I am currently taking time off the gym again(besides legs and abs) but i am dying to do upper body again safely. I was wondering if you could make a new video about wrist tentinitis and what workouts/ stretches would be good for me to heal properly and become a gym rat again. Thanks so much, you’re my favourite fitness guy on youtube! i hope you see this :)

  • vivek chaturvedi
    vivek chaturvedi 4 ヶ月 前

    According to Jeff, every workout is killing your gains, sooner or later.
    Sleep, deadlifts, shoulder press.
    And you must stop doing all workout once.

  • Cesare
    Cesare 4 ヶ月 前

    this is such a good channel, you are helping me so much

  • F P
    F P 4 ヶ月 前

    His single hand grip strength is more than my whole body weight 😳 (decent amount more!)
    Has any body tried this yet? I need to get a standard weighing scale like this & try.

  • Søren Mikkelsen
    Søren Mikkelsen 4 ヶ月 前

    Speaking of that you can eventually reach maximum growth.. When is that exactly? Is that something that takes around 10 years? 1 year? 5 year?
    When should you start thinking about possibly having reached your maximum?