#12 – Building Powerful Arms, Ultimate Grip Strength & How It Breeds Confidence

August 19, 2023 by VAHVA Fitness

Eero Westerberg & Samuli Jyrkinen talk about the drastic transformations they have gone through over the past year and how the newly found arm power & grip strength have changed their performance and functionality.

In this podcast, we talk about building powerful arms, developing ultimate grip strength and how it breeds confidence.


You will learn why developing the grip and forearms is a game changer for functionality and general athleticism. We will talk about it all: maces, clubs, sandbags and even fighting.


Despite their importance, grip strength and forearms are often neglected and one of the least trained areas of the body. In reality, there is no functionality without strong forearms and grip - it just doesn't exist.


In history, in the ancient Shaolin Temple or even more recently in the early 1900s among old school bodybuilders and strongmen, the grip was one of the most important areas to develop.

This is just to show that the modern phenomenon of training with machines and one dimensional exercises instead of odd objects and versatile movements has come with a cost.


There are well researched studies showing that your baseline grip strength has strong associations with cognitive performance, testosterone levels, central nervous system recovery and good brain & mental health.


People with strong grip strength tend to have better overall health because good grip strength is associated with slower decline of the immune system related to aging. Hence, it's possible having a strong grip makes you age slower.

Some doctors suggest that the person’s grip strength might be a better indicator of life span than blood pressure. Many even consider grip strength a true biomarker for ageing and one of the best predictors for old age functionality and health.

What’s even more interesting is that babies have a very strong grip being able to support their entire bodyweight with their grip although all the other muscles are weak. We literally come to this world with a strong grip…

Once you learn more about your grip and forearms, you come to realize how sophisticated instruments your hands actually are. You have your hands and forearms for a reason - use them and develop them!

Nothing is there by an accident. Your body is healthy and functional when every part of it works as nature intended.

We are proud to say that the methods and tools of
IronKingMethod.com will develop your arms better than anything available.

Enjoy!



samuli jyrkinen

About the author 

Samuli Jyrkinen

Samuli is the ninja behind the scenes (photography, videography, websites, program platforms and more). He has been training religiously for over a decade and has a firm grasp of physical and mental fitness. You will find our story here.

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