STACK Challenge: How Strong Is Your Grip?

July 22, 2014

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Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to win by tweeting your results with #STACKChallenge.

On the field and in the weight room, grip strength is more important than most athletes realize. How does your grip measure up? Find out by challenging yourself with the Plate Pinch test.

To complete the Plate Pinch test, simply pinch a 25-pound plate between your fingers and hold it at your side for as long as possible. For this challenge, use two plates—one in your right hand and one in your left. Don’t cheat by curling your fingers under the lip.

The Challenge

Hold a 25-pound plate in each hand with a pinch grip for as long as possible.

How Do You STACK Up?

Rookie:  1 minute to 1-1/2 minutes
Pro: 1-1/2 to 2 minutes
All-Star: over 2 minutes

STACK T-ShirtHow to Win a STACK T-Shirt

  1. Complete the challenge by July 27
  2. Follow STACK on Twitter (@stackmedia)
  3. Tweet your results and include #STACKChallenge

Congratulations to @reedracer for winning a STACK T-shirt by participating in last week’s Army 2-Mile Run Challenge.

Get Better

Keep improving your grip strength by performing the Plate Pinch at the end of your workouts. Make the challenge even harder by gripping the edge of the plate with just your fingertips.

Continue your grip training with exercises in the following articles:

Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...
Dustin Brady
- Dustin Brady is the Web Manager at STACK Media and an avid runner. He received his bachelor's degree in communications from Pensacola Christian College in...
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